Management of Side Effects Associated with Treatment
Side effects of treatment will vary depending upon the cancer stage and type of treatment undergone. Poorly controlled side effects can have a profound effect on a person’s quality of life and can influence treatment decisions.
For management of side effects of specific treatment regimens; go to eviQ cancer treatments online https://www.eviq.org.au/. You will need to register to gain access to this information however registration is FREE!
Cancer and its treatment may lead to a range of potentially life-threatening conditions that require urgent action to correct or manage them and can occur at any stage of the cancer trajectory.
Most of these conditions can be categorised as:
- metabolic (e.g. tumour lysis syndrome),
- hematologic (e.g. febrile neutropenia),
- structural (e.g. metastatic spinal cord compression),
- Or side effects from chemotherapy agents (e.g. extravasation).
Free online resources specific to oncology emergencies
GRPCT Oncology & Palliative Emergency Study Day 2012
Paediatric fever and neutropenia