Third Issue, Series Three Advances in Side Effect Management

Advances in Side Effect Management

Among the various types of treatment that a patient with cancer may undergo, chemotherapy is associated with the greatest concerns with respect to side effects. Although patients may comprehend the importance of receiving chemotherapy as a key component of their treatment plan, the fear of adverse events (AEs) is always [ Read More ]

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG

Side Effect Management: A Nurse’s Perspective

It is inevitable that patients with cancer will experience some side effects associated with treatment. Recommendations for managing and minimizing these complications are critical to patients’ well-being and can impact overall clinical outcomes. Adherence to therapy (or the ability to remain on treatment as recommended) is negatively affected when cancer [ Read More ]

Beth Faiman, PhD(c), MSN, APRN-BC, AOCN

The Management of Adverse Events: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

As an oncology pharmacist in an ambulatory cancer clinic, in the course of a typical week, it is not unusual for me to counsel 25 to 30 new patients on chemotherapy regimens that they are about to receive (paying particular attention to adverse events [AEs]), and to be directly involved [ Read More ]

Steve Stricker, PharmD, MS, BCOP