Supportive care of palliative chemotherapy for advanced stage lung cancer patients: Summary for the daily practice

Veronika Müller, Vincze Krisztina, Eszes Noémi, Zahorecz Gabriella, Bohács Anikó, Losonczy György, Tamási Lilla


Supportive care during palliative chemotherapy of advanced stage lung cancer is essential to enable successful control of the disease. Active oncologic treatment most often used in lung cancer has many side effects which may impair patients’ quality of life and compromise the effectiveness of therapy. Most side effects of chemotherapy are preventable or treatable with optimal supportive care which enhances success in patient care. The aim of this review is to summarize the most important conditions that may be associated with palliative chemotherapy of advanced stag lung cancer, their prevention or treatment from the daily clinical point of view, with additional special focus on the important role of oncology nurses.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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