Managing side effects of childhood cancer treatment

J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Apr;18(2):113-25. doi: 10.1053/jpdn.2003.11.

Abstract

This article focuses on the nurse's role as a member of the supportive care team for the child diagnosed with cancer and the family. The most common side effects of the cancer treatment are discussed in depth in this article. The adequate management of the side effects experienced by the child receiving cancer therapy may greatly influence the child's quality of life.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / adverse effects
  • Bacterial Infections / etiology
  • Bacterial Infections / nursing*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppression / nursing*
  • Male
  • Nausea / etiology
  • Nausea / nursing
  • Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Neoplasms / nursing*
  • Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Neoplasms / surgery
  • Nurse's Role*
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Nutrition Disorders / etiology
  • Nutrition Disorders / nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing / methods*
  • Postoperative Complications / nursing
  • Prognosis
  • Radiotherapy / adverse effects
  • Vomiting / etiology
  • Vomiting / nursing