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Symptom Management

Patients can be successfully managed with minimal opioid medication after urologic oncology surgery, said Kerri Stevenson, MN, NP-C, RNFA, CWOCN, Lead Advanced Practice Provider – Interventional Radiology, Stanford Health Care, CA, at the 2018 ASCO Quality Care Sym­posium.
Anthracyclines, such as doxorubicin or epirubicin, have been used for decades for the treatment of a variety of cancers, including breast cancer, sarcoma, lymphoma, and leukemia.
In a recent survey, the average age of patients who used medical cannabis was 59.5 years, and approximately 27% were previous recreational cannabis users.

This symptom management article describes the approach to rasburicase-induced hemolytic anemia in patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, which may occur intravascularly in this patient population.

For patients diagnosed with cancer, the annual incidence of VTE is approximately 20%, and the risk for VTE in this patient population is estimated to be 7 times higher than in the general population.

Targeting and inhibiting the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-signaling pathway has become an integral modality in the treatment of a variety of malignancies, including renal-cell carcinoma (RCC); glioblastoma; hepatocellular carcinoma; gastrointestinal stromal tumors; and colorectal, lung, gastric, and ovarian cancers.
This section provides a quick update of symptomatic conditions in oncology and their management. Readers are invited to submit brief updates following the guidelines at www.JHOPonline.com.

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