Title

Chemotherapy in Palliative Medicine

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

525

Comments

This article was originally published as: Chan, V.S.P., (2002). Chemotherapy in palliative medicine. The Hong Kong Practitioner. 24(3) 138-142. Original article available here

Abstract

With advances in chemotherapy agents and bone marrow support, more cancer patients are indicated for curative or palliative chemotherapy. Family physicians should know about the indications and side effects, so that early referral for treatment can be made and side effects can be managed while the patient is in the community. The benefits of chemotherapy in palliative medicine and the management of common side effects are discussed.