Chemotherapy in Palliative Medicine
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Nursing and Public Health
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.