Alternative medicine in gynecologic oncology: A case report.

Title

Alternative medicine in gynecologic oncology: A case report.

Creator

von Gruenigen V E; Hopkins M P

Publisher

Gynecologic oncology

Date

2000
2000-04

Description

A patient with Stage IIB squamous cell cancer of the cervix presented 10 days into her primary radiation therapy with neutropenic fever and diarrhea requiring hospitalization and delay in treatment. The patient's history revealed extensive use of alternative therapies including potential toxic botanicals. This case raises the possibility that a patient's use of alternative therapies may have caused toxicity and delayed primary therapy. Gynecologic oncology patients may be using alternative therapies justifying the need for incorporating this classification into the historical exam.

Subject

*Complementary Therapies; Carcinoma; Diarrhea/*etiology; Female; Fever/*etiology; Hospitalization; Humans; Medical History Taking; Medicinal/*adverse effects; Middle Aged; Neutropenia/*etiology; Plants; Squamous Cell/drug therapy/*radiotherapy; Time Factors; Uterine Cervical Neoplasms/drug therapy/*radiotherapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

190–192

Issue

1

Volume

77

Citation

von Gruenigen V E; Hopkins M P, “Alternative medicine in gynecologic oncology: A case report.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3122.

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