Management of the late effects of treatments for gynecological cancer.

Title

Management of the late effects of treatments for gynecological cancer.

Creator

Andrews Stephen; von Gruenigen Vivian E

Publisher

Current Opinion in Oncology

Date

2013
2013-09

Description

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the number of gynecologic cancer survivors grows, there is an increased awareness and need for effective therapy for late side-effects caused by cancer treatments. Several treatment modalities are used to treat gynecologic malignancies, including surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Each modality can be responsible for causing late-term side-effects. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been an increased awareness of the late detrimental side-effects of cancer treatment, mostly by the use of patient-generated surveys. Effective ways to treat and ameliorate the late side-effects have lagged behind the ability to describe and categorize these effects on patient's quality of life. SUMMARY: This review will highlight the recent studies to help the clinician caring for gynecologic cancer survivors in recognizing and treating the late effects of cancer therapy.

Subject

Female; Quality of Life; Survivors; Genital Neoplasms; After Care – Methods; Antineoplastic Agents – Adverse Effects; Cognition Disorders – Chemically Induced; Combined Modality Therapy – Adverse Effects; Female – Therapy; Radiotherapy – Adverse Effects

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

566–570

Issue

5

Volume

25

Citation

Andrews Stephen; von Gruenigen Vivian E, “Management of the late effects of treatments for gynecological cancer.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed October 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5929.

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