Supportive treatment in weight-losing cancer patients due to the additive adverse effects of radiation treatment and/or chemotherapy


Erkurt E., Erkisi M., Tunali C.

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL & CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, cilt.19, ss.431-439, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL & CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.431-439

Özet

The reversal of anorexia and weight loss especially in patients with advanced cancer suffering from radiation treatment (RT) -related complications and debilitated furtherly during RT would be a welcome relief. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of supportive treatment with megestrol acetate (MA) in our weight-losing cancer patients increasingly experiencing anorexia, smell, taste, and weight loss due to the additive adverse effects of RT +/- chemotherapy and how MA changes the additive role of the severity of RT reactions on such patients.