NUR 2392 / NUR2392 : Multidimensional Care II / MDC 2 / Rasmussen College

Rasmussen 2021 Chapter 21, 22, - IGGY 9th Ed What are the types of cancer therapy? - Surgery - Radiation - Chemotherapy Surgery (cancer treatment) - Removal of as much cancer as possible Radiation therapy - High levels of radiation to kill cancer cells, control the disease and provide symptom relief. Use locally often based on exposure and radiation dose. External beam radiation therapy - Radiation delivered from a source outside of the patient. Pt not radioactive. Brachytherapy (internal radiation therapy) - Radiation is delivered internally making the pt a source of radiation. Uses seeds placed inside pt. Chemotherapy - Treatment of cancer cells with the use of chemical agents that damages cell DNA and regulation. Systemic effects but can cause damage to normal health cells. Alkylating Agents - Inhibits cell division Antimetabolites - Counterfeit metabolites that fool cancer cells impairs cell division Antimitotic Agents - Interfere with the formation and actions of microtubules so cells cannot complete mitosis during cell division Anti-tumor Agents - Drugs that were originally developed as antibiotics that have effects on cancer cells. they damage the cell's DNA and interrupt DNA/RNA synthesis 

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Category Exam (elaborations)
Release date 2021-09-11
Pages 17
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