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Palliative Care Considerations for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer With Children at Home

Journal title
Clinical journal of oncology nursing
Publication year
2016
Author(s)
Hendricks-Ferguson, V. L.; Ott, R.
Pages
585-587
Volume
20
Number
6

Adult patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer (HNC) who may have contact with children in the home setting are at risk of experiencing distress because of embarrassing and challenging oral symptoms often associated with an HNC diagnosis and the side effects of required treatments. This article features a case study involving a patient diagnosed with HNC and details how oncology nurses can provide patients with HNC and their caregivers with resources and support.

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