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Questions discussed in this category


Do you routinely recommend any dietary changes or is the evidence not convincing?

If a patient has a large femoral metastasis that cannot be resected, but is to be stabilized with ORIF which will push tumor into the distal end of th...

What non-pharmacological interventions do you recommend? Do you routinely prescribe prophylactic laxatives to patients initiating opioids? How do you ...

Would you recommend the patient stop testosterone upon this new diagnosis? If the patient is not amenable to stopping, would you incorporate an AI in ...

If so, do you avoid pegfilgrastim given that <12 days will lapse between its administration and the next cycle?

This includes handling saliva, vomit, sweat, vaginal secretions, semen, urine, and stool. Are there recommendations for intimacy, sex, laundry, and&nb...

Do you prescribe creams (e.g., urea) to prevent HFS, or is their use generally more reactive? 

After optimizing symptoms and reversible factors, and attempting cognitive-behavioral interventions and exercise, do you recommend pharmacologic agent...

What advice do you give regarding dietary practices, feeding tubes / parenteral nutrition, and pharmacotherapy specifically for cachexia?

Can it be prevented? How do you evaluate patients? What non-pharmacologic or pharmacologic interventions do you use for treatment?

There are conflicting reports of increased incidence of bleomycin-induced lung toxicity with G-CSF.

Obviously, patient and caregiver preferences are paramount. But, what factors do you consider? Does expanded hospice (e.g., Medicare Care Choices) inf...

Is there specific workup you perform? Are there preventive measures? Once established, are there non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments yo...

How would you manage symptoms? How would you adjust the adjuvant regimen (dose reduce, omit paclitaxel etc)? What strategies would you consider for pr...

i.e. doxorubicin, ifosfamide + RT. Do you worry about decreased locoregional control or increased toxicities with the use of G-CSF in combination with...

In patients who continue to have insomnia despite diphenhydramine, benzos, and trazodone, are there other evidence based treatments that are helpful?

If yes, what dosage and do you use it continuously or intermittently? Regarding provera, many patients with ER/PR (+) breast cancer worry about taking...

Many women are distressed when asked to discontinue hormone replacement therapy or use intravaginal estrogen suppositories.

We often counsel patients that they shouldn't take very high doses of antioxidants but taking a daily multivitamin with antioxidants is OK. Do you thi...


Papers discussed in this category


Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2008-06-04

J. Natl. Cancer Inst., 2008-09-17

BMJ, 2010-07-29

Arch. Ophthalmol., 2001-10-01

Chest, 2017-06

Annals of internal medicine, 2013-12-17

Oncology, 2013-01-01

PLoS ONE, 2015-01-01

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2006-03-20

Clinical breast cancer, 2018-02

Breast,

JAMA oncology, 2016-09-01

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2013-04

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2016-07

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2010-02-01

Cancer,

Eur J Oncol Nurs, 2011 Jul 23

Support Care Cancer, 2013 Dec 22

Breast Cancer Res. Treat., 2017 May 09

JAMA, 2013-04-03

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2017-09

Springerplus, 2016 May 10

JAMA dermatology, 2018-06-01

J Clin Oncol, 2019 Jul 22

J. Clin. Oncol., 2015 Nov 16

Lancet Oncol., 2018 Oct 19

Semin. Oncol., 2017 Feb 11

Chest, 1997-03

J. Clin. Oncol.,

Clin Genitourin Cancer, 2017 Sep 04

Eur. Urol., 2020 Jan 01

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2011-04-10

Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.), 2007

The journal of supportive oncology, 2003

J Clin Oncol,

Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press), 2017 Jan 23

J. Clin. Oncol., 2020 May 20

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2013-09-01

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2013-08-21

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2010-02

N. Engl. J. Med.,

J Clin Oncol, 2019 Sep 18

British journal of cancer, 2016-03-29

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2007-05-02

Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2018-02

Support Care Cancer, 2020 May 06

J Oncol Pract,

EMBO Mol Med, 2020 Apr 29

J Oncol, 2020 Jun 24

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2010-12-10

Practical radiation oncology, 2015