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- 1 What is chemotherapy?
- 2 How is chemotherapy applied?
- 3 Side Effects of Chemotherapy
- 4 Chemotherapy Drugs
- 5 Post-Chemotherapy Care
- 6 Is there any harm to people with chemotherapy patients?
- 7 Chemotherapy Patient Relatives What Should I Watch?
- 8 What should a chemotherapy patient do if a patient is infected?
What is chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy; treatment of cancer patients with various medications. As it is known, cancer has become an increasingly prevalent disease today and research is underway for a better treatment in this regard. There is a wide range of research possibilities since almost every day new cancer cases are recorded.
How is chemotherapy applied?
Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Plenty of Water Consumption:
- Watery and soft foods (The function of the digestive system is not very efficient, so it should be treated in a way that it does not eat it. Yoghurt, ayran, soup, cooked vegetables can be considered as chemotherapy foods. )
- Oil-free and unglazed foods (spices and fat can burn, nausea and vomiting)
- Sugar free foods (Sweet consumption can cause nausea. In addition, cancer cells love sugar, so you should stay away as much as possible.)
Hair care :
Oral care :
Hand and Body Care:
Is there any harm to people with chemotherapy patients?
Whether you are relatives of the patient or are healthcare workers who are preparing and practicing chemotherapy drugs, they can be exposed to the negative effects of chemotherapy drugs. The vast majority of chemotherapy drugs are cytotoxic. So the cells poison and kill. Ultimately, this situation puts not only patients receiving chemotherapy, but those who prepare, store or dispose of these medicines, at serious risk. The person next to the patient who received the chemotherapy may be harmed. Here are some of the possible harms.
- Disruption in the genetics of cells; that is, it can cause cancer,
- Hair loss can occur,
- It may cause menstrual irregularity by distorting the hormonal balance,
- It can poison organs,
- Infertility; which can lead to infertility (can negatively affect egg and sperm function),
- May cause skin problems,
- It can irritate the eyes and epithelial tissue (internal organs and soft, secretory tissue surrounding the mouth)
- It can cause premature birth or miscarriage.
Chemotherapy Patient Relatives What Should I Watch?
Antineoplastic drugs are commonly used drug groups in chemotherapy and cause the negative effects mentioned above. Patients live in their bodies between 48 hours and 5 days after taking these medicines. The effect of drugs on stool, sweat or saliva continues. Medical staff and relatives of patients who prefer to keep treatment at home should definitely be trained in this respect.
How long does it last after chemotherapy is over:
What should a chemotherapy patient do if a patient is infected?
As already mentioned, chemotherapy drugs cause serious damage to normal cells as well as cancerous cells. This causes the body to be exposed to more toxins and to experience protein, vitamin, mineral defects; blood values fall. All this has negative echoes in the immune system. As a result, the body becomes vulnerable to all kinds of infections. It will not be easy to fight him if he gets caught. The best thing chemotherapy patients can do about the flu is to never allow it to spread. Therefore, it is of great benefit for these patients to wander through the respiratory tract with a mask covering them.