Pulmonary toxicities of cancer therapy.

C. Chernecky, L. Sarna

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Toxicity of the pulmonary region in persons with cancer can have singular or multidimensional causes. The seven distinct pulmonary toxicities are embolism, edema, pleural effusion, fibrosis, alveolitis, bronchiolitis obliterans, and radiation-induced pneumonitis. Although difficult to diagnose, all of these toxicities can be minimized by early assessment and immediate interventions. Astute nursing assessments and comprehensive treatment can make a difference in quality and quantity of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-295
Number of pages15
JournalCritical care nursing clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care


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