Symptom management research in children with cancer

Journal Article

A review of the clinical research studies published within the past 5 years revealed that efforts to manage symptoms of cancer and its treatments have not kept pace with new advances in the cure for cancer. Children with cancer continue to experience distressing physical symptoms caused by the disease and treatment. The purpose of this article is to provide a concise overview of the most common symptoms experienced by children with cancer. These symptoms include pain, nausea and vomiting, nutritional concerns, mucositis, and fatigue experienced by the child with cancer. Recommendations for future research are addressed.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hockenberry, M

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

  • Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 132 - 136

PubMed ID

  • 15296040

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1043454204264387