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Kvalita života pacienta při podávání perorální onkologické léčby

Title in English Quality of life of patients receiving oral oncological treatment


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Onkologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Oncology and hematology
Keywords quality of life;oral treatment; oncological treatment; psycho-oncology
Description The findings of numerous studies investigating oral chemotherapy in oncological patients have proved that patients prefer oral chemotherapy to intravenous application. Advantages of oral chemotherapy mainly include patient comfort, possible continuous administration without being limited by long-term hospitalization and related economic advantages for the health care facility, and good combinability with radiotherapy. Another advantage of oral preparations is that they can be combined with parenteral agents in suitable regimens. Practical disadvantages of oral treatment include a limited possibility of physician supervision over regular administration and having patients with tablet phobia and allergies. Resorption and impaired biotransformation of the drug in the organism may also be of concern. The major advantage of oral chemotherapy is that it provides the patients with very good quality oncological treatment while maintaining very good quality of life in the so-called everyday lifestyle. This good quality of life during oncological treatment, in turn, results in a smaller degree of mental stress and higher psycho-physiological balance in the organism, thus augmenting the overall efficacy of oncological treatment.

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