Ms. PJ was recently diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer. She is fairly young at 52 years of age. She was a smoker for most of her life but quit about 10 years ago. She was subsequently admitted to the hospital for superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. The cancer was discovered when a large tumor was compressing her right pulmonary artery in the upper lobe as well as her superior vena cava. This caused her much pain and discomfort.
She received her first chemotherapy treatment of Cisplatin and Etoposide during this admission in an effort to reduce the tumor size and lessen the SVC syndrome. Radiation is also planned as part of her treatment.
After receiving her first chemotherapy she developed confusion, became lethargic, and complained of excessive thirst.
The 2013 Nurse Compensation Survey Results Are In Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN, 5/3/2013 32 In February, TheONC surveyed more than 600 oncology nurses to find out more about their careers. We wanted to know if they felt adequately compensated and satisfied within their ...
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