Evaluation on Symptoms and Self-Treatment due to Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Based on Different Cancer Stage

Yesiana Dwi Wahyu Werdani

Abstract

Radiotherapy and chemotherapy is modality therapy in cancer patients to minimize metastatic, but it causes disruption of the overall organ system and decrease in various body functions. It can interfere the daily needs fulfilled, and the patient become discouraged and worsened their condition. This study was to identify the symptoms and self-treatment due to radiotherapy and chemotherapy based on the different cancer stage. This was mixed method design and sequential explanatory approach. Samples were 30 cancer patients taken by purposive sampling at Indonesian Cancer Foundation East Java Branch. The instrument was a questionnaire. Result showed the most symptoms complained by all patients in various stages was fatigue. Pain, hair loss and constipation were dominated in cancer stage 4, nausea-vomiting and insomnia were dominated in cancer stage 3. All patients did the self-treatment. The majority self-treatment of fatigue was yoga exercise. Pain and nausea-vomiting were treated by combination of medication and relaxation. Insomnia was treated by mild massage. Constipation was treated by consuming the high fiber foods. Nobody treat the hair loss complaints. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy affect the disturbance of the stimulation hormones and metabolism that cause several of physical symptoms. Self-treatment by the patient could reduce the symptoms effectively.

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Werdani Y. (2018). Evaluation on Symptoms and Self-Treatment due to Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Based on Different Cancer Stage.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 150-156. DOI: 10.5220/0008321901500156


in Bibtex Style

@conference{inc18,
author={Yesiana Dwi Wahyu Werdani},
title={Evaluation on Symptoms and Self-Treatment due to Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Based on Different Cancer Stage},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={150-156},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008321901500156},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Evaluation on Symptoms and Self-Treatment due to Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Based on Different Cancer Stage
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Werdani Y.
PY - 2018
SP - 150
EP - 156
DO - 10.5220/0008321901500156