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Clinical Safety of Chemotherapy for Elderly Cancer Patients Complicated with Hypertension

  • Qian, Ya-Dong (Deaprtment of Internal Medicine, Gao Gang People Hospital) ;
  • Xu, Xu (Deaprtment of Internal Medicine, Gao Gang People Hospital) ;
  • Wang, Lin (Deaprtment of Internal Medicine, Gao Gang People Hospital) ;
  • Huang, Xin-En (Department of Chemotherapy, the Affiliated Jiangsu Cancer Hospital of Nanjing Medical University & Jiangsu Institute of Cancer Research)
  • Published : 2014.12.18

Abstract

Objective: To access the safety of chemotherapy for elderly cancer patients complicated with hypertension. Methods: Elderly cancer patients who were complicated with hypertension and treated by chemotherapy were recruited. All patients were treated by chemotherapy after an intervention on hypertension by psychotherapy, exercise guidance, salt regulation and nutrition support, therapy on hypertension, as well as prevention on hypertension associated complications. Results: In 68 eligible patients, two suspended chemotherapy because of adverse reactions and 4 because of disease progression. The remaining 62 patients completed chemotherapy smoothly based on good hypertension control. Conclusion: With effective control of blood pressure, chemotherapy for elderly cancer patients complicated with hypertension is generally safe.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Nanjing science committee

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