Angiogenesis inhibitors inhibit stimulus for growth

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Angiogenesis inhibitors- inhibit stimulus for growth of blood vessels r.vii.4. Analgesics- alleviate pain, high dosages for large tumors, very addicting r.viii. Complementary therapies r.viii.1. Massage, meditation, counseling, exercise, therapeutic touch r.viii.2. Research based evidence has not been published for raw food macrobiotic diet and use of insulin/glucose with chemotherapy r.viii.3. Health care workers need to be aware of these different types of therapies to advise patients s. Nutrition s.i. Patients with advanced care often malnourished s.ii. Contributing factors: change in taste sensation, anorexia, vomiting or diarrhea, sore mouth, loss of teeth, pain, fatigue, malabsorption-inflammation of digestive tract, bloody stool s.iii. Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)- administration of a nutritionally complete fluid into the superior vena cava t. Prognosis t.i. Cancer-free state- 5-year survival without recurrence t.ii. Some cancers (childhood leukemia) considered cured after 10-year cancer- free period t.iii. Remission- no clinical signs of cancer- may occur before disease becomes terminal t.iv. Life expectancy and death rates for specific cancers vary u. Skin cancer- easiest cancer to diagnose and treat- visible-develops slowly-excellent prognosis u.i. Basal cell carcinoma- most common form of skin cancer u.ii. Usually on head, neck or back v. Ovarian cancer- poor prognosis, high mortality rate v.i. “Silent” tumor in peritoneal cavity v.ii. Hormonal and genetic factors v.iii. Altered bowel or bladder function or increased abdominal girth v.iv. Seeding- tumor spreads easily to uterus, pelvis, liver and other organs v.v. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy w. Brain tumors- benign or malignant w.i. Create pressure in the skull w.ii. Can cause death if located in brainstem or cerebellum w.iii. Early indications: seizures, headache, drowsiness, vomiting, visual problems, impaired motor function w.iv. Malignant brain tumors do not metastasize outside CNS w.v. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy
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