A multidisciplinary approach in palliative care for the patient with advanced phyllodes tumor
Matsuoka, Yoshie The University of Tokushima
Akizuki, Sayo The University of Tokushima
Morimoto, Masami The University of Tokushima
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Toba, Hiroaki The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Tangoku, Akira The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Malignant phyllodes tumor
Nurse specialist in cancer care
The case subject was a woman in her５０s who consulted her local clinic for the chief complaint of pain extending from the left buttock to the lower leg. A sacral lesion and giant mass in the right breast were observed, and thus on suspicion of breast cancer the subject was referred to our department. The results of needle biopsy led to the definite diagnosis of malignant phyllodes tumor.
At the start of treatment the subject presented markedly reduced activities of daily living due to the pain, and upon the introduction of opioids, and performing palliative irradiation for the sacral metastasis, the pain was successfully alleviated relatively quickly. During this period, the primary lesion became ulcerated and progression of anemia was also observed, and therefore upon applying metronidazole ointment and commencing irradiation for the right breast, therapeutic effects such as tumor regression and control of anemia progression were observed. After the initial consultation the subject expressed severe anxiety, and thus intervention was requested from a nurse specialist in cancer care, who sat with the patient when her condition was explained, and listened closely to her anxiety.
Thereafter, ２ courses of epirubicin and cyclophosphamide therapy as systemic chemotherapy were administered, however the disease progressed. The subject desired to receive care at a local medical institution, and thus it was decided with the help of a social worker that she be transferred to a hospice in the short-term.
Shikoku Acta Medica
著者英表記誤記あり(誤）Yoshie Mtsuoka→(正）Yoshie Matsuoka
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