Stability of Symptom Clusters in Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers Receiving Chemotherapy.

Affiliation

School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Limited evidence suggests that patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers receiving chemotherapy (CTX) experience an average of 13 co-occurring symptoms. An alternative to counting symptoms is to evaluate for symptom clusters.

Keywords

Symptoms,chemotherapy,distress,gastrointestinal cancer,occurrence,severity,symptom clusters,

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