Supportive Care

Throughout your ALL treatment, you will be offered supportive care. This type of treatment is not given to treat your disease as such, but to help you to manage the symptoms and side-effects that can occur with ALL and its treatment.

For patients with ALL, some common symptoms include high white blood cell count, low numbers of neutrophils in the blood, known as neutropenia, anaemia, low numbers of platelets in the blood, known as thrombocytopenia, infection, and tumour lysis syndrome, caused by breakdown of tumour cells in the body.

Supportive care varies from patient to patient, but may include medication, blood product transfusion, nutritional changes, relaxation techniques, and emotional support, among others. 

 

Videos

Le cure palliative

La dott.ssa Chiara Bonini, docente all’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano (IT), al Congresso Annuale dell’ASH (American Society of Hematology) sottolinea l’importanza delle cure palliative che intervengono a sostegno del paziente che fa fronte a problemi causati dalla malattia o dai farmaci somministrati per la terapia.

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O que são cuidados paliativos?

Neste vídeo, o Dr. Eduardo Rego da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, descreve o que são os cuidados paliativos e em que circunstâncias são aplicados.

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