Supportive Care

Throughout your AML 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 AML and its treatment.

For patients with AML, some common symptoms include low blood counts, including anaemia; infection; tumour lysis syndrome, caused by breakdown of tumor cells in the body; and kidney stones. Side effects of therapy may include mouth ulcers, diarrhea, rashes, fatigue, temporary hair loss, and nausea and vomiting.

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

 

Videos

Co to jest leczenie wspomagajace?

Dr Agnieszka Wierzbowska z Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Lodzi tlumaczy, na czym polega leczenie wspomagajace.

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El tratamiento paliativo

Nos lo explica la doctora Anna Sureda, Jefa del Servicio de Hematología del Hospital Duran i Reynals (Instituto Catalán de Oncología), en una entrevista realizada en el congreso de la Sociedad Americana de Hematología (ASH) en diciembre de 2016.

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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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La terapia di supporto

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 della terapia di supporto, nonostante il suo obiettivo non sia curare la malattia principale.

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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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Tratamento de suporte

Neste vídeo, o Dr. Eduardo Rego da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, dá-nos exemplos de tratamentos de suporte.

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