Ovarian Cancer Patients: A Case Study

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This essay considers the impact of chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) on ovarian cancer patient and the significant others and, the rationale for selecting it. It discusses on how the patient experience could be improved together with the professional and ethical dimension of practice.

It is important to understand the feeling of a cancer patient experiencing CIA and its impact on the patient and significant others. Every cancer patient knows that chemotherapy is a cancer treatment with beneficial effect. It is also known that there will be some unwelcome side effects while receiving the treatment like hair loss. The oncology nurse role is to help the patient and significant others to cope up with their difficulty facing up to hair loss, by educating the affected individuals, utilising the equipment available in the trust to prevent CIA which is cost-effective and to refer them to the other members of the multidisciplinary team to get more support. The aim of this is to improve the experience of the cancer patient with CIA.

Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecological cancer
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Eighty five percent of the patients described it as very comfortable, reasonably comfortable or comfortable and, fifteen percent of the patients described it as uncomfortable or very uncomfortable (Massey
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