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Living with Advanced Kidney Cancer and Treatment with Cabozantinib: Through the Eyes of the Patient and the Physician

Authors
  • Storbjerg, Bent1
  • Donskov, Frede1
  • 1 Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Oncology, Aarhus, Denmark , Aarhus (Denmark)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oncology and Therapy
Publisher
Springer Healthcare
Publication Date
Mar 22, 2018
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
1–7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s40487-018-0057-7
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

This article is co-authored by a patient with advanced renal cell carcinoma and his treating oncologist. The patient relates his personal experiences in struggling with cancer, including physical limitations, but also details his psychological, existential and spiritual distress through the cancer journey. The patient shares a proactive approach to the most common side effects of therapy. The professional reflects on the rapid development of new therapy options; the implications for clinical practice by the management of long-tem therapy; how to deal with patient expectations; and the management of patient distress as an integrated part of the contemporary approach for treating kidney cancer.

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