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Patient perspectives on NHL treatment

Chircop D et al. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug;35:117-21

Key clinical point: Patients undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma may experience a greater sense of isolation than patients with other types of cancer do.

Major finding: Patients reported three themes while undergoing chemotherapy: living an emotional roller coaster, becoming dependent on others, and facing an uncertain future.

Study details: A qualitative study of six adults patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who were undergoing chemotherapy.

Disclosures: There was no outside funding for the study and the researchers reported having no financial disclosures.

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Chircop D et al. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug;35:117-21.

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