[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A 77-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of general malaise, loss of appetite and hemoptysis. Chest X-ray film and computed tomography (CT) scan showed right-sided pleural effusion with lung tumor. Succeeding upper gastro-intestinal fiberscopy and cystoscopy revealed poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach and urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. Repeated treatment with 100 mg/body of S-1 on day 1 followed by 60 mg/m(2) of cisplatin on day 8 was effective in this patient.
No preview · Article · Sep 2008 · Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: An increasing number of patients with lung cancer are undergoing outpatient chemotherapy as an alternative inpatient therapy. To investigate the factors influencing the quality of life (QOL) for these patients,we used a QOL questionnaire, "The QOL Questionnaire for Cancer Patients Treated with Anticancer Drugs" (QOL-ACD) for 8 patients with non-small cell lung cancer. The medical factors related to the overall QOL scores and other categories indicating "activity," "physical condition," "psychological condition," "social relationship" and "face scale" were analyzed. Significant improvements in the factors indicating "psychological condition" were observed in this study.
No preview · Article · Oct 2007 · Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy