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A Study of Symptom Experience of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients After Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy Surgery

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among Chinese residents. Patients with cancer simultaneously experience multiple symptoms. Most of the current studies on patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma focus on the treatment effect, or focus on a single symptom, with less attention to the management of symptom clusters in patients. Objectives: The aim of this research is to explore the symptom experience of hepatocellular carcinoma patients after hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy surgery and the Relationship between each symptom experience and total number of patient symptoms. Methods: A symptom Assessment Questionnaire for Patients undergoing Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy (HAIC) was administered to a sample of 278 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma at advanced stages. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation, and regression analyses. Results: The most striking result to emerge from the data is that the most severe symptoms in patients after HAIC surgery were Poor sleep and Decreased appetite. And presence of psychological suffering, pain, gastrointestinal discomfort, and bad mood may cause patients to develop more symptoms. Conclusions: Patients with hepatoma after HAIC surgery concurrently experienced multiple symptoms of discomfort. We should pay more attention to the symptomatic experience of these patients. A further study with more focus on the management of the most common and comorbid multiple symptoms to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma is therefore suggested.

Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Symptom Experience

APA Style

Juan, D. (2023). A Study of Symptom Experience of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients After Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy Surgery. Cancer Research Journal, 11(4), 136-141. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.crj.20231104.13

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Juan, D. A Study of Symptom Experience of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients After Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy Surgery. Cancer Res. J. 2023, 11(4), 136-141. doi: 10.11648/j.crj.20231104.13

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Juan D. A Study of Symptom Experience of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients After Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy Surgery. Cancer Res J. 2023;11(4):136-141. doi: 10.11648/j.crj.20231104.13

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