Effectiveness of palliative measures in treatment of dysphagia of cancer of the oesophagus

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Gwyther, Liz en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Geddes, C en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Liu, Chang-Han en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-03T18:21:17Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-03T18:21:17Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Liu, C. 2005. Effectiveness of palliative measures in treatment of dysphagia of cancer of the oesophagus. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11191
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 34-35). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Cancer of the oesophagus,one of the most common cancers amongst the black population in South Africa with "cure" in this condition often considered as a "fortunate accident" by many experts in the field of oncology due to its late presentation and common occurrence of metastasis at presentation. The palliative care team focused their attention on measures to solve the cardinal symptom of this disease, which in most cases was dysphagia. This was also the main determinant of quality of life for these patients. Therefore, the primary objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the palliative measures in improving the cardinal symptom of oesophageal carcinoma - dysphagia. Accurate staging in most, if not all of the cancers is paramount, as it determines which options and sequences of treatment are appropriate. Oesophageal carcinoma is no exception. For patients stage III/IV, surgical resection of the tumour was attempted if possible. For advanced stage oesophageal carcinoma, that is stage III/IV, surgical resection with curative intent was not performed. The cardinal symptom of oesophageal carcinoma was then treated mainly with palliative radiotherapy, dilatation of the oesophagus with flexible bougie and oesophageal intubations. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Palliative Medicine en_ZA
dc.title Effectiveness of palliative measures in treatment of dysphagia of cancer of the oesophagus en_ZA
dc.type Masters Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Liu, C. (2005). <i>Effectiveness of palliative measures in treatment of dysphagia of cancer of the oesophagus</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11191 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Liu, Chang-Han. <i>"Effectiveness of palliative measures in treatment of dysphagia of cancer of the oesophagus."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11191 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Liu C. Effectiveness of palliative measures in treatment of dysphagia of cancer of the oesophagus. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Health Sciences ,Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, 2005 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11191 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Liu, Chang-Han AB - Cancer of the oesophagus,one of the most common cancers amongst the black population in South Africa with "cure" in this condition often considered as a "fortunate accident" by many experts in the field of oncology due to its late presentation and common occurrence of metastasis at presentation. The palliative care team focused their attention on measures to solve the cardinal symptom of this disease, which in most cases was dysphagia. This was also the main determinant of quality of life for these patients. Therefore, the primary objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the palliative measures in improving the cardinal symptom of oesophageal carcinoma - dysphagia. Accurate staging in most, if not all of the cancers is paramount, as it determines which options and sequences of treatment are appropriate. Oesophageal carcinoma is no exception. For patients stage III/IV, surgical resection of the tumour was attempted if possible. For advanced stage oesophageal carcinoma, that is stage III/IV, surgical resection with curative intent was not performed. The cardinal symptom of oesophageal carcinoma was then treated mainly with palliative radiotherapy, dilatation of the oesophagus with flexible bougie and oesophageal intubations. DA - 2005 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 T1 - Effectiveness of palliative measures in treatment of dysphagia of cancer of the oesophagus TI - Effectiveness of palliative measures in treatment of dysphagia of cancer of the oesophagus UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11191 ER - en_ZA


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