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Saturday, August 12 • 4:45pm - 5:35pm
How to monitor and manage the sick cancer patient

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Oncology patients can become seriously unwell due to their cancer or its treatment.  As they are often older patients they have an increased risk of confounding illnesses that can interact with the cancer or its treatment to increase the risk of adverse events.   With the use of advanced imaging, we are also finding occult concurrent illnesses that also can influence the treatment and prognosis.
Management of adverse events to treatment and signs related to the cancer is important as we want patients to have a good quality of life through this time.  While they cannot be avoided in all patients, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk such as pre-emptive treatments.  Identifying the cause of illness in an oncology patient does not always affect the acute management of the signs, but it can influence the longer term decisions for the patient. 

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Peter Bennett

Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
Dr Bennett is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. After time in general practice he completed residency training in small animal medicine in 1999 and then joined the faculty of Purdue University in Indiana where he was trained in oncology. He is a Fellow of the Australian... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 4:45pm - 5:35pm AEST
Room 7