Overview of Biotherapy and Nursing Considerations

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Abstract

Much attention is being focused on biotherapy as the foruth modality of cancer treatment. The use of biotherapy in combination with chemotherapy presents a unique challenge to the nurse, particularly in the ambulatory setting. To provide quality care, nurses must have an understanding of the complexities of this therapy. An overivew of biotherapy, including medications used, common side effects, and nusing considertions, is provided.

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