Radiation

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  • Darcy, Thanks for sharing the article. The patients who used thyme honey reportedly did very well. Its a pity it wasn't a double-blinded study. Gayathri ------------------------------ Gayathri Moorthy, RN, Ph.D Staff Nurse Department of Radiation Oncology ...

  • ​We use ANC of 500 as the cutoff for holding radiation.   With that being said,  if a patient is on treatment hold, and ANC is recovering and trending upward ( for example 450), we'll often restart treatment. Hope this is helpful. ------------------------------ ...

  • ​We use either zinc oxide or Desitin mixed with lidocaine in a 1:1 ratio.   Patients are taught how to mix it- or we show them how to mix it.  Lidocaine 4% is now an over the counter item.   5% or higher is prescription only. Hope this helps Lorraine ...

  • Hi, During the Radiation Toxicity talk at Congress, someone mentioned Happy Butt Cream for relief of radiation to the pelvis.  In my notes I wrote the ingredients to be Zinc, Lidocaine and Desitin ointment.  My docs are interested in trying this compound.  ...

  • ​​Does anyone have any information or comments about holding radiation for neutropenic patients? ------------------------------ Tamela Trego RN, OCN® IU BMH Cancer Center Muncie IN ------------------------------