Privileged: Patterns of Spread and Recurrence in Testicular Lymphoma and the Nursing Implications

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164815
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Privileged: Patterns of Spread and Recurrence in Testicular Lymphoma and the Nursing Implications
Author(s):
Sorensen, Elizabeth; Austria, Eulivia
Author Details:
Elizabeth Sorensen, MSN, CNS, BC, AOCNS, Advanced Practice Nurse, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: ersorens@mdanderson.org; Eulivia Austria, RN, OCN
Abstract:
Education: Testicular lymphoma accounts for 1-2% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas and is an aggressive disease with a median survival of approximately 1-2 years. Both the central nervous system and the testis have been considered immune privileged environments where lymphoma cells may pass through immunosurveillance undetected and where chemotherapy may be less effective. Because there has been a breech in the immune-privileged environment, prophylactic intrathecal chemotherapy is recommended in all patients in addition to contra-lateral testicular radiation in patients with limited stage disease. Intrathecal chemotherapy has many side effects that nurses can educate about and monitor for including nausea, risk of bleeding and infection, cerebrospinal fluid leak and headache, and fatigue. Radiation therapy to the testicles has potential side effects including skin changes, impotence, sterility, and decreased testosterone production. The purpose of the poster presentation is to: a. Provide an educational format that informs nurses about the concept of the immune privileged environment and how it applies to testicular lymphoma, b. To educate about patterns of spread in testicular lymphoma and the necessity for intrathecal chemotherapy, and finally, c. To inform nurses about the implications related to intrathecal chemotherapy and testicular radiation therapy. After reviewing multiple review articles about testicular lymphoma and the immune privileged environment, the points that apply specifically to nurses and their responsibilities were highlighted and organized in an easy to read format to be presented on a poster and/or in a verbal presentation with supporting visual images. Oncology nurses will understand the concept of immune privileged environment and will be able to apply the information by educating fellow oncology nurses and patients with testicular lymphoma about the treatment and procedures associated with the disease. By highlighting the concept of the immune privileged environment and the related nursing implications, nurses will be empowered to provide anticipatory guidance and education to their patients about the possible side effects related to the potentially lethal disease and its treatment.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrivileged: Patterns of Spread and Recurrence in Testicular Lymphoma and the Nursing Implicationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSorensen, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorAustria, Euliviaen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Sorensen, MSN, CNS, BC, AOCNS, Advanced Practice Nurse, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: ersorens@mdanderson.org; Eulivia Austria, RN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164815-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Testicular lymphoma accounts for 1-2% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas and is an aggressive disease with a median survival of approximately 1-2 years. Both the central nervous system and the testis have been considered immune privileged environments where lymphoma cells may pass through immunosurveillance undetected and where chemotherapy may be less effective. Because there has been a breech in the immune-privileged environment, prophylactic intrathecal chemotherapy is recommended in all patients in addition to contra-lateral testicular radiation in patients with limited stage disease. Intrathecal chemotherapy has many side effects that nurses can educate about and monitor for including nausea, risk of bleeding and infection, cerebrospinal fluid leak and headache, and fatigue. Radiation therapy to the testicles has potential side effects including skin changes, impotence, sterility, and decreased testosterone production. The purpose of the poster presentation is to: a. Provide an educational format that informs nurses about the concept of the immune privileged environment and how it applies to testicular lymphoma, b. To educate about patterns of spread in testicular lymphoma and the necessity for intrathecal chemotherapy, and finally, c. To inform nurses about the implications related to intrathecal chemotherapy and testicular radiation therapy. After reviewing multiple review articles about testicular lymphoma and the immune privileged environment, the points that apply specifically to nurses and their responsibilities were highlighted and organized in an easy to read format to be presented on a poster and/or in a verbal presentation with supporting visual images. Oncology nurses will understand the concept of immune privileged environment and will be able to apply the information by educating fellow oncology nurses and patients with testicular lymphoma about the treatment and procedures associated with the disease. By highlighting the concept of the immune privileged environment and the related nursing implications, nurses will be empowered to provide anticipatory guidance and education to their patients about the possible side effects related to the potentially lethal disease and its treatment.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:30Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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