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Side effects of adjuvant radiotherapy in men with testicular seminoma stage I.
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PMID:  21971107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study we followed up the side effects of adjuvant radiotherapy in patients with testicular seminoma stage I over a period from 13 to 84 months (median 28 months). The most frequent side effects during radiotherapy were gastrointestinal (nausea/vomiting), psychological, cognitive, and minor sexual problems.The reported side effects were treated by antiemetics and anxiolytics. After radiotherapy, the side effects persisted in 6 % of patients, but only a few of them required additional treatment. Healthy children were born to 76 % of patients in the 18 to 39 years age group. This study shows that adjuvant radiotherapy of the para-aortic lymph nodes with the total dosage of 24 Gy in 16 daily fractions administered to testicular seminoma patients causes acceptable side effects, does not adversely affect quality of life and fertility, if the approach to treatment is individual and family consulting is provided. This makes adjuvant radiotherapy of the para-aortic lymph nodes an acceptable treatment for testicular seminoma stage I patients.
Marija Gamulin; Mislav Grgić; Vesna Bišof
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0004-1254     ISO Abbreviation:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-05     Completed Date:  2012-01-31     Revised Date:  2012-05-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373100     Medline TA:  Arh Hig Rada Toksikol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oncology, Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant / adverse effects*
Seminoma / radiotherapy*
Testicular Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
Young Adult

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