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Table 5 Indication and resulting oncological therapy in patients with a malignant primary disease in a hospice

From: Use of symptom-focused oncological cancer therapies in hospices: a retrospective analysis

Oncological disease Indication oncological therapy (H1) Oncological therapya (H1) Indication oncological therapy (H2) Oncological therapya (H2)
Bronchial carcinomas Bone pain Bisphosphonates (n = 3), Radiation (n = 1) Continuation of ongoing therapy Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (n = 1)
Meningeal cancer manifestation Intrathecal chemotherapy (n = 1) none none
Dyspnea due to cancer disease Intravenous chemotherapy (n = 1) none none
Gastrointestinal cancers Bone pain Bisphosphonates (n = 1) none none
Dyspnea due to anaemia Erythrocyte transfusion (n = 4) none none
Diarrhea due to cancer disease Somatostatin analogues (n = 2) none none
Complications due to peritoneal carcinomatosis Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (n = 1) none none
Gynecological cancers Bone pain Bisphosphonates (n = 4), Radiation (n = 1),
Anti-hormonal therapy (n = 2)
Bone pain Bisphosphonates
(n = 2)
Pain therapy Anti-hormonal therapy (n = 2) Pain therapy Anti-hormonal therapy (n = 2)
Dyspnea due to anaemia Erythrocyte transfusion (n = 2) none none
Nausea/vomiting due to cancer disease Somatostatin analogues (n = 1) none none
Brain cancers Complications due to brain cancer Oral chemotherapy (n = 1) Radiation (n = 1) Continuation of ongoing therapy Tyrosine kinase inhibitor (n = 1)
ENT tract cancers Dyspnea due to anaemia Erythrocyte transfusion (n = 1) none none
Other cancer (bone cancers, thyroid carcinomas, skin malignomas, cancer of unknown pirmary) none none none none
Urological cancers Bone pain Bisphosphonates (n = 2), Radiation (n = 2) none none
Dyspnea due to anaemia Erythrocyte transfusion (n = 1) none none
Pain therapy Radiation (n = 1), Anti-hormonal therapy (n = 1) none none
Hematological systemic diseases Complications due to leukocytosis Oral/subcutaneous chemotherapy (n = 3) none none
Dyspnea due to anaemia Erythrocyte transfusion (n = 2) none none
  1. a multiple selections possible