Anal Fissures Associated With Targeted Therapies in Ovarian Cancer

Jennifer Squires

ovarian neoplasms, targeted therapies
CJON 2009, 13(6), 638-642. DOI: 10.1188/09.CJON.638-642

Although ovarian cancer remains a leading cause of gynecologic cancer death, targeted therapies are improving patient outcomes. Anal fissures are a side effect of targeted therapies that can disrupt or stop treatment regimens. Diagnosis and management of anal fissures by advanced practice nurses are crucial for maintaining the quality of life of patients with ovarian cancer.

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