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dc.contributor.advisorLozano, Ronnie G.
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Staci
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-05T16:34:13Z
dc.date.available2014-06-05T16:34:13Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5061
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, Approved May 2014.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research is to investigate the effects alcohol has on the radiotherapy patient’s treatment. Of particular interest are the effects on the cell, the psychosocial status of the cancer patient, effects on body systems and side effects, and patient outcomes. Research was done using oncology studies, journals, and textbooks that were peer reviewed and reliable. Research showed that alcohol can make tumors biologically aggressive and radioresistant, worsen patient outcomes and survival, worsen some patient’s side effects from radiotherapy, and cause or worsen clinical depression. These effects mean the cancer health care team must be involved with the patient who continues to consume alcohol against physician orders, displays signs of alcohol dependence, and may be at risk for problem drinking.en_US
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dc.format.extent34 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectRadiationen_US
dc.subjectAlcoholen_US
dc.subjectCanceren_US
dc.subjectP53en_US
dc.subjectAlcoholicen_US
dc.titleThe Effects of Alcohol Usage on Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Treatmentsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineRadiation Therapy
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University


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