What is included in patient education about primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)?

Updated: Jan 19, 2018
  • Author: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Patients receiving high-dose IV methotrexate must be educated carefully about the drugs to be avoided in the week prior to chemotherapy and about the fluid and intensive monitoring requirements of their inpatient stay.

Patients who have left the hospital should be educated about the possibility of seizures and should be encouraged to pursue physical therapy to maximize motor function.

Patients with AIDS should continue to follow the antiretroviral regimen recommended by their physician.

For patient education resources, visit the Cancer and Tumors Center, as well as Brain Cancer.


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