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ALMEIDA-CARNEIRO, Rayssa et al. Toxic effects of antineoplastic therapy in patients breast cancer in Caruaru-PE oncology center. Ars Pharm [online]. 2018, vol.59, n.4, pp.221-226.  Epub Oct 19, 2020. ISSN 2340-9894.


to evaluate the main clinical symptoms associated with the toxic effects of antineoplastic therapy in women with breast cancer at a cancer treatment center in the city of Caruaru/PE.


This is an analytical and transversal study with a quantitative approach, carried out between September and December 2017, whose data source was the medical records of the patients included in the study.


the majority of the sample consisted of women aged between 41 and 50 years (28.6%). This study made it possible to identify the most frequent histological type of breast cancer, with invasive ductal carcinoma observed in 88.6% and the most used protocol was Doxorubicin, Cyclophosphamide and Paclitaxel. Alopecia (91.4%) was the main adverse event observed in patients.


it was possible to verify that the observation of these effects, allows a better control during the therapy, enabling improvement of the time and quality of life.

Keywords : Antineoplastic Agents; Breast Neoplasms; Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions; Cancer; Medical oncology.

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