Natália VinhandoSao Paulo, Brazil
Title: Risk behaviors of oncological patients in follow up
Objective: To identify risk behaviors of patients in follow-up who underwent cancer treatment.
Method: Cross-sectional and descriptive study conducted at the Hospital de Câncer de Barretos from 12/20/2019 to 8/28/2019 with survivors of childhood cancer.
Results: 71 patients were interviewed (52% female) and their ages ranged from 16 to 39 years. Mean time out of therapy was 10 years. More than 50% were working. Overweight was observed in 37.5% of participants between 16 and 19 years old and in 25% over 19 years old. About 38% had tried tobacco and 84.5% had tried alcohol. Illicit drugs were used at least once by 20% of patients. The average age at which sexual activity began was 17 years.
Conclusion: The data obtained in this research can provide an expanded view of the social aspects required by patients after years of therapy completion and help the entire team in providing care for the restoration of these individuals' lives.
Natália completed her graduation in Nursing at the Faculty of Medicine of Marilia (FAMEMA) and specialized in Oncology Pediatrics at the Cancer Hospital of Barretos. She has a postgraduate degree in Nursing Teaching from Universidade Anhembi Morumbi. He currently works at the Infusional Chemotherapic Center and Ambulatory of the Children’s Cancer Hospital of Barretos.