Clinical Safety of Chemotherapy for Elderly Cancer Patients Complicated with Hypertension


Objective: To access the safety of chemotherapy for elderly cancer patients complicated with hypertension.
Methods: Elderly cancer patients who were complicated with hypertension and treated by chemotherapy wererecruited. All patients were treated by chemotherapy after an intervention on hypertension by psychotherapy,exercise guidance, salt regulation and nutrition support, therapy on hypertension, as well as prevention onhypertension associated complications.
Results: In 68 eligible patients, two suspended chemotherapy becauseof adverse reactions and 4 because of disease progression. The remaining 62 patients completed chemotherapysmoothly based on good hypertension control.
Conclusion: With effective control of blood pressure, chemotherapyfor elderly cancer patients complicated with hypertension is generally safe.