Nursing Care Plan for Lymphoma

Lymphoma

– Lymphomas are malignant disorders of the reticuloendotheial system that result in an accumulation  of dysfunctional, immature lymphoid derived cells. They classified

They classified according to :
– The predominant cell type.

– The degree of malignant cell maturity.
– Types of lymphomas (Hodgkin’s, Non-Hodgkin’s  lymphomas)

Hodgkin’s disease affects young adults, higher incidence among males than women.

Non-Hodgkin diseases affects men than women , the incidence increases with age.

 

Signs & Symptoms of Lymphoma:

1. Painless and enlargement of lymph nodes (cervical,  axilla, groin)

2. Fatigue, weight loss, chills, fever, night sweats,  pruritus.
3. Dyspnea, dysphagia.

4. Splenomegaly and hepatomegaly

 

Diagnostic evaluation:

– lymph node biopsy to detect type.

– CBC, bone marrow aspirate and biopsy to detect bone marrow involvement.

– Liver  and kidney function tests.

– Ct scan.

 

Nursing Management and Care Plan of Lymphoma

1. Administer analgesics as prescribed.

2. Maintain skin integrity.

3. Preserving oral and GI Tract Mucous Membranes.

4. Patient education and Health Maintenance.

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