Symptom experience of children with cancer younger than 8 years of age: an integrative review.

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Summary of "Symptom experience of children with cancer younger than 8 years of age: an integrative review."

Children with cancer endure multiple symptoms during treatment. However, there remains a lack of systematic approaches to capture the whole picture of the symptom experience of children with cancer younger than 8 years of age.


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Name: Journal of pain and symptom management
ISSN: 1873-6513


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Any observable response or action of a child from 24 months through 12 years of age. For neonates or children younger than 24 months, INFANT BEHAVIOR is available.

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