Astenia en cáncer avanzado y uso de psicoestimulantes

  title={Astenia en c{\'a}ncer avanzado y uso de psicoestimulantes},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Angustias Portela and {\'A}lvaro Sanz and Marta Mart{\'i}nez and Carlos M R{\'i}es Centeno},
Asthenia is the most frequent symptom in patients with advanced cancer and is probably what most affects the quality of life of oncology patients since it interferes in their physical and social activity. Treatment in the majority of cases is symptomatic. There is growing interest in the use of psychostimulants for treating asthenia. Methylphenidate and modafinil are two psychostimulants that have already been tested in controlled studies on asthenia of the patient with advanced cancer; they… CONTINUE READING