What is eviQ?

What is eviQ?

eviQ is an Australian Government, freely available online resource of cancer treatment protocols developed by multidisciplinary teams of cancer specialists.

What is irradiation breast cancer?

Radiation therapy for breast cancer uses high-energy X-rays, protons or other particles to kill cancer cells. Rapidly growing cells, such as cancer cells, are more susceptible to the effects of radiation therapy than are normal cells. The X-rays or particles are painless and invisible.

What is eviQ and when should it be used?

eviQ Education is a program of the Cancer Institute NSW opens in a new tab or windowwhich provides medical, nursing, allied health and general ward staff with online learning resources. All resources aim to standardise and promote evidence based best practice when caring for patients with a cancer diagnosis.

How do you take Xeloda?

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually 2 times a day; once in the morning and once in the evening. Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) within 30 minutes after a meal. Do not crush or split the tablets.

What is the difference between radiation and chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are both treatments for cancer – the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells to surrounding tissues. Chemotherapy, or “chemo,” uses special drugs to shrink or kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy, or “radiation,” kills these cells with high-energy beams such as X-rays or protons.

How do I reference eviQ?

To cite a page on the eviQ website: A helpful shortcut for specific URLs is to add /p/ID number to the end of the website URL i.e. the URL shortcut for the Treatment Induced Diarrhoea clinical resource document is You are also required to to include ‘Adapted from’.

What is neoadjuvant radiotherapy?

(NEE-oh-A-joo-vant THAYR-uh-pee) Treatment given as a first step to shrink a tumor before the main treatment, which is usually surgery, is given. Examples of neoadjuvant therapy include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy. It is a type of induction therapy.

Do you lose your hair on Xeloda?

Hair loss. When used on its own, capecitabine occasionally causes some temporary hair thinning. It very rarely causes complete hair loss. If capecitabine is taken in combination with another chemotherapy drug, most people will lose all their hair including eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair.

Is radiotherapy worse than chemo?

Since radiation therapy is focused on one area of your body, you may experience fewer side effects than with chemotherapy. However, it may still affect healthy cells in your body.

Which cancers can be tested with eviq?

Refer to eviQ’s Guide for health professionals ordering genetic testing. Li-Fraumeni syndrome (breast cancer <50 years, adrenocorticocarcinoma, sarcoma, brain tumours). high grade (> Gleason 7) prostate cancer.

What is eviq and how does it work?

A free resource of evidence-based, consensus driven cancer treatment protocols and information for use at the point of care. eviQ is developed for the Australian context and supports health professionals in the delivery of cancer treatments.

What is eviq’s policy on external sources?

While eviQ endeavours to link to reliable sources that provide accurate information, eviQ and the Cancer Institute NSW do not endorse or accept responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability or correctness of the content of linked external information sources. Use is subject to eviQ’s disclaimer available at

Are You hiring for eviq content authors?

Join the eviQ team – we’re hiring! We are recruiting for a permanent full time eviQ content author (nursing) in the haematology/BMT team. Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday 26 September 2021 Free Webinar! DOT – Is it safe to treat your patient today?