talc treatment?

  1. Somebody please help me figure out what my mother is talking about.
    Her MIL had something she called a 'talc treatment'. The woman has had fluid drained 'off her lungs" (I am sure she means around her lungs) and they did a 'talc treatment'. I have NO CLUE what my mother is talking about. I'm not looking for advice, just trying to figure out what it means. I must have missed it in school.
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  3. by   EricJRN
  4. by   MIA-RN1
    ah okay thank you!
  5. by   nuangel1
    thats a good reference and explanation.i worked on a cardithoracic unit .i saw it done often though for pleural effusions not necessarily cancererous
  6. by   JentheRN05
    that was very interesting. Never heard of that thank you for sharing