Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy

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Pre Procedure of Chemotherapy

  • A series of tests and procedures are done to assess overall health status.
  • To determine the right chemotherapy dose, height and weight are measured.
  • In case of any infection the treatment is given.

During the Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is given in cycles (cycle is session of chemotherapy repeated after a definite period) depending on

  • Drug and dose used for treatment
  • Goal of treatment
  • Method of treatment
  • Type of the patient
  • Type of the cancer
  • Stage of cancer
  • The response of the patient to first cycle.

Chemotherapy is given by different ways:

  • Intravenous (IV) - Through vein
  • Intra-arterial (IA) - Through the artery
  • Intraperitoneal (IP) - Into the peritoneal cavity i.e. abdominal cavity.
  • Intrathecal – In Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through spinal cord in case the cancer is in central nervous system or brain.
  • Intramuscular (IM) – injection given in a muscle in your arm, thigh, or hip.
  • Topically – Applied on to the skin as a cream or gel.
  • Orally – As pills, capsules, or liquids.

Post Procedure of Chemotherapy

  • IV line is removed once the treatment is over.
  • Vitals are monitored again.
  • Chemotherapy weakens one's immune system, so precautions should be taken.
  • Drinking lots of fluids after chemotherapy will flush out the drugs through your body.

Risks & Complications of Chemotherapy

  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Immunosuppression
  • Myelosuppression
  • Typhlitis
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Secondary neoplasm
  • Infertility
  • Teratogenicity
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Tumor lysis syndrome

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