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UNDERSTANDING BREAST CANCER


CHEMOTHERAPY: PRECAUTIONS

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What are the common drugs used in chemotherapy?

There is a whole list of drugs used in chemotherapy for breast cancer. The commonest ones are as follows:


How are drugs for chemotherapy decided?

Depending on the drugs used, the dose of the drug given, the number of cycles, the general condition of the patient and the pre chemotherapy pfofile, a number of side effects occur. Some of them are constant, like loss of hair, vomiting; while others are dose related and may occur only after a particular amount of dose has been given. Side effects of chemotherapy is by itself, a vast topic, and it has been covered in detail in the general section on chemotherapy. You can see that section by clicking HERE

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Depending on the drugs used, the dose of the drug given, the number of cycles, the general condition of the patient and the pre chemotherapy pfofile, a number of side effects occur. Some of them are constant, like loss of hair, vomiting; while others are dose related and may occur only after a particular amount of dose has been given. Side effects of chemotherapy is by itself, a vast topic, and it has been covered in detail in the general section on chemotherapy. You can see that section by clicking HERE