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Following Your Chemotherapy Regimen

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

It is perhaps the most important thing you will ever do for your own health. Following the chemotherapy regimen that the doctor has prescribed for you is important for your recovery. There are many different types of drugs that are used and the administration of the drugs will vary. Discuss these issues with your doctor so that a plan can be made for the successful treatment of your cancer and still allow you to live your life.

Some of the drugs that are used can be taken orally. These drugs will come in a capsule or liquid form and allow the patient to take their chemotherapy medication in their own home. This is a very convenient way to treat your cancer for many patients.

However, there are some treatments that will require the chemotherapy drugs to be administered through injection or intravenous drip. Many times the patient will be required to stay in the hospital for their treatment. The administration can last for a couple of hours to those that require the patient to remain in the hospital for a couple of days.

It is important that you have a good support system around you while you are having your chemotherapy treatment. You will have to rely on others to help you get through your cancer treatment plan. It will have a great impact on your daily life and some patients are unable to work while they are receiving treatment.

The side effects that come from chemotherapy drugs can be very devastating and difficult to live with. You should discuss all of the side effects that you are experiencing with your doctor so that they can determine if you are able to tolerate the drugs. The doctor needs to receive feedback from you to be able to determine if the drugs are working.

You will also be required to make frequent trips to see the doctor so that they can monitor the progress of the chemotherapy regimen on the cancer. It might be necessary for the doctor to make changes to the drugs or the dosage that you are receiving. The only way that they will know is by constantly monitoring your progress.

Know the drugs that are a part of your chemotherapy regimen. Understand what the side effects of these drugs might be and how you can best handle the effects. There are some things that you can do to minimize the effects of these drugs on your body. Follow the tips that are given to help you reduce the amount of nausea and fatigue that you will be feeling.


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