Chemotherapy

August 12, 2021

Abraxane Questions and Answers (Protien bound paclitaxel)

Abraxane - Paclitaxel is a medication that belongs to a family of medications known as chemotherapy medicines. Oncogene therapy works by reducing or halting the development of cancer cells.
June 28, 2021

Oncology Protocols Pairing

One important thing to note about oncology protocols pairing is that there is no single oncology drug or combination of drugs that is suitable for every patient.
March 23, 2021

Easy Durvalumab Dosing – 2 MCQs

What is Durvalumab, and how it works? Well, it’s basically an immunoglobulin monoclonal antibody, it works by a very cool trick; where it affects on the […]
December 25, 2020

Simple Ways to Manage Lynparza/Olaparib-Induced Nausea Ovarian Cancer

Simple Ways to Manage Lynparza/Olaparib-Induced Nausea Ovarian Cancer
December 24, 2020

3 Ways to Manage Lynparza/Olaparib-Induced Fatigue Ovarian Cancer

3 Ways to Manage Lynparza/Olaparib-Induced Fatigue Ovarian Cancer.
November 11, 2020

Understanding Chemotherapy

The main purpose is to damage cancer cells. Since cancer cells are faster than typical cells, chemotherapeutic agents target these cells.
November 6, 2020

Medications Used in Extravasation Kits

Dexamethasone or hydrocortisone would suppress the local inflammation caused by tissue trauma that occurs during the treatment process. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme responsible for degrading hyaluronic […]
September 19, 2020

Trastuzumab Emtansine Chemo Preparation

Depending on the reaction type of the reaction severity, the dose should be decreased and patient status is to be monitored, as mentioned, the regular dose is 3.6mg per kg, If this dose induced some reaction/toxicity, next dose should be 3mg per kg, and the following dose is 2.4mg per kg if another reaction took place with the first dose adjustment, however if the reaction still not controlled with the second dose reduction, the treatment should be discontinued and alternative therapy should be pursued.
September 8, 2020

The Risks The Chemotherapy Preparations Have On Staff.

Exposure can occur at any point dealing with the hazardous materials, starting from receiving the items from the vendors to the pharmacy stores all the way to the patient administration / infusion time. Any personnel dealing with hazardous drugs, through transportation, clean room preparation, patient dosage administration or even waste disposal may be at risk.
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