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Chemotherapy for Malignant Solid tumours and Malignant Blood Diseases

Chemotherapy treatment in Sarjapur Road

Chemotherapy treatment in Sarjapur Road is a common treatment for patients with solid tumours. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill cancer cells or to stop them from growing. Chemotherapy drugs are often given through an IV, and they can be given in different combinations. Some common side effects of chemotherapy include fatigue, nausea, and hair loss. Patients with solid tumours often have a good response to chemotherapy, and it can be an effective treatment option. However, chemotherapy can also have some serious side effects. It is important to talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of chemotherapy before starting treatment. 

Chemotherapy is a common treatment for patients with malignant blood diseases. Chemotherapy drugs work by killing cancer cells or by stopping them from growing and spreading. Malignant blood diseases include leukaemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Chemotherapy is usually given as a course of treatment, which means that patients receive several cycles of chemotherapy drugs over some time. 

Pre-Procedure

The purpose of this pre-procedure is to increase the success of chemotherapy while minimising its side effects. This will be done through a variety of measures which may include,

  • Educating the patient on what to expect during chemotherapy  

  • Optimising the patient’s physical health before starting treatment -Choosing the most effective chemotherapy drugs and doses  

  • Timing the chemotherapy to maximise its effect  

  • To protect the patient’s healthy cells from the chemotherapy before starting chemotherapy, the patient should be given a thorough explanation of the treatment.  

  • They should be told what to expect in terms of side effects and how to manage them.  

  • The patient’s physical health should be optimized before starting treatment. This may involve quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough exercise.  

Procedure

The specific chemotherapy regimen depends on the type and stage of the cancer being treated. Chemotherapy may be given as a single agent (monotherapy) or in combination with other anticancer drugs (combination chemotherapy). Chemotherapy is usually given in cycles, with each period of treatment followed by a period of rest. This allows the body to recover from the side effects of the drugs. Each course of chemotherapy is generally divided into 4-6 cycles. Chemotherapy is usually given intravenously (into a vein), but it may also be given orally in the form of a pill or capsule. The drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach cancer cells throughout the body (systemic chemotherapy). Chemotherapy may also be given directly to the tumor site (local chemotherapy) or into the cerebrospinal fluid (intrathecal chemotherapy). The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the type and dose of drugs given and the length of treatment. Common side effects include fatigue, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, mouth sores, hair loss, and increased risk of infection.    

1. The patient is given a chemotherapy drug through an intravenous (IV) line.  

2. The drug is slowly infused over some time, typically 30 minutes to an hour.  

3. After the infusion is complete, the IV line is removed.  

4. The patient is monitored for side effects and toxicity.  

5. If necessary, the dose of the chemotherapy drug is adjusted based on the patient's response.  

6. The cycle is repeated as needed. 

Post-Procedure

After chemotherapy, it is important to follow up with your doctor. You will likely have blood tests and imaging tests to check on the status of your disease. You may also have side effects from the chemotherapy that will need to be managed. It is important to take care of yourself during this time and to follow your doctor's instructions. Consult with the best doctors at Manipal Hospitals now. 

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