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Getting a Chemotherapy Infusion Step by Step

Source: http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/chemotherapy/process/infusion.jsp
Date: 1 Sep 2009
Before starting treatment
You'll have your first consultation with your medical oncologist (cancer doctor) and any needed follow-up visits. The oncologist will:
• take your medical history, do a physical exam, and review all your lab tests, mammography films, and biopsy results
• make a recommendation about which chemotherapy regimens would be best for you
• explain the benefits and side effects of each recommended chemotherapy regimen

FEC-T chemotherapy

Source: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertreatment/Treatmentt...
The drugs that are used
FEC–T is named after the initials of the chemotherapy drugs used, which are:
• fluorouracil, which is also called 5FU
• epirubicin
• cyclophosphamide
• docetaxel, which is commonly known as Taxotere®.

FEC chemotherapy

Source: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertreatment/Treatmentt...
The drugs that are used
FEC is named after the initials of the chemotherapy drugs used, which are:
• fluorouracil, which is also known as 5FU
• epirubicin
• cyclophosphamide.
How treatment is given

E-CMF (Epi-CMF) chemotherapy

Source: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertreatment/Treatmentt...
The drugs that are used
E-CMF, which is also known as Epi-CMF, is named after the initials of the four chemotherapy drugs involved:
• epirubicin
• cyclophosphamide
• methotrexate
• Fluorouracil, which is also known as 5FU.
How treatment is given

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