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Practical Aspects of Cancer Chemotherapy

  • Terry Priestman
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Abstract

For the last 50 years most cytotoxics have been prescribed in relation to the patient’s body surface area. The surface area is calculated from their height and weight, either by the use of nomograms or pre-programmed calculators or computers. The same principle is used for some, but not all, of the newer targeted therapies but, by contrast, hormonal treatments are almost always prescribed in standard doses that are the same for everybody.

Keywords

Hormone Replacement Therapy Aromatase Inhibitor Cytotoxic Drug Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Hair Loss 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry Priestman
    • 1
  1. 1.New Cross HospitalWolverhamptonUK

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