Toxicity and Supportive Care Related to Chemotherapy

  • J. A. Maroun
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Abstract

Chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer characteristically have narrow therapeutic margins leading to significant side effects. Their early recognition and appropriate management are major tasks in today’s cancer treatment. Progress in supportive care has made an important contribution to cancer control over the last two decades. It is useful to discuss chemotherapy toxicity under four categories:
  1. A)

    Immediate and local toxicities

     
  2. B)

    Early toxicities

     
  3. C)

    Specific organ toxicities

     
  4. D)

    Long-term complications

     

Keywords

Toxicity Bacillus Pseudomonas Neutropenia Thrombocytopenia 

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