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Chemotherapy Introduction This document is for informational purposes and is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a doctor or healthcare professional or a recommendation for any particular treatment plan.

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What Is Chemotherapy? "Chemotherapy"is the use of drugs to treat cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are typically used to treat malignant or higher grade tumors, but may also be used to treat low grade and benign brain tumors.

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HOW DOES CHEMOTHERAPY WORK? Chemotherapy involves taking drugs that kills cells that are dividing rapidly such as cancer cells. The most common way of having chemotherapy is by injection into a vein (intravenously or IV), but sometimes chemotherapy drugs are taken as tablets.

Coverage Summary

Coverage Summary TITLE: Chemotherapy PRODUCTS: UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plans Approval Date: 12/15/08 Review Date: 7/31/09, 9/1/09, 11/16/2010, 06/30/2011 Policy Number: C-014 Page 1 of 13 Confidential and Proprietary, © UnitedHealthcare, Inc This information is being distributed to ...

CHEMOTHERAPY (Qualifications to Administer/Monitor)

C46-1 Written: November, 1998 Nursing Policy: C-46 Reviewed: 2/09 LSUHSC-Shreveport, LA Revised: 10/99; 6/00; 7/04; 4/06; 6/09 _____ CHEMOTHERAPY (Qualifications to Administer/Monitor) PURPOSE: To outline the qualifications for RNs to ...

Guidelines for Hospitalization for Chemotherapy M ALIN D ...

Guidelines for Hospitalization for Chemotherapy MALIN DOLLINGER University of Southern California School of Medicine; John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA

FACTS FOR LIFE Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy FACTS FOR LIFE For more information, call Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or visit www.komen.org. Common drugs given In most cases, chemotherapy is most effective when combinations of more than one drug are used together.

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MARCH 30, 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1 BACKGROUND ON CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT IN CANCER . 4 Primer on Chemotherapy and its Complications 4 National Evidence-Based Chemotherapy Guidelines