Chemotherapy is normally given in an outpatient setting known as a chemotherapy daycare. The day-care unit will cater to patients who are obtaining infusions over a short period (generally 2-6 hours). Chemo is distributed in cycles depending on the type of cancer, the goal of therapy, and the way the body is responding.
Chemotherapy treatments may be given daily, weekly, or monthly but are normally given in 3 weekly cycles.
Most chemotherapy is given straight into the bloodstream through an intravenous catheter. Intravenous drugs may be given in various ways:
Constant chemo treatment can damage veins, therefore, chemotherapy can be given through various methods. Central venous catheters are bigger than IV catheters and therefore can be put in larger veins. This eradicates repeated poking due to intravenous catheters as the central venous catheters are indwelling for a longer duration (6months – 1 year). There are different types of central venous catheters(chemo ports) that are inserted either in the chest or arm.
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