Part II: Managing Through Treatment
Ready, Set, Go
Before each chemo session, a nurse will draw blood to check your blood counts. If they are not in a safe range, treatment may be delayed. A nurse will weigh you (drugs are mixed according to body weight), take your temperature (treatment may be delayed if it’s high), and take your blood pressure (make sure to use the arm on the unaffected side of your body).
Once you’re ready, the port is accessed or an IV is placed and pre-meds begin....Read more
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