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Low doses of chemotherapy reduces chances of positive outcome

An analysis was conducted on chemotherapy treatment of cancer patients. The analysis showed that 48% of 4,522 non-Hodgkins lymphoma patients received les than 85% of the recommended dosage of chemotherapy. This reduces the chances of remission or cure. The reasons for under treatment were the side-effects caused by chemo. However, these side effects were generally treatable even though they are generally expensive.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Newsday.com

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About: Low doses of chemotherapy reduces chances of positive outcome

Date: 21 September 2004

Source: Newsday.com

Author: Delthia Ricks

URL: http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hscanc213979842sep21,0,1398019.story?coll=ny-health-headlines

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medication
  • Medication error
  • Medication and under treatment
  • Medication and side-effects
  • Medication and cancer
  • Medication and non-Hodgkins lymphoma

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