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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
About: Low doses of chemotherapy reduces chances of positive outcome
Date: 21 September 2004
Author: Delthia Ricks
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