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Flashcards in Chemotherapy Deck (6)
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most common chemotherapy drug used

cisplatin

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serious SE Cisplatin and advise to patients

Increased risk of serious infection
- symptoms: shivers, sweats, sore throat, diarrhoea, cough, SoB
- digital thermometer
- above 37.5 or below 36 contact hotline

Anaemia
- symptoms: pale, tired, breathless
- blood transfusion

Bruising/bleeding
- due to low platelets
- bruise easily; nosebleeds, bleeding gums
- platelet transfusion

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other common SE cisplatin

-

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likely course

6 cycles over around 5 months of treatment

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frequency of cycles

every 2-4 weks

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3 chemotherapy emergencies

- neutropenic sepsis
- chemotherapy hypersensitivity
- tumour lysis syndrome