Your doctor has prescribed a treatment plan tailored to your medical condition. You may be on chemotherapy to cure your cancer, to control it, or to reduce symptoms.

Meeting treatment goals is an important aim to have. But things may come up during chemo that will cause your doctor to revise your treatment plan. When side effects are severe, your doctor may choose to hold off on the next scheduled dose of chemo. This can happen to anyone, so it's good to speak with your doctor about what you may be able to do to stay on your treatment schedule.

Treatment Goal: Staying on Schedule

Your doctor has tailored a regimen and dosage of chemo drugs to be given to you on a prescribed schedule. This treatment plan is designed to provide you with the most benefit available.

Staying with your treatment by managing interruptions and delays is an important part of any plan. You can learn ahead of time what to expect from treatment and you can learn how to help lessen the potential for treatment interruptions.

To learn more about potential side effects you may experience, go to Introduction to Chemo Side Effects.

  • The Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide can help you understand your
    risk of infection

    Infection can be a serious side effect of strong chemo. Find out the factors that affect your risk of infection. Simply answer a few questions, and then print your results to share with your doctor.

    Use the Chemotherapy and Infection Discussion Guide to find out more.

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