About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Mode of Chemotherapy Delivery

Last Updated on Jul 10, 2020
Font : A-A+

Mode of Chemotherapy Delivery

Chemotherapy drugs are delivered depending on the type of cancer and the drug used.

Advertisement

Chemotherapy is delivered in such a manner that it produces the barest minimum systemic damage to the individual. Depending on the type of cancer and the type of drug used, the modes of delivery may be as follows-

  • Drugs in the form tablets or capsules are to be consumed orally ( busulfan and capecitabine)
  • Others drugs are delivered as an intramuscular injection, on to the muscles of the leg or the buttocks.
  • Some drugs may be injected subcutaneously, beneath the skin. Very fine needles are used for this purpose.
  • In the case of intrathecal chemotherapy, the drugs are injected into the cerebro-spinal fluid. This is usually done in the case of leukemias and lymphomas.
  • Sometimes the drugs may be delivered into certain body cavities such as the bladder or the pelvic cavity; this type of chemotherapy is called intracavity chemotherapy. The drugs are introduced through the tube. It may be drained out after a period of time.
  • Topical application of chemotherapy creams may be carried out for some skin cancers
  • Most chemotherapy is given intravenously. It can be carried out either in an out-patient or in an in-patient set up depending upon the patient, the type and stage of cancer and the dosage of drugs

Sometimes, a combination of chemotherapy is administered, such as oral and intravenous chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy - References:

  1. MacDiarmid J.A. et al. (2007)
  2. "Bacterially Derived 400 nm Particles for Encapsulation and Cancer Cell Targeting of Chemotherapeutics" Cancer Cell 11, 431-445, May 2007

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. (2020, July 10). Mode of Chemotherapy Delivery. Medindia. Retrieved on May 27, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/chemotherapy-deliverymode.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Mode of Chemotherapy Delivery". Medindia. May 27, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/chemotherapy-deliverymode.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Mode of Chemotherapy Delivery". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/chemotherapy-deliverymode.htm. (accessed May 27, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. 2021. Mode of Chemotherapy Delivery. Medindia, viewed May 27, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/chemotherapy-deliverymode.htm.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

Anainesem

Sorry butch there was also an other mas called Roberto Aquiles Estévez that thought the use of chemotherapy all over the world...

dorinda

is it safe to have oral sex durning chemo treatments, my wife has treatment every three weeks

mini123

thanks for info

CarolynSue

Why wouldnt you use Chemo?

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    What's New on Medindia
    Monkeypox Outbreak: What it is, How Does it Spread & the Prevention
    Seasonal Allergy Medications
    How to Choose the Best Eczema-Friendly Moisturizer for Children?
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Diaphragmatic Hernia Color Blindness Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Vent Forte (Theophylline) Blood - Sugar Chart Noscaphene (Noscapine) Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Iron Intake Calculator

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
    open close
    ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE