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Chemotherapy: general principles

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Indications

  • For patients with a tumor known to be sensitive to chemotherapy, eg lymphoma Cancer therapy overview.
  • As adjuvant therapy to eradicate micrometastasis or to prevent local recurrence after incomplete surgical excision.
  • To reduce the size of a tumor before definitive therapy, eg surgery.
  • As palliative treatment to ease the clinical signs associated with unresectable or metastatic cancer.
  • To sensitize tissues to radiation therapy.

General principles

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Clinical application

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General side effects

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Classification of cytotoxic drugs

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Suggested doses of chemotherapeutic agents in rabbits

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Dobson J (1998) Options for the use of chemotherapy in small animals Part 1 - Anticancer drugs. In Practice 20 (8), 403-413 ResearchGate.
  • Hammer A S & Couto C G (1990) Adjuvant chemotherapy for sarcomas and carcinomas. Vet Clin North Am 20 (4), 1015-1036 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Varga M (2014) Neoplasia. In: Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA, UK. pp 264-273.

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