Study identifies risk of chemotherapy related hospitalization for eary-stage breast cancer patients

May 27, 2014 8:03 PM

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Study identifies risk of chemotherapy related hospitalization for eary-stage breast cancer patients

Oncologists now have a new understanding of the toxicity levels of specific chemotherapy regimens used for women with early stage breast cancer, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The retrospective study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, used large population-based data to compare the risk of hospitalization for six common chemotherapy regimens. Reasons for hospitalization included infection, fever, anemia, dehydration, neutropenia (low white blood cell count), ...

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