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[MOL] Side Effects Limiting Chemotherapy

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Side Effects Limiting Chemotherapy
    [04/28/99; Associated Press]

WASHINGTON (AP) - New research suggests up to one-fifth 
of breast cancer patients may not be getting optimal 
doses of chemotherapy needed for the best chance
of survival. The reason: side effects. Doctors prescribe the right
amount of chemotherapy, but may lower the dose mid-treatment
or postpone chemotherapy sessions when women suffer serious side
effects, a practice that could have a larger impact than realized,
says a study of the medical records of 15,000 patients. Switching
to a newer combination of chemotherapy drugs could give patients
a better chance of tolerating the full dose, said Dr. Garrett
A. Smith of the University of California, San Francisco, whose
patients were among those the study analyzed.

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