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I'm curious what occurs during a typical treament of chemotherapy?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Kept in positon: Most chemotherapeutic agents are delivered intravenously while a few can be given orally. With IV therapy which is given over several hrs the patient is kept in a lounge chair. Because of toxicity to the veins when given iv, a port is usually placed in the subclavian vein and placed under the skin where the IV line can easily be introduced.
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