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A 61-year-old male asked:

Am having 1st chemo treatment and staying 1 overnight in hospital. does this mean i'll have chemo entering body (have port) for 24 hours?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Ask your Doc/nurses: Your doctor should explain what exactly is being giving to you in terms of chemotherapy drugs. One of the chemo drugs(5-FU) is commonly used as a continuois infusion over 24 hours. Other drugs are typically given over 1 to 2 houur IV infusions. You should watch what is being given to you. This can be done by reading the name of the drug(marked on the infusion bag) as well as asking the nurses/Doct
Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
Time deliver chemo: Most pts who go into the hospital for chemo are having fluids and medication given prior to the actual chemo. You may getting more than one kind of drug and they all require different times to administer. Your more than likely will be sitting around waiting for things to happen! Bring a book and a blanket and don't forget your power cords.
Last updated Jan 10, 2015

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