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How are pumps used in chemotherapy treatments?

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Pumps control your drug dosages. They're attached to either ports or catheters, and can be either outside or inside your body. You can carry an external pump around with you during the weeks you're having treatment.

From: How Do I Take Chemotherapy Drugs? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 2/22/2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Chemotherapy and You.”

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania: “Chemotherapy: The Basics.”

American Cancer Society: “Questions about Chemotherapy,” “Planning Drug Doses and Schedules.”

Cancer Research UK: “Why Plan Chemotherapy?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Chemotherapy and You.”

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania: “Chemotherapy: The Basics.”

American Cancer Society: “Questions about Chemotherapy,” “Planning Drug Doses and Schedules.”

Cancer Research UK: “Why Plan Chemotherapy?”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

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