What is my project about?Why did I choose this topic?What have I found out so far?Sources of informationConclusionWhat I have learnedQuestion and answer session
What is my project about? The effects of cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents on the body How does chemotherapy effect a patient? What are the specific cytotoxic drugs used to kill cancerous cells? What drugs are used to prevent healthy cell damage?
Why did I choose this topic? My elder brother was diagnosed last year with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma I have seen him go through the treatments needed to fight this cancer I wanted to know;-The specific drugs used during treatment and how theywork-As well as the large number of drugs used to handle theside-effects of these cytotoxic drugs
What have I found out so far? The stages of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and how doctors decide on each individual’s treatment The drugs combined to make the cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent used The various drugs used by patients at home during and after chemotherapy and what they do The long term effects chemotherapy can have on patients
Sources of Information I have used a wide range of websites for research purposes: -Cancer Research UK -Marleen and Stewart Greenebaum: Cancer Centre Articles: -http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/201886- overview Books, such as: -The Chemotherapy Survival Guide: Everything you need to know to get through treatment Questionnaires: -Interviews with a patient and a family member of a patient
Conclusion The cytotoxic drugs used during a patients course of treatment are very harmful to the healthy living cells of a cancer patient This treatment is very successful in curing patients The large number of drugs used to handle the treatment are very reliable and have proved their worth numerous times
What I have learned I have learnt the specific names and uses of the cytotoxic drugs The effects of this treatment in larger detail ie. the long-term effects The different drugs used during treatment to manage a patient’s side-effects
Sources Used Graded Unit Booklet http://www.umgcc.org/hem_malig_program/hodgkins- stages.htm#ixzz1phIHdaN3 http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/type/hodgkins -lymphoma/ Books on Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Advice from Lecturers
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