Chemotherapy Toxicities

First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Attend to the ABCs as the first priority.
  • The goal is to understand what chemotherapeutic regimen the patient has received and how it relates to the patient’s critical condition.
  • Myelosuppression is the most common toxicity that critical care physicians will encounter.
  • All of the chemotherapy agents cause myelosuppression, in addition to other specific toxicities.

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Last updated: April 14, 2010