How is Chemotherapy Performed

This is a treatment that many cancer patients have to go through, where chemical substances in the form of one or more anti-cancer drugs are administered. At Mahkota, our Chemotherapy Day Care is located on the 5th floor. Explained below is what a patient can expect during a typical chemotherapy session:

  1. You will meet the nurse or other health professional who will oversee your chemotherapy.
  2. You will subsequently undergo a brief physical examination to check your vital signs e.g. blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate and temperature.
  3. Your height and weight will be measured to calculate the appropriate dosage of chemotherapy to be given.
  4. An intravenous (IV) catheter (slender tube) will be inserted into a vein in your arm.
  5. A blood sample will be taken.
  6. Lastly, you will meet with your oncologist who would have ordered the chemotherapy in the first place, assess your condition before each treatment, and review the results of your bio tests.

Facts verified by:
Dr. Shum Weng Yoon,
Consultant Radiotherapist & Oncologist, Suite No. 418,4th Floor,
Telephone: +606 285 2999 (Ext.2799)

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