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Chemotherapy Do We Need to Worry?

7 Warning Signals of Cancer
  • Change in bowel habits.
  • A sore that does not heal.
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge.
  • Thickening or lump anywhere.
  • Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing.
  • Obvious change in wart or mole.
  • Nagging cough or hoarseness.
Characteristics of Cancer
  • Cancer is a clonal disorder. all cells in a cancer arise from a single cell in which the normal mechanisms for regulation of proliferation are disrupted.
  • Cancer cells have several features that distinguish them from normal counterparts.
    • Immortality.
    • Rapid Growth.
    • Abnormal Cell-Cell Interactions.
Purpose of Chemotherapy
  • To Prevent cancer cells from multiplying, Invading metastasing & ultimately killing the host.
  • Fast growing cell kill
  • Tumour.
  • Wbc.
  • Mucosal Lining.
  • Hair follicles.
Why Multiple Chemo – Cycle
  • Only percentage cell kill.
  • 1010 =10 gm – 107after 1 cycle(3 log kill).
  • 107-108 regrowth between two cycles (1log regroth).
  • 1 Deally 1010 – 100 would require 5 treatment cycles.

Cycles of Chemotherapy
Cycles of Chemotherapy

Gompertzean Kinetics and Log Cell Kill
Gompertzean Kinetics and Log Cell Kill


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