- Question from Applepie: What criteria do you use to decide whether the patient cannot tolerate AC chemo treatment side effects any more?
It sounds as if you or somebody you know is having a tough time with treatment. Some people are sensitive to the drugs and cannot receive the full doses. Although we do not generally recommend reducing doses, sometimes a "slight" reduction in the dose can work wonders.
In general, side effects that resolve by the next treatment cycle do not mandate a change in either the drugs or the dose. If you don't bounce back or almost bounce back, you may need to consider an alternative approach with your doctor.
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