Choosing dosage of chemotherapy
drugs requires professionalism and precaution; it is not as easy as prescribing an aspirin. Usually,
oncologists base on several criteria -such as type of cancer, age, health status, your height and weight - to determine
the dosage most able to combat the disease. Underdose (an insufficient dose) can make the therapy ineffective;
an overdose, in the other hand, can cause serious health problems and even death.
Whatever the dose prescribed, it must
be sufficient enough to produce an intended effect. Chemotherapy drugs are strong; overdose is strictly
prohibited. Even when it does not lead to death, a chemotherapy overdose can cause serious health problems:
kidney problems, heart problems, nerve disorders, etc. In fact, an overdose of chemotherapy can cause death
during or immediately after the treatment.