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Reply To: Weight change percentage affecting chemotherapy dose adjustment.
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This is Stacy Shourt from Upstate University Hospital, NY. What is the consensus percentage threshold for dose adjusting chemotherapy? I’ve typically seen a 10% difference in dose, caused by a weight change, as the cut off for notifying providers to adjust chemotherapy. Are there any institutions using a lower number, like 5%, or do most facilities use the 10% cutoff? And do any provider groups require notification if the difference is between 5-9%. I hope I’m asking this clearly enough to be answered, thank you.
—————————— Stacy Shourt, CPNP,RN Fayetteville, NY United States ——————————