Reply To: Weight change percentage affecting chemotherapy dose adjustment.

  • Stacy Shourt

    Member
    June 6, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you!

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    Stacy Shourt, CPNP,RN
    Fayetteville, NY
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-30-2022 06:21 PM
    From: Anne Marie Demarco- O’Keefe
    Subject: Weight change percentage affecting chemotherapy dose adjustment.

    We use the 10% rule

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    Anne Marie Demarco- O’Keefe, CPNP,CPON,MSN,RN
    Livingston, NJ
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-04-2022 01:57 PM
    From: Stacy Shourt
    Subject: Weight change percentage affecting chemotherapy dose adjustment.

    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.

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    Stacy Shourt, CPNP,RN
    Fayetteville, NY
    United States
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