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Sunday, 27 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 19

Chemotherapy is one of the therapeutic modalities for cancer. This treatment is contraindicated to which of the following conditions?
    A. Bone marrow depression
    B. Recent surgery
    C. Pregnancy
    D. All of the above

Correct Answer: D. All of the above

Chemotherapy is contraindicated in cases of infection (chemotherapeutic agents are immunosuppressive), recent surgery (chemotherapeutic agent may retard the healing process), impaired renal and hepatic function (drugs are nephrotoxic and hepatotoxic), recent radiation therapy (immunosuppressive treatment), pregnancy (drugs can cause congenital defects) and bone marrow depression (chemo. agents may aggravate the condition).

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