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glossary:chop_chemotherapy

A type of combination chemotherapy regimen that consists of the following drugs: cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine (Oncovin), Adriamycin (hydroxydoxorubicin), and Prednisone or Prednisolone.

From: CHOP Chemotherapy

What is CHOP Chemotherapy? Since almost all cancer afflictions are treated using the techniques of Chemotherapy, CHOP is a special ilk of the Chemotherapy treating procedure which is used to doctor the calamitous impacts of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. It is discovered that the CHOP Chemotherapy treating process has the least of noxious side-effects but is extremely favoring to limit the multiplied counts of WBC. CHOP comprise of sedatives like:

Cyclophosphamide – It acts like a super-active alkylactic agent which knocks out the DNA state and fixes it forming new cross links.

Adriamycin (hydroxydoxorubicin) – This functions like an additive agent, infusing it-self amidst the DNA bases to curtail its strength.

Oncovin (Vincristine) – It bars the cells to continue with the process of quick cloning by forging it to the tubules of rich protein.

Prednisone or Prednisolone – Also popularly known as rich content of corticosteroids, primarily used to counteract the adverse debility stress effects like infection or other problems.

glossary/chop_chemotherapy.txt · Last modified: 2013/01/30 09:27 by Pat O'Connor