• What does it mean to have a “mini chemo break” that lasts 3 weeks?

    Asked by StegalMan on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    What does it mean to have a “mini chemo break” that lasts 3 weeks?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      It's not uncommon to receive a 1 week break from chemo to give your body some extra time to recover but I don't know that I've heard of a break that last 3 weeks. @carm may be able to help with this.

      over 7 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      The only time I ever had a break was when my white blood counts dropped too low. That was like a vacation.

      over 7 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Different regimines have different schedules and oncologists watch blood work very closely so what may be happening is that a normal break is occuring but they may have given you an extra week or tow off to recover and right some of your blood chemestry. Enjoy the break

      over 7 years ago
    • Beaner54's Avatar

      Did the doctor call it a "mini break"?
      I had 6 chemo sessions but each of them were 3 weeks apart. I believe that treatment schedules vary
      according to the type of cancer being treated and the chemo drugs being used.

      over 7 years ago

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