Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to pay to use anything on this website?
Our online information is completely free to access for everyone. Because we understand a very complicated medical specialty, and are motivated by helping people feel better, we do not charge for any of the information viewed on or printed from our website.
Can I obtain a paper copy of the treatment I am interested in?
Of course! Once you have found the treatment you are interested in, simply click the "Print" button on the right side of the webpage. You will be able to select what parts of the drug treatment you want to print to your printer.
What information does ChemoExperts.com provide that other websites do not?
- Side effects: the side effects with listed percentages of occurrence show you what to expect from the combined effects of all drugs listed in a specific regimen. This is listed from the original clinical trial used to validate the treatment regimen. There is a web link to the trial if anyone wants to access the information; click on clinical studies (underlined in orange)
- ChemoExperts tips: real-world information that health care providers with expert experience share with patients. This information, while extremely useful, is not always easy to find in clinical studies or known by non-specialists in the field of oncology (cancer)
- Estimated total infusion time: this is the time it takes for the whole process of the chemotherapy drug infusion + pre-medication infusions + other delays that can commonly occur. This is not found in clinical studies, in books, or on other websites. ChemoExperts gets this valuable information from pharmacists that work in infusion clinics with patients and nurses every day
- Goals of therapy: this explains the purpose of a chemotherapy drug such as if it will cure a disease or perhaps just relieve symptoms and/or prolong life a little longer
- Questions to Ask: this section was developed for patients and caregivers to ask appropriate and relevant questions of their doctor, pharmacist, and nurse in relation to their medical treatment. These questions, and related answers, can be printed out to share with their healthcare provider and family
- Treatment Tracker: this is a customizable calendar where someone can add multiple appointments and/or schedule items to help stay organized and keep on track with treatments. These include: Regimen times, Drug names/doses, Lab draw appointments, Scan appointments, Radiation appointments, Doctor Visits, Prescription refill reminders, and Other items not listed here.
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Created: December 15, 2015
Updated: March 31, 2021