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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 09:17 PM

16. Yep. Chemotherapy is well known to require higher dosages.

Not that heavier people always get the higher dosages. It's been linked to lower survival rates.

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-23/national/42316561_1_chemo-cancer-treatment-clinical-oncology

And I use heavier there specifically -- someone who is tall and/or heavily built falls into the same dosage problem.

All meds should be administered by mg/kg. It's how they're tested, it's how they should be used.

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