Nephrologist speaks about chemotherapy, its impact

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Chennai:”Chemotherapy is one among the methods of treatment for cancers in the body. The proper combination of medications whether they are chemicals or the advanced treatment methods such as monoclonal antibodies would interfere in its efficacy which are directly related to the capacity of elimination through the kidneys”. “If the renal parameters are not favouring,…

Chennai:”Chemotherapy is one among the methods of treatment for cancers in the body. The proper combination of medications whether they are chemicals or the advanced treatment methods such as monoclonal antibodies would interfere in its efficacy which are directly related to the capacity of elimination through the kidneys”.

“If the renal parameters are not favouring, dose adjustment is a must to deliver medications in the effective form”, said renowned nephrologist practicing at Ohio, Cleveland clinic, Dr K R Suresh.

In connection with the World Cancer Day, Paterson Cancer Centre organised its 1st Continuous Medical Education programme here recently, where Dr Suresh delivered a lecture on the impact of chemotherapeutic medicines on the kidneys as well as how to administer chemotherapy on patients who are already on renal dialysis.

Consultant virologist at Wye Valley NHS Trust – Hereford, UK, Dr Venkat Sivaprakasam, spoke in depth about the novel coronavirus, its symptoms, treatment and its prevention.

”Against the rumors of no treatment once affected, it was vivid that the basic coronavirus which is RNA virus coming under the group of influenza viruses causing upper respiratory tract infection, the novel coronavirus detected in China is very aggressive similar to H1N1 and SERS viruses which would damage the pulmonary cells causing sever pneumonitis”,he said.

Dr Ishaan Jagan, research fellow at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Dr B Kumaravel, Paterson Cancer Centre managing director and chief clinical oncologist, Dr S Vijayaraghavan and Vijai’s Nursing Home managing director, Dr B Kumaravel participated.

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