Regimen: doxorubicin for axillary lymph node involvement following resection of primary breast cancer in combination with cyclophosphamide

6. Patient-based Dose 6.5) Chemo Dose Clculation 6.5.2) Intravenous dose of Doxorubicin

6.5.2.1) Intravenous dose per cycle of Doxorubicin Easy 1


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Regimen : Doxorubicin for axillary lymph node involvement following resection of primary breast cancer in combination with cyclophosphamide.

Cycle: 28 days, repeat every 28 days for 3-5 cycles

  • Doxorubicin, 60 mg/m2, IV bolus, D 1

For doxorubicin calculate total intravenous dose per cycle for a patient measuring 5 feet in height and weighing 178 lb.


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lb equals 110.97 mg kg

  • The patient height
    = 5 feet
    = ( 5 × 12 ) inch
    = 60 inch
    = 60 × 2.54 cm
    = 152.4 cm

  • patient weight
    = 178 lb
    = 178 × 0.454 kg
    = 80.8 kg

  • BSA for the patient is

    BSA `= \quad sqrt(( Height (cm) × Weight (Kg) )/(3600))`

    ` \quad \quad \quad = sqrt(( 152.4 \quad cm × 80.8 \quad Kg )/(3600)) = 1.8495 ` m2

  • For Doxorubicin :
    `( 60 \quad mg)/( 1 \quad m^2 )` × 1.8495 m2 × 1 (days of treatment)
    = 110.97 mg Ans.


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