Disscussion #4—Consider a patient receiving combination therapy, perhaps R-CHOP or AC-TH, that includes BOTH a monoclonal antibody or other targeted therapy along with cytotoxic chemotherapy. Demonstrate your understanding of concepts related to combination therapy that includes a monoclonal antibody or targeted therapy by posting how you would explain the following to the patient at a level (e.g., 5th grade) they would understand.
For this discussion, address EACH of the four following points in your discussion post – REMEMBER you areexplaining these points to a patient! To earn credit, your post must be at a level the patient can understand (e.g. 5th grade level).
1. What combination therapy regimen are you posting about? (Regimen must include BOTH a monoclonal antibody/targeted therapy plus cytotoxic chemotherapy)
2. How would you explain to your patient the rationale for why they are receiving combination therapy (cytotoxic chemotherapy plus monoclonal antibody/targeted therapy) at a level the patient would understand?
3. How do monoclonal antibodies differ from chemotherapy?
4. What are some important points to discuss with the patient regarding this therapy? Be sure to list 2 key teaching points for EACH agent in the regimen.
This is to be an interactive learning environment so be sure to view what your peers are posting and reply to their posts if you have recommendations for them based on your own practice or if you have questions of them on how their policies/procedures might benefit you.