With chemotherapy, there is no room for error. The pharmacy personnel must be 100% correct and accuracy takes time. Your chemotherapy must be germ free and prepared in a biological safety cabinet using sterile supplies and special techniques to keep it sterile.

Your doctor needs to examine you and look at your lab values before the chemotherapy is ordered. Based on this examination, your doctor decides if you should receive a different dose of the same drug, a different drug or perhaps receive no treatment at all. Therefore, chemotherapy cannot be made until your doctor sees you.

Please remember, “timely” does not mean fast. Timely means no more time than is required to make sure that your chemotherapy is carefully made – that it is accurate, sterile and safe for you and the team.