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Children with cancer to get chemotherapy at home

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
15th August, 2015
Up to 200 children and teenagers with cancer have used the home chemotherapy scheme

Up to 200 children and adolescents with cancer have used the first home intravenous chemotherapy programme in the Republic – a model which is now being adopted elsewhere in Europe.

In a study to be published later this year, consultant paediatric haemotologist Professor Owen Smith, will say parents in the programme have reported reduced financial and time costs, less disruption to their work and family schedules, improved school attendance by their children and an overall better...

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