Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects. Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine in a medical facility. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins.
This medicine must be given slowly, so the needle will have remain in place for at least 60 minutes.
You may also receive other medicines (eg, allergy medicine, fever medicine, steroids) to help prevent allergic reactions to the injection.