What is the chemo treatment referred to as "CHOP"?

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Kalex asked...

What is the chemo treatment referred to as "CHOP"?

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CHOP is an acronym that stand for four medications:

  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Hydroxydoxorubicin (Brand name Adriamycin)
  • Oncovin (Brand name Vincristine)
  • Prednisone

This is one of the most commonly prescribed chemo regimens for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Sometimes Rituxan is prescribed as well; then it's referred to as CHOP-R.

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bww answered...

I have two separate rounds of chop