treatment schedule

Pronunciation: (TREET-ment SKEH-jool)

A step-by-step plan of the treatment that a patient is going to receive. A treatment schedule includes the type of treatment that will be given (such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy), how it will be given (such as by mouth or by infusion into a vein), and how often it will be given (such as once a day or once a week). It also includes the amount of time between courses of treatment and the total length of time of treatment.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2003-11-20 Date last modified: 2015-09-21