Regime, or regimen?

Those who know me will know I like to get my grammar right. (I can almost feel some form of Muphry’s law implementation stalking me in this post now.)

I won’t shy away from jovially correcting someone for saying “drug regime” (“regimen” is the word you want). However, chemotherapy is different. 6 + 7 weeks of IV, combined with the constant travel, 80 hour hospital stays, being immunocompromised and all the other stuff that goes along with it makes you wonder if you’re not under some new, dictatorial, chemotherapeutic regime.

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