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calculating cumulative doses of chemotherapy

A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Dumalaog
28 years experience Pediatrics
Talk to your doctor: You have to weigh the pros and cons. The best way to do this is to speak the oncologist. Ask them what other things you can do to help strengthen her ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Talk to doctor: Without knowing the details, this is an issue you should ask the doctor who is giving you the chemotherapy.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Ask your oncologist: That's an interesting question. It would depend on the regimen you were on, so ask your oncologist at your next visit. He/she can describe dosage , co ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pre-natal vitamins: She should take pre-natal vitamins that have folic acid. Taking additional folic acid will not do any harm, and may be good.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
As many as needed: There is no single answer, dose and duration depends type of chemo therapeutic agent and type of tumor.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Ye and no: There is no absolute contraindication to some modest alcohol use, yet it is not advisable to drink alcohol if you have cancer being treated with chemo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Wouldn't recommend: it. Alcohol is a carcinogen, and whether it was involved in your cancer or not, you are far better off without it. In addition, it can alter the meta ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not really like that: If the person needs high dose chemo to treat underlying acute leukemia or other kind of blood cancer for instance- the bone marrow transplant is aimed ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Drugs for cancer: Various drugs are using alone or in combination to treat cancer. Collectively, they are called chemotherapy and can be used as single agents or in com ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Chemotherapy: Is a fairly broad term to describe medications given to treat cancer. This is not necessarily limited to intravenous drugs.
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