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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
FEVER WITH CHEMO: FEVER WITH CHEMO. It can be a side effect of the chemo or a secondary infection. You need an exam/LABS/UAC&S and a CXR. Seek prompt follow up with ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
It is possible: I am sorry you have to be on chemo at such a tender young age. Chemo will affect your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections, inclu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: It depends on the severity of the infection, how the patient feels, and how quickly the counts recover. Also depends on the ultimate goal of therapy ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Speridon Patricios
Specializes in
Oncologist advice: Good morning I think it is important to seek the advice of your oncologist. Having the test may actually help confirm the presence or absence of an in ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Watch out for Fever!: There are more than one causes for feeling tired. Infection can cause it as you indicated but here fever is the first symptom. So if you feel cold, sh ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes; depends on type: Depending on the type of chemotherapy, she may be more at risk for infections. Certain chemotherapies have the effect of knocking out the immune syste ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Pills for cancer: Chemotherapy means drugs used to treat cancer. Most chemotherapy is given by injection, but some important chemotherapy drugs are taken by mouth, eit ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
It ranges from: Astoundingy beneficial (testis, lymphoma, leukemia. Myeloma, small cell lung) to pretty much worthless ... To any cancer after two lines of treatment, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy can have many side effects. If you are receiving chemotherapy the benefit may outweight the risk. Talk to your oncologist about side effe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Different medicines: Chemotherapy is a group of medicines, given through the vein or by mouth, that can kill cancer cells. The first "chemotherapy" was a chemical used in ... Read More
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