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Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Systemic therapy: Chemotherapy is a type of systemic therapy for cancer. Chemo can be given intravenously by IV or some chemo has oral formulations that can be taken by ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
YES.: Chemotherapeutic agents can and do have significant toxicities and can lead to death. So (1) see a reallly good oncologist and (2) reseach carefully w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Short term help: For most malignancies other than renalcell and breast cancer, when the lesion has metastasized, control works in terms of months and no cure has been ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It varies/depends on: It depends on your circumstances. Your doctor or nurse will educate you about what they are going to do to you. Just go with an open mind, it should b ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Oncologists: With current precautions (gloves, mixing under a hood, careful technique) you shouldn't have any more risk than any other kind of nurse.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Blackman
19 years experience ADHD and Autism
VAC Chemotherapy: VAC (Vincristine, Actinomycin-D, Cyclophosphamide) is a 3 drug regimen. Each of the components has side effects. Vincristine can cause peripheral neur ... Read More

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