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is fulvestrant considered chemo therapy

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Won't diminish effect.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
It's not the age: But the vitality and lack of co-morbidities that make a difference. Nevertheless, one must seriously consider the benefits of doing versus the liabil ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Anti DNA: Karnofsky had noted early on that nitrogen mustard gas destroyed the immune system. He introduced the drug nitrogen mustard to treat leukemias etc. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Many types of chemotherapy can directly affect the brain and cause stroke-like symptoms. Some chemotherapy also increases the risk of blood clots, or ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Childhood cancers: May childhood cancers, especially leukemias, and Hodgkin disease are usually curable.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Neurotoxicity: The major dose limiting toxicity of vincristine is neuropathy. There are other "usual" chemo side effects including bone marrow suppression -- loweri ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Immune suppression: The same drugs are used to treat some autoimmune disorders, like SLE, Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and treatment of organ rejection after transpla ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Many chemotherapy agents can cause muscle and backe pain, which may persist for a while after completing therapy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
20 years experience Addiction Medicine
Something else ?: It depends, but one of the commonest causes of back pain after chemo is bone marrow stimulation if a medication like Neupogen or Neulasta (pegfilgrast ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends...: Skinny does not mean malnourished. Albumin levels are a good lab to determine how noursished a person is. If it is greater than 4, you're in a good ... Read More

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