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what is it like to be on vac chemotherapy before?

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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 neuropathy (numbness/tingling in the hands/feet). Actinomycin-D can cause mouth sores and hair loss, and Cyclophosphamide can cause nausea, mouth sores, and sometimes bleeding in the bladder. Low blood counts and fatigue are frequent with VAC.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need more details: Tell us more about the diagnosis for which this chemo was prescribed? There are also various drugs included in the acronym of VAC. Please spell out the full names of the chemo drugs included in the VAC advised by your doctor. Who is the patient?
Answered on Jul 4, 2014

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