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How do you handle the pain and discomfort of chemo?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Pain from chemo?myth: When patients say they are fearful of pain from chemotherapy, they are generally misinformed by others. Chemo is medicine taken by injection or as pills. Just like any other medicine, there is no pain, other than when needle goes into the vein which is momentary only. So do not worry about it. let your oncologist and his/her staff teach you all that is expected, pain is not an expectation.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Chemotherapy. How do you handle the pain and.Discomfort of chemo?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Chemo does not cause: Why should chemo cause pain? It is just a medicine which is often given into a vein. Only needles to get into the vein can cause discomfort and sometimes, pain. The act of giving a drug into the vein is rarely painful. I would advise you to ask your treating team (oncology nurse/your oncologist) to give you the correct information, so that you do not have to worry about issues which are not real.

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