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What can i do to control side effects i will get from chemotherapy for stomach cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Quite a Lot: Follow doctors instructions closely- diet (everything cooked-nothing raw); nausea control (use meds as instructed before getting nauseous); proper fluid intake (to prevent dehydration); infection precautions (minimise contacts, hand sanitizers); daytime power naps or rests; daily light exercise/walking; use diarrhea meds aggressively; biotene/baking soda oral rinses; call for fevers immediately.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Medication: Your oncologist will put you on prophylactic medication to counter some of the possible side effects from treatment. For example anti nausea med for nausea, anti diarrhea med etc. Maintain a healthy diet. Avoid sick contacts.
Last updated Nov 27, 2014

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