A 61-year-old male asked:
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what will my first chemotherapy after effects be like after i get home? will i need to be cared for?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the chemotherapeutic agent used for treatment. Some the newer agents may not produce any side effects or only minimal ones. It would be prudent to talk to your doctor or chemo nurse before the treatment. If you know the medication that will be used, you could consult your pharmacist for information.
Answered on Dec 20, 2014
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Side effects vary depending on what treatment you will get, what disease is being treated and how well you feel going into treatment. There is a lot of person to person variability. Also, you will be given meds to combat side effects. Your oncologist should give this type of information, but in the end you will have to get a cycle of treatment to really know how tolerable it will be. Good luck
Answered on Dec 23, 2014
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