A 40-year-old female asked:
what effects might myasthenia graves have on radiation and chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer ?
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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
See prior answer: In brief, anesthesia, neuromuscular blockers, surgery itself can all result in post-operative respiratory failure, with need for trach and respirator. The chemo may also affect the neuromuscular junction. Need a careful coordinated team approach with your neurologist constantly monitoring.
Answered on Nov 2, 2012
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