Top
10
Doctor insights on: About High P H Therapy And Chemo

Share
1

1
What to do about nearing the end of chemotherapy and have a high MCV what treatment will i need?

What to do about nearing the end of chemotherapy and have a high MCV what treatment will i need?

Not unusual: It is not unusual for some chemotherapy drugs to lead to high MCV anemia. This should all improve over a few months off chemotherapy. No specific treatment is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
945 doctors shared insights

Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


2

2
My husband doing chemo after diagnosed with iiib colon cancer, tumor removed on #7 treatment , sugar level is really high now, what causes this?

He may be diabetic: Sone of the pre-medications we use in chemo can increase bloo dsugar. If levels are high he needs to be evalauted for diabetes and if needed treated as such. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Can you tell me if people go through chemo therapy and know their hair is going to fall off, why don't they just shave their hair off and make a wig out of it?

Can you tell me if people go through chemo therapy and know their hair is going to fall off, why don't they just shave their hair off and make a wig out of it?

Interesting idea: Many people do shave their hair and purchase a wig. However, a custom made wig from one's own hair may be quite expensive and it may be difficult to locate someone who could make the wig. ...Read more

4

4
How does chemo therapy work?

How does chemo therapy work?

Chemotherapy: The aim of chemotherapy is to poison and damage and kill cancer cells. This can be d one by directly damaging the cells. Most recently a new approach to treatment prevents the malignant cells from taking in needed nutrients, so they are starved to death. ...Read more

5

5
Help please! is chemo therapy painful?

Help please! is chemo therapy painful?

No, not at all!: This is one big misunderstanding. Chemotherapy is a medicine which can be taken by mouth or given as IV injection, just like other medicines. When administered carefully by an oncologist, it should not hurt. Occasionally it can cause phlebitis in the vein used for injection but that can be avoided by using IV catheters, a small plastic tube which then protects the vein and also can be reused. ...Read more

6

6
Is chemo therapy suggested at the age of 75?

Is chemo therapy suggested at the age of 75?

It's not the age: But the vitality and lack of co-morbidities that make a difference. Nevertheless, one must seriously consider the benefits of doing versus the liability of not doing, and hear the worst and the expected complications. If the benefit doesn't sound worth it or the complications too high, simly say no thank you. ...Read more

7

7
What is the common ingredient in chemo therapy?

Anti DNA: Karnofsky had noted early on that nitrogen mustard gas destroyed the immune system. He introduced the drug nitrogen mustard to treat leukemias etc. Later the fluorouracils were developed to interfere with DNA synthesis and this was followed by noting that platinum in catalytic converters blocked DNA synthesis in bacteria and fungus. Later this was shown to attack DNA on surface membrane of tumor ...Read more

8

8
For what length of time can someone receive chemo therapy?

There is no limit: Most chemotherapy courses run for 4-6 months. But if the cancer keeps coming back longer courses, repeaded many times are not uncommonly required. ...Read more

9

9
What does chemo therapy feel like when you are going through it?

LIke you are receivi: It feels like any othe rmedicines going through your vein. Chemo is not different than any other medcines that doctors use to treat a medical problem. So there is little difference. It does not hurt and there are no immediate effects that you can feel . There is some risk of nausea but oncologists use premedication with antinausea medcines before giving chemo. Other that, there is no difference! ...Read more