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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

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is the common ingredient in chemo therapy?

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

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Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

Yes: Many types of chemotherapy can directly affect the brain and cause stroke-like symptoms. Some chemotherapy also increases the risk of blood clots, or the risk of bleeding, both of which may cause strokes. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a new dog while going through chemo therapy?

Is it safe to get a new dog while going through chemo therapy?

Yes: But make sure you wash your hands a lot and keep doggie from biting or scratching when playing. Make sure it stays clean and healthy. Also, i would avoid petting or playing with it if your white blood counts are very low. Dogs are fantastic companions, they live to please and to make you happy. Guess you can tell i'm a dog person. Nothin' like a good dawg! ...Read more

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