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About High P H Therapy And Chemo
My husband doing chemo after diagnosed with iiib colon cancer, tumor removed on #7 treatment , sugar level is really high now, what causes this?
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
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
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
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
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