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Why is adriamycin (doxorubicin) chemotherapy pushed manually rather than administered through an iv? Are premeds given with a/c chemo? If so what are they?

Why is adriamycin (doxorubicin) chemotherapy pushed manually rather than administered through an iv? Are premeds given with a/c chemo? If so what are they?

It is IV: ...Just given as an IV push instead of an IV drip to reduce, amongst other things, the risk of leakage to surrounding tissues leading to a chemical burn. The choice depends on the particular institution and the chemo protocol. As to premeds, most people use zofran (ondansetron) or one of its cousins plus steroids. Many use emend as well right from the start. If this is about you, best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the long term side effects from the chemotherapy drugs adriamycin (doxorubicin) and cytoxin?

Can you tell me about the long term side effects from the chemotherapy drugs adriamycin (doxorubicin) and cytoxin?

TWO MAJOR ONES: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) and Cytoxan is a great combination regimen used in breast cancer. The major long term side effects for both of these drugs is secondary leukemias, risk is around 1%. For adriamycin (doxorubicin) there is a concern for cardiotoxicity, but risk rises with cumulative dose. Risk is less than 10%. Patients get an echocardiogram or muga scan prior to therapy to evaluate heart status. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Anyone had to use doxorubicin as a chemotherapy? Side effects?

Anyone had to use doxorubicin as a chemotherapy? Side effects?

Reduce toxicity with: Fortunately I have not had to use it personally but some of my patients have.Doxorubicin can cause nausea, vomiting, low white blood cell count & hair loss, but the most serious side effect is serious heart failure.There is evidence that taking vit c, e, b2, coq10, carnitine and melatonin can protect against cardiotoxicity while enhancing effectiveness! i strongly advise taking these. See comment:. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on doxorubicin ifosfomide/ifex chemotherapy and fertility?

Rarely affects it.: Chemotherapy when given over a prescribed period of time such as in the neoadjuvant setting or post surgery rarely effects fertility. In the presence of metastatic disease where long term therapy is given then there is a chance of infertility. This can be true when doxorubicin and Ifex (ifosfamide) are employed for advanced metastatic sarcoma. ...Read more

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After doxorubicin and ifosfamide chemotherapy how long until hair grows back?

Begins about 1 month: Hair growth should begin in about 1-2 months after completing chemotherapy. Hair grows relatively slowly, so return of long hair would be many months away. ...Read more

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I had cancer and I received treatment with chemotherapy, what are the possibilities of having kids. Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Doxorubicin, dacarbazine?

I had cancer and I received treatment with chemotherapy, what are the possibilities of having kids.  Bleomycin, Vinblastine, Doxorubicin, dacarbazine?

Your oncologist can: This is an issue which takes time to find answers to. So have a conversation with your Oncologist and get a semen check/sperm count done to give you some idea about what the present situation is like. ...Read more

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What are chemotherapy tablets?

What are chemotherapy tablets?

Pills for cancer: Chemotherapy means drugs used to treat cancer. Most chemotherapy is given by injection, but some important chemotherapy drugs are taken by mouth, either as a tablet or capsule. A chemotherapy tablet is an example of the latter. ...Read more

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How effective is chemotherapy?

How effective is chemotherapy?

It ranges from: Astoundingy beneficial (testis, lymphoma, leukemia. Myeloma, small cell lung) to pretty much worthless ... To any cancer after two lines of treatment, now progressing with weight loss and spending most of the time in bed or chair. ...Read more

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