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After Chemo Side Effects
Is it acceptable to discontinue chemo after only two doses (due to side effects) and continue only with radio therapy?
Discuss with doctor: You should discuss this with your oncologist and radiation oncologist. The goal(s) of treatment are important in making a decision such as this. ...Read more
A week after first bc chemo, no bad side effects, but tumor is oozing, and edges are itching like crazy, is itching normal? And why?
Chemo Is Working!: I recall from your prior questions that you have a locally advanced breast cancer with skin ulceration & that neoadjuvant chemo was advised--congratulations on starting your rx! in situations like yours, it is common to notice tumor changes even after the first few cycles. Be sure and talk w/your surgeon regarding local wound care--this oozing might get worse before it gets better. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any side effects of taking a warm bath immediately after a chemotherapy patient takes one? Any danger of absorbing the chemo?
No problem: If chemotherapy employed and there is no problem with BP, oral meds cant be affected in terms of absorption from GI tact by taking warm bath. If meds were given intravenously they are already in circulation and their distribution to the organs of the body are similarly unaffected. ...Read more
Will I suffer side effects if I take a bath with or immediately after someone who is currently on chemotherapy? Will I absorb chemo into my system?
Depression, insomnia , agitation, are they side effects of chemo when will body be back to normal after last cycle of chemo?
Which chemo drugs: To answer your question i would need to know which chemotherapy drugs were administered. Please resubmit the question with those medications listed and we will do our best to answer your question. Best wishes. ...Read more
Never say always: We do not like to say always to anything (except that it's always good to be healthy). Side effects depend on the specific chemo, general health, concurrent medications, and the capacity of the person to metabolize said chemo. Expect some side effects but be optimistic. Also, make sure the benefits of any treatment justify the side effects and potential loss of quality of life. Best to you. ...Read more
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