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Bandanas For Chemo Patients
It depends on the ty: It depnds on the type of cancer and the type of chemotherapy which is typically dependent on the cancer type. Most of the patients have no immediate problem taking chemotherapy as long as they are up and around and not in any acurte distress and eating near normal. ...Read more
My patient was given eox chemo with 3rd cycle of tab capicite. Can he now be given adjuvant chemo ?
Direct: Plez forgive my being direct, but that is a very technical question to be taken up with an experienced oncologist. Hrs, md. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more
Oxyplatin n raltitrexed started first round . Cea was 65 and now 78 3 weeks after the chemo ?Mcrc patients. What this mean ?
CEA is a tumor marke: CEA is commonly used as a tumor marker(to monitor the Changes if a cancerous tumor. But it has certain limitations, the major one being that it does not help or guide us correctly unless it is measured serially on 3-4 different occasions, about one month apart. So before you can draw any conclusions, get at least 1 or 2 more CEA tests over the next 2 months( during 2 cycles of chemotherapy ).. ...Read more
It depends: The patient's general situation and other issues play a major role in what can be eaten. If a patient has lost a great deal of weight do to the cancer, treatment or surgery, a low volume, high calorie diet might be best. If the chemotherapy has caused taste changes, it may be difficult to find foods that are ok. Some surgeries may change what can be eaten. Talk to the oncologist and nutritionist. ...Read more
ALL... also known as: ... Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a rapidly progressive disease warrants aggressive therapy. Like all leukemias, it spreads throughout the blood and marrow and thus requires system-wide chemotherapy; not localized therapy like surgery or radiation. Chemotherapy can cure or prolong the life of many partients, but may not be feasible in patients who are very old or ill from other medical issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intolerance : Certain chemotherapeutic agents are not tolerated by certain individuals. ...Read more
Enjoyable things cancer patients between 40 to 50 can during chemo rounds to make it less boring for them?
Depends: Read a book play cards/board game.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is a effective pain medicine thats not addictive for a bc patient that sumttimes still have severe episodes sumtimes from the strong chemo taken?
At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?
Is it possible to have baby now with his sperm?This patient had diagnose leukemia on sept2012 and finished chemo on march2013
21yr aml patient in 4 yr CR . treated with chemo. what is the percentage chance that my aml wiil relapse?? when can in consider myself cured??
Would you biopsy three nodules that are 3 mm, 5 mm, and 6mm in a patient that has had 6 months of chemo post rectalresection with 0/30 and 1.2 CEA lev?
No, not all: It depends on which drugs are being used by the patient. Some chemotherapy drugs cause complete hair loss, others cause partial loss and some drugs do not cause any hair loss. Many of the more modern drugs have minimal if any hair loss properties. These are the so called targeted agents...Not quite like chemotherapy they have a differnt spectrum of side effeects than those from chemo drugs .. ...Read more
Liver and peritoneal mets for mcrc patient . What is approx survival
With chemo , oxyplatin and raltitrexed ?
We can not guess: We can not tell you what the approx. survival as we do not have all the information to make a comment on the approx. survival You should discuss with your treating Oncologist There are second and third line treatments as well which may change the course ...Read more
Do cancer patients lose their hair from the chemo or the actual cancer? Also is it just women that lose their hair or men too?
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
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