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Does patient have to be healthy to get chemo?

Does patient have to be healthy to get chemo?

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

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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My patient was given eox chemo with 3rd cycle of tab capicite. Can he now be given adjuvant chemo ?

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

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Oxyplatin n raltitrexed started first round . Cea was 65 and now 78 3 weeks after the chemo ?Mcrc patients. What this mean ?

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

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What good food can cancer patients eat while on chemo?

What good food can cancer patients eat while on chemo?

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

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Can leukaemia patients need chemo compulsory? If they are in first stage?

Can leukaemia patients need chemo compulsory? 
If they are in first stage?

Yes: Anyone who tells you that leukemia can be treated effectively without chemotherapy is simply lying. I'm sorry there are people like this in the world. If someone close to you is affected, or you yourself, I hope you get a good outcome. ...Read more

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What would be some reasons that a all leukemia patient could not use chemo?

What would be some reasons that a all leukemia patient could not use chemo?

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 more

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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?

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?

Md consult: Your doctor would decide medication for you- if you have chemo i would not worry about addiction issues. The latest pain patch i'n market is butrens and there are lots of combination pills with opioid and a blocker. ...Read more

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At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?

At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?

It is not just: A numbers game. One has to take the entire clinical picture with infectious, disease related, and overall condition to make a plan. To treat with low WBC and active infection would be extremely dangerous. ...Read more

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Is maxalon a good choice for cancer patients with chemo?

Helpful: Maxalon (aka reglan) increases the rate of emptying of the stomach. It can be useful in helping decrease nausea and/or vomiting due to chemotherapy. Other anti-nausea medications include compazine, (prochlorperazine) decadron, kytril, zofran as well as others. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have baby now with his sperm?This patient had diagnose leukemia on sept2012 and finished chemo on march2013

Is it possible to have baby now with his sperm?This patient had diagnose leukemia on sept2012 and finished chemo on march2013

Possibly.: Chemotherapy does reduce sperm counts so conception might take longer, and some chemo drugs have higher chance of causing infertility, but post-chemo fatherhood is not impossible. ...Read more

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Patient after whipple with histo report .All lymph nodes neg. But angiolymphatic invasion present and ptnm stage-pt2n0. Is chemo.Neded.Wt abt lfespn?

Yes: Based in the clinical trial published in jama the journal of the american medical association in 2007. Gemcitabine given for 6 months prolongs the time to recurrence. Here is a link to the abstract to the article. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17227978/ hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can all cancer patients lose their hair during chemo?

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

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Liver and peritoneal mets for mcrc patient . What is approx survival With chemo , oxyplatin and raltitrexed ?

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

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Are there any side effects of taking a warm bath immediately after a chemotherapy patient takes one? Any danger of absorbing the chemo?

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