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Can Chemo Therapy Causing Stroke Symptoms
Yes: Many types of chemotherapy can directly affect the brain and cause stroke-like symptoms. Some chemotherapy also increases the risk of blood clots, or the risk of bleeding, both of which may cause strokes. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately about these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes (but most don't): While cancer is a hypercoagulable state and can increase your risk for stroke, i know of one chemotherapy agent (there may be more, but it is quite uncommon) that can cause stroke. Asparaginase, used to treat certain leukemias, can cause strokes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gemzar carbo chemotherapy can cause leg edema for how long it will last after treatment is finished?
Rare: It is not common, but if does it should resolve in few days after chemo i believe. ...Read more
A 3-year-old girl was diagnosed a lack of neutrophils(no leukemia). Injected chemotherapy-relate medicine(side effects). Ask for exact cause&treatment?
You MUST ask. Yes.: If you are this child's parents / immediate caregivers, you have not just a right but a duty to demand a full explanation. If you are friends with the family, you'll need to get information from them. ...Read more
Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos
It could : Dear Cesar: yes, CBD could help with anxiety although THC could also help with mild depressive symptoms. There are no clear guidelines here and you will have to try different mixes. There is a brand called care by design (CBD) that makes sprays with different percentages of CBD/THC. I usually recommend my patients to try both CBD and THC and see what works for them. All the best, Ariel. ...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
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
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
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