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Can Chemo Therapy Causing Stroke Symptoms
Yes: This is one of the mechanisms of action of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
Gemzar (gemcitabine) 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.
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.
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.
Can you tell me if people go through chemo therapy and know their hair is going to fall off, why don't they just shave their hair off and make a wig out of it?
Interesting idea: Many people do shave their hair and purchase a wig. However, a custom made wig from one's own hair may be quite expensive and it may be difficult to locate someone who could make the wig.
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!
Childhood cancers: May childhood cancers, especially leukemias, and Hodgkin disease are usually curable.
Neuropathic effects: Are most common with vincristine. Patients can experience pain, numbness, tingling (aka paresthesias), difficulty with chewing/jaw pain, foot drop and discoordination. Gabapentin and physical therapy may help wth these. Also a neuropathic complication, constipation is a significant concern since hard stools predispose to serious bacterial infection. Liver toxicity can be an issue also.See 1 more doctor answer
Sure: I don't think it is any more or less likely than having not been on chemo.See 1 more doctor answer
How delivered: Chemo--iv, injection, by mouth radiation---xray treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Something else?: It depends, but one of the commonest causes of back pain after chemo is bone marrow stimulation if a medication like Neupogen or Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) has been used to prevent a drop in counts. Please check with your doctor if that is the cause and to make sure you do not need an xray, a bone scan or MRI to rule out something else as the cause of your back pain.
Depends...: Skinny does not mean malnourished. Albumin levels are a good lab to determine how noursished a person is. If it is greater than 4, you're in a good spot. Less than 2 is not a good spot. The side effects of chemotherapy are the ones that take a toll on someone, but usually you have doctor's support in treating symptoms. Doctor will make decision with patient on ability to tolerate.
You have 3...: ...choices, my friend: you can follow your doctor's advise and take the medicine, you can choose to do nothing, or you can consider a second opinion. It is your God given right to select one of the 3 but know that with each choice there are consequences. I believe that if a patient has doubts, a second opinion never hurts and I encourage my patients to do so if they feel they need it.
Yes: Won't diminish effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
A better question...: A better question is, "What is the benefit compared to the risks? " That's because everything in life has risks as well as benefits. Thus, it is how one lives life, and NOT how long one lives, that matters. There is benefit of chemo if chemo improves how one lives. One can say there is no benefit if chemo does not improve how one lives. That's wiser than counting how many days chemo might add.
I have heard and also seen on the internet that soursop is 10000 times more effective than chemo therapy, is this true?
Not true.: It is much more yummy, but not effective against cancer. Unfortunately it is not illegal to advertise things like that on the internet. It is unethical but that never stopped those who would take your money.
Can t chemotherapy or other therapies buy not sct cure mds. If not why? I hear some people cured completely? Is that possible without sct? What rate?
SCT: I am sorry, but stem cell transplantation is the only one at this time that may cure mds. Hypomethylating agents (this is not chemo) can be used for mds- and it actually can increase survival and decrease the needs for blood transfusion. Since your CBC is stable- you do not need to be treated and only need to be monitored. Blood support and growth hormones as needed basis. Follow up with your md.
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