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Can chemo therapy causing stroke symptoms?

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 more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


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Can chemotherapy cause a stroke?

Can chemotherapy cause a stroke?

Chemo: Stroke isn't common with chemo but can happen. Talk with the oncologist. ...Read more

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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

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Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos

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

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What does chemo therapy feel like when you are going through it?

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

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Has chemo therapy alone ever cured any cancer at all?

Has chemo therapy alone ever cured any cancer at all?

Childhood cancers: May childhood cancers, especially leukemias, and Hodgkin disease are usually curable. ...Read more

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How can the chemo therapy drug vincristine be harmful?

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. ...Read more

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What is chemo therapy used for besides treating cancer?

What is chemo therapy used for besides treating cancer?

Immune suppression: The same drugs are used to treat some autoimmune disorders, like SLE, Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and treatment of organ rejection after transplants. ...Read more

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Can you have back pain when recovering from chemo therapy?

Sure: I don't think it is any more or less likely than having not been on chemo. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have back pain when recovering from chemo therapy?

Is it normal to have back pain when recovering from chemo therapy?

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. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the odds of a skinny person surviving chemo therapy?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multi. Myealoma cancer am advised to take chemo therapy?

What to do if I have multi. Myealoma cancer am advised to take chemo therapy?

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. ...Read more

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What is benefit of chemo therapy when it pretty much never ever cures a cancer in adults?

What is benefit of chemo therapy when it pretty much never ever cures a cancer in adults?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I was wondering is chemo therapy and radiation just a money making placebo?

I was wondering is chemo therapy and radiation just a money making placebo?

No: There is a massive amount if evidence that these treatments work better than placebos. ...Read more

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How does chemo therapy work?

Chemotherapy: The aim of chemotherapy is to poison and damage and kill cancer cells. This can be d one by directly damaging the cells. Most recently a new approach to treatment prevents the malignant cells from taking in needed nutrients, so they are starved to death. ...Read more

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Help please! Is chemo therapy painful?

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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For what length of time can someone receive chemo therapy?

There is no limit: Most chemotherapy courses run for 4-6 months. But if the cancer keeps coming back longer courses, repeaded many times are not uncommonly required. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a new dog while going through chemo therapy?

Is it safe to get a new dog while going through chemo therapy?

Yes: But make sure you wash your hands a lot and keep doggie from biting or scratching when playing. Make sure it stays clean and healthy. Also, I would avoid petting or playing with it if your white blood counts are very low. Dogs are fantastic companions, they live to please and to make you happy. Guess you can tell I'm a dog person. Nothin' like a good dawg! ...Read more

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How come your hair grows back curly after chemo therapy?

Hair growth change: After chemotherapy the hair root is injured and growth stops. The alteration in growth pattern after recovery is thought to be responsible for the change in appearance of the growth of the hair. It can have color and texture change as well. The scientific details are still not totally clear. ...Read more

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Can a person who has forth stage cancer and taking oral chemo therapy get massage therapy?

Can a person who has forth stage cancer and taking oral chemo therapy get massage therapy?

Massage Therapy: Certain types of massage therapy works well for cancer pain. I would not recommend deep tissue massage, especially with the increased incidence of osteoporosis in cancer patients and the risk of pathologic fractures in advanced cancer patients.

Effluerage and craniosacral massage therapy are effective and safe modalities for cancer pain. ...Read more

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Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?

Could my motor skills or handwriting specifically have been affected by the results of chemo therapy?

Maybe: Some chemotherapies can cause neuropathy or nerve damage which can impair fine motor skills. Some of the most common chemotherapy which can do this woud be docetaxel, paclitaxel, revlamid, thalidomide, cisplatin, vincristine, vinblastine. There are others though so it is best to discuss with your oncologist especially if your still on chemotherapy because the dosage may need to be decreased. ...Read more