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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 (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. ...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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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