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Can You Be On Dialysis And Get Chemo
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
My uncle was diagnosed with kidney disease that is requiring chemo.Whats the name of the disease &the causes he's also been getting dialysis.
My husband is on dialysis. He also has bladder cancer that may have metastasized to the lung. Is there any chance for him to have chemotherapy?
Multiple causes: You could have osteomalacia (vitamin d deficiency) that can cause bone pain. There is also risk of osteoporotic compression fracture of the spine. Commonest would be mechanical pain related to muscles and ligaments of the spine. Rare causes include spinal tumors. A good history, exam and some simple tests should establish diagnosis and guide treatment. Discuss with your nephrologist or pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Congratulations! not only is it ok to get B12 injections, now is a good time to take a variety of supplements to strengthen & support your immune system, as unfortunately immune function can be suppressed by chemotherapy. I advise a quality multivitamin & herbs like astragalus & medicinal mushrooms, esp. Coriolus versicolor.See http://www.Lef.Org/protocols/cancer/alternative_cancer_therapies_08.Htm. ...Read more
A few months: Hair can take a few months to fully return after chemo. Two to four months to look like a decent amount of hair, sometimes longer. It takes longer than if someone not taking chemo just shaved their head. Less hair means a cooler head in the summertime! hang in there and good luck. ...Read more
Naturally: The person who had full hair prior to the chemo will most likely get back all of their hair. ...Read more
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