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Doctor insights on: Chemo And Dialysis Together

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

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


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What to do if i know radiation and chemotherapy are mainly for cancer but what is dialysis for?

Kidney failure: Dialysis replaces the function of the kidneys to filter byproducts out of your blood to create urine and avoid buildup of impurities in the blood. ...Read more

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How frequently would chemotherapy and radiotherapy be given together?

How frequently would chemotherapy and radiotherapy be given together?

Occasionally: When the benefits justify the increased toxicity of both given together. Some examples include stage 3 non small cell lung cancer, limited stage small cell lung cancer, locally advanced head and neck cancer, stage 3 rectal cancer, and glioblastoma (brain cancer). There are other situations when the treating doc may feel that the benefit outweights toxicity and do the combo. ...Read more

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Are chemo and radiation ever performed together for cancer?

Are chemo and radiation ever performed together for cancer?

Very common: Depending on the cancer site and the stage, these are very frequently complementary and synergistic treatment methods. In select patients they are also combined with surgery. ...Read more

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63 prostate cancer on lupron (leuprolide) and now cancer in lymphnode in chest would t cell shot help and can I do chemo and radiation together at same time?

63 prostate cancer on lupron (leuprolide) and now cancer in lymphnode in chest would t cell shot help and can I do chemo and radiation together at same time?

Need more info: Is the lymph node in the chest related to the prostate cancer? How is the psa? Anything else positive on the bone scan/ct scan ? Options one can get once the cancer progresses on lupron- including- Provenge vaccines; other androgen blocker, chemotherapy, zytiga, (abiraterone acetate) . Radiation will prob not needed for lymph gland in the chest and better not to do it at the same time as chemo. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Zofran, (ondansetron) dexamethasone, Kytril can be used for chemo induced vomiting/nausea. Can 2 of these be taken together for better effectiveness or not?

Zofran, (ondansetron) dexamethasone, Kytril can be used for chemo induced vomiting/nausea. Can 2 of these be taken together for better effectiveness or not?

Yes: Yea they can. Most heme/onc docs have their own combination. The zofran (ondansetron) and dexa are often combined as is kytril and dexa. There may be other add on therapy both before and after the treatments. Absolutely ask your physician about this. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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