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Chemo And Dialysis Together
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zofran, (ondansetron) dexamethasone, Kytril can be used for chemo induced vomiting/nausea. Can 2 of these be taken together for better effectiveness or not?
Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together or only one of them at a time during chemotherapy?
Not a common combo: This is not a common combination of agents. What is being treated? ...Read more