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Supportive?: I do not understand your question. Do you mean supportive therapy as in Hospice care? When and if chemotherapy fails, a patient can opt to focus on comfort. This is a perfectly acceptable decision but should not be made in haste. If this is not what you were asking, please clarify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband went through chemotherapy one year ago. His memory, though never great, is so much worse now. I'm wondering if it could be a result of the chemo or could it be something else? He is 62 years old.
Can be due to chemo: There is an enlarging body of evidence that chemotherapy can cause cognitive decline in a number of patients. Sometimes the decline is reversible. It's been called "chemobrain" or "chemofog". The exact cause isn't known but chemo does cross the blood brain barrier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you can: Different chemos have the potential to cause death in many ways: low white cells leading to serious infections, low platelets causing bleeding, heart problems or kidney failure. It is not common to die of chemo side effects but as always, the benefit has to outweigh the risks everytime we use these drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: it depends on what kind of Cancer you have and what all has been done for you already. If the chemotherapy has been fully utilized, then it is good to switch over to Palliative care. Life support means different things to different folks. You should seek a palliative care specialist. ...Read more
Low Hg: You probably have hemolysis because your hemoglobin is dropping too fast unless you received chemotherapy 7-10 days ago and now your bone marrow is suppressed and the values are going to continue to drop; if this is the case your white blood count and platelets should be very low too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely. chemo is: compounds (selected poisons) toxic to growing cells. Like everything else, e.g. antibiotics (i.e. poisons to non-human cells), enough dose to achieve desired effect/response without too much response is crucial. ...Read more
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