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Chemo Brain Related Taxol
Depends.: Modafinil is used for difficulty staying awake due to Narcolepsy, shift work disorders, idiopathic hypersomnia and had been used for ADHD/ADD even if it not one of the indications. Chemo brain is characterized by neurological symptoms:confusion, disorganization, verbal and visual memory problems, difficulty learning new skills, difficulty with word finding and do not respond to Modafinil . ...Read more
"Chemo brain": "chemo brain" is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe the thinking and memory problems that can happen during/after cancer treatment. Other causes than chemotherapy may result in cognitive dysfunction in cancer patients, though. Although the confusion, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and memory problems can definitely affect learning, it's not a formal learning disorder. ...Read more
Husband stage 4 lung adeno. Rcvd rad. To brain and foot for mets 6 rnds of avastin /chemo. Brain mets gone other tumors showed mild response what now?
Continue therapy: Response is positive thus far. Will have to wait and watch. ...Read more
Comp 16 weeks of taxol/herceptin .. diangosis with mult pe's recently and about to begin a/c chemo. Will this be possible with existing pe's in both lungs?
Yes: You have obviously survived the bilateral pulmonary emboli. You didn't mention being on Coumadin or any blood thinner but you should be if you are not(speak to your doctor). Hopefully, most of the clot on your lungs has dissolved. If you can't be on blood thinners for some reason, you could have a filter placed in your vena cava. Having cancer is a risk factor for having blood clots and pes. ...Read more
I have stage 4 tnbc before i was to start AC chemo my platelets were too low 85. Started Taxol for a week now my liver enzymes are too high 590 ?
Further eval: If platelets were low before starting, il'd worry that you have spread to the bone marrow. In that case, you would get treatment anyway, no matter what the counts, in hopes of clearing the marrow. If your liver enzymes are high, there may be liver metastases. I don't know your'e whole story, but i would strongly consider treating with something like Carboplatin and abraxane. Also check her2 again. ...Read more
AFTER taxol/A/C for breast cancer stage2,path result-Lympho vascular invasion-shouldn't chemo resolved this? What now?
Ask your oncologist!: You need to givel us more information...Did the tumor shrink on chemotherapy? How much. shrinkage? If the tumor did not shrink much, that is a bad sign. But if it reduced in size substantially then you are on the right track. But your oncologist can address your questions and guide you better. ...Read more
Had an ultrasound that showed the liver to be slightly heterogeneous. Can that be due to past chemo therapy with Adriamycin, Cytoxan and Taxol?
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