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Chemo Cap Knitting Pattern
What can this cea pattern mean on chemotherapy for colon cancer mets
65 before chemo, 80 after round 1, 55 after round 2?
It's improving!: All it really means is the CEA is going in the right direction ... falling after chemotherapy. You can not reliably speculate on what the number changes might say about the magnitude of improvement. There is too much individual variability and unpredictability for that. I would be pleased that these changes have occurred. Best wishes as you continue your treatment:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the penguin cold cap therapy work ...To keep hair from falling out due to chemotherapy for breast cancer?
Pain from chemo?myth: When patients say they are fearful of pain from chemotherapy, they are generally misinformed by others. Chemo is medicine taken by injection or as pills. Just like any other medicine, there is no pain, other than when needle goes into the vein which is momentary only. So do not worry about it. let your oncologist and his/her staff teach you all that is expected, pain is not an expectation. ...Read more
Immunotherapy trial: At some point chemotherapy fails in patients with met. colorectal Ca. The Ca stem cells in the tumor are resistant to all forms of chemo having DNA repair mechanisms for protection. Immunotherapy with Avastin, (bevacizumab) Erbitux and Neo-101 can help. The latter targets a post translational modification of MUC5ac that acts as an immunogen and is in FDA trails. A newer mAb Neo -201 is being produced. ...Read more
Wow: No way we can answer this. Infusion protocols vary depending on the chemo. Side effects also depend on the type of chemo and how sick the patient is to begin with. Your oncologist will be able to answer this better. Do remember, attitude is important. If you go to therapy convinced you will be sick, you WILL be sick. Hope you do very well. ...Read more
See specialist...: As previously stated, whether or not someone can still have children after receiving treatment for cancer depends on many factors. There are fertility doctors (ob/gyn) who now specialize in helping patients who are cancer survivors. I would advise you to seek one out, if possible. I wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer