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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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What can this cea pattern mean on chemotherapy for colon cancer mets 65 before chemo, 80 after round 1, 55 after round 2?

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 more

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Does the penguin cold cap therapy work ...To keep hair from falling out due to chemotherapy for breast cancer?

Does the penguin cold cap therapy work ...To keep hair from falling out due to chemotherapy for breast cancer?

Sometimes: It is very uncomfortable and cumbersome but works in some patients. The hair loss during chemotherpay is completely reversible and usually 100 days after end of all chemotherapy your hair will grow back. ...Read more

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How can you stay in shape during chemo?

How can you stay in shape during chemo?

Stay active: Your need to remain active and exercise daily if possible. Walking is the best exercise if you can do that. But any physical exercise and movement will help to keep you strong and also give you a sense of well being. ...Read more

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What kind of food should I eat during chemo?

What kind of food should I eat during chemo?

It varies: It depends on the type of cancer and treatment. Some treatments can cause swallowing issues or change in the taste of foods. Thoses issues would have an impact. Some cancers might cause weight loss and the diet might need to address that. Check with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Help please? What is chemo and what does it do?

Medicine for cancer: Chemo stands for Chemotherapy which means medicines(drugs) used for treatment of cancer. ...Read more

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How do you handle the pain and discomfort of chemo?

How do you handle the pain and discomfort of chemo?

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

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Mcrc pt - chemo fails . What can be done if anything ?

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

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Please tell me what to expect during first chemo round?

Please tell me what to expect during first chemo round?

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

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What are the odds of me having kids after 4 loads of chemo?

What are the odds of me having kids after 4 loads of chemo?

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 more

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