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Doctor insights on: Chemo Dialysis

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

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


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What to do if i know radiation and chemotherapy are mainly for cancer but what is dialysis for?

Kidney failure: Dialysis replaces the function of the kidneys to filter byproducts out of your blood to create urine and avoid buildup of impurities in the blood. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause(s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo.  Just fainted briefly.  Cause(s)?

Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more

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42 diagnosis her2 triple pos nod neg. neg vas, . T-- 2, 5cm , gr3, stage 2B . Bi lat mass & ooph. Tx chemo & herc. completed 6 AI 's. . Should I do 5 more yrs?

42 diagnosis her2 triple pos nod neg. neg vas, . T-- 2, 5cm , gr3, stage 2B . Bi lat mass & ooph. Tx chemo & herc. completed 6  AI 's. . Should I do 5 more yrs?

Speak with oncology : This is best answered by your oncologist. The latest data show benefit of hormonal therapy for 10 years. You can also go to another oncologist for a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Can you die from chemo?

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 more

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Could i go from chemo to life suport?

Could i go from chemo to life suport?

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

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How safe is synsepalum dulcificum while on chemo?

How safe is synsepalum dulcificum while on chemo?

Not likely a problem: It has been used by some to decrease the metallic taste from some chemo agents on a very limited basis. There is minimal data thus far. Unlikely to interfere with chemo. ...Read more

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What happens to the chemo residue in cremated or buried humans?

What happens to the chemo residue in cremated or buried humans?

Very small amounts: Chemotherapy is very rapidly metabolized in the body after being given. Some have half lifes measured in minutes and other in hours to days. That means most chemotherapy is completely metabolized to inactive products with in hrs to days after administration. Any residual amounts are so small that they would be destroyed by the heat in cremation and would slowly become inert under burial conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more