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Doctor insights on: Chemo Head Scarves

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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


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Chemotherapy hair loss, is it better to just shave your head?

Chemotherapy hair loss, is it better to just shave your head?

Maybe: Depends on you. The hair falling out is often troublesome, messy, and somewhat prolonged (days to weeks). Some people prefer just to shave it off and adopt a new look for men or make wearing wigs or scarves easier for women- often with strikingly beautiful results- really! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with stage 1 pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas, i don't want surgery or chemotherapy how long will i live?

Diagnosed with stage 1 pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas, i don't want surgery or chemotherapy how long will i live?

You can be cured!: Stage i pancreas cancer can be cured! but, surgery is a must! if you don't have surgery, it will become life-threatening within months to a few years. Please go to a cancer center where a pancreas surgeon performs many procedures per year. ...Read more

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Do people typically loose their head hair when treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or both. How long is hair loss for?

Do people typically loose their head hair when treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or both. How long is hair loss for?

Chemotherapy: Yes. However, you have previously stated that your tumor was not cancerous. Why would you need this kind of treatment. Chemo and XRT target cells with high replication and turnover such as malignant cells as well as hair. Once treatment is discontinued and body has recovered, there is regrowth of the hair but may be reduced in density and quality. ...Read more

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Primary adenocarcinoma bladder (removed), metastasized lymph nodes, bone = spine, rib, pelvis, skull. Chemo stopped on list for nivo-ipi. How long die?

Primary adenocarcinoma bladder (removed), metastasized lymph nodes, bone = spine, rib, pelvis, skull. Chemo stopped on list for nivo-ipi. How long die?

Not up to drs: Best doctors can do is guess based on experience, however everyone is different. It's not up to us to tell anymore. My prayers go out to you. ...Read more

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Mother had cancer cells in skull and spinal cord. After chemotherapy her pain is alleviate d and her blood count is normal.Is it a good sign?

Mother had cancer cells in skull and spinal cord. After chemotherapy her pain is alleviate d and her blood count is normal.Is it a good sign?

Likely: The chemo has very likely induced a remission, and that is certainly positive. One might hope that this is on the road to full control, and maybe permanent remission. ...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?

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