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What are the side effects to chemo ?

What are the side effects to chemo
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Varies alot: There are many different chemotherapy drugs available. They all have different side effects. Can you be more specific about the type of chemotherapy you would like to know about? ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could you always experience side effects when doing chemo?

What are your thoughts? Could you always experience side effects when doing chemo?

Never say always: We do not like to say always to anything (except that it's always good to be healthy). Side effects depend on the specific chemo, general health, concurrent medications, and the capacity of the person to metabolize said chemo. Expect some side effects but be optimistic. Also, make sure the benefits of any treatment justify the side effects and potential loss of quality of life. Best to you. ...Read more

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If u don't get the side effects from chemo does that mean its not working ? Thanks!

If u don't get the side effects from chemo does that mean its not working ?   Thanks!

It's ok: Side effects from chemo are common but not necessary. The better job you do at keeping your nutrition up and sleeping well the more likely you'll avoid side effects. ...Read more

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What are general side effects of chemo drug cyclophasphamide?

What are general side effects of chemo drug cyclophasphamide?

Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide): Please read this: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682080.Html if any concern, please see and discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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I start chemo next week and I looked up the 2 chemo drugs on the internet and all the side effects scare me.?

I start chemo next week and I looked up the 2 chemo drugs on the internet and all the side effects scare me.?

Discuss with your MD: Chemotherapy medications often have many "scary" side effects. Fortunately most side effects are temporary. However, you should discuss your specific concerns with your oncologist as he/she knows these medications best. Additionally, one should also "weigh" the risks vs. The benefits. ...Read more

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What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

Ara-C & daunorubicin: Combination of ara-c and Daunorubicin is used to treat acute leukemia. They may cause nasuea, vomiting, hair loss, weakness, supression to bone marrow, infection, diarrhea, headache, etc a detail discussion with your oncologist has to be done prior to administration of these drugs. See more here:http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html;. ...Read more

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Do chemotherapy side effects get better?

Mostly: There are many side effects to chemotherapy and most get better with time. The exact side effects vary with different drugs. Some side effects like hair loss and nausea get better but certain side effects such as nerve damage (with specific drugs) or sterility (with specific drugs and dosages) may be permanent. ...Read more

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What are the common chemotherapy side effects?

What are the common chemotherapy side effects?

DEPENDS: It all depends on the chemotherapy drug. Each has its own side effect profile and it does not mean that the person who receives it will experience the side effects associated with it. We all hear nausea, vomiting, tiredness and hair loss but again best thing is to talk to your treating oncologist and/or nurse. ...Read more

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Can everyone who take chemotherapy experience side effects?

Varies: Not all people who receive chemotherapy have all side effects; it varies depending on chemo and the individual. ...Read more