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The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat cancers of any type.
Like this: How your mom will handle chemo is impossible to foretell. Depends on the kind of chemo and how healthy she is. As to how to help, first do not anticipate bad reactions, she may do great. If she gets sick, just be available. Even little things will be appreciated. That said, don't smother her. Let her fight this on her terms and with dignity. I truly hope both of you do well. God bless. ...Read more
Chemotherapy: The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat cancers of any type. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chemotherapy?? NO!: Why would you think that to be the case??? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No effect: Chemo in the adjuvant setting after mastectomy when given after the wound heals has no effect on reconstructive techniques employed. One can do a tram flap or use tissue expanders and a latissimus flap with no problem. This even holds true when therapeutic doses of chemo are used if metastasis is detected at the time of surgery, should the latter be employed ...Read more
What need to ask: You need to know all treatment options available for you- chemo ; surgery; radiation etc. Specifically about chemo- you need to know the name of chemo that you will get, the frequency/schedule, the risk/possible side effects and how to anticipate the problems. The benefits of chemo. Things that you should do and should not do while on chemo-and when the WBC is low. Neutropenic precaution etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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