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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat cancers of any type.

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What is chemotherapy made up of?

What is chemotherapy made up of?

Medicines: These are drugs and medications that are given by intravenous, intraarterial, or oral routes in most cases. The drugs are made by companies (pharmaceutical) who manufacture them from chemicals and molecules. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what exactly is chemotherapy like and how do I help my mom through it?

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

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Osteoporosis (Tip)

Osteoporosis

Treatments for cancer (chemotherapy, hormones, steroids) may induce osteoporosis. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: chemotherapy?

What is the definition or description of: chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy: The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat cancers of any type. ...Read more

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Describe experiences with pcv chemotherapy?

Describe experiences with pcv chemotherapy?

Nausea/vomiting: I am not sure what exactly is being asked here. Pcv chemotherapy is used in the treatment of aggressive brain tumors. This particular combination of chemotherapy is very nauseating and fatiguing. ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Sucking on popsicles will help nausea when you have chemotherapy. ...See more

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Tell me about chemotherapy after mastectomy and tissue expander?

Tell me about chemotherapy after mastectomy and tissue expander?

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

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Make sure your vitamin b levels and Folic Acid are normal to guard against chemotherapy induced neuropathy. ...See more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the chemotherapy?

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 more

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