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

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What is chemotherapy?

Drugs for cancer

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Various drugs are using alone or in combination to treat cancer. Collectively, they are called chemotherapy and can be used as single agents or in combinations. Many times biologic agents such as antibodies are also grouped in this category because the are used to fight cancer as well
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what is chemotherapy?

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is a fairly broad term to describe medications given to treat cancer. This is not necessarily limited to Intravenous drugs
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Dr. John Geisler answered:

how chemotherapy works?

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Chemotherapy is a very broad term. Each agent works differently. Some replace parts of the DNA of fast growing cells, some attack the way DNA is repaired, some block very specific receptors needed for the cancer to grow.
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What is cancer chemotherapy?

Complicated

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Chemotherapy is a broad term used to describe a variety of several types of medications used to treat cancer. The medicines may each function quite differently, affect cancer cells and other body cells differently, and are tailored as much ad possible for each person & each type of cancer.
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How is being on chemotherapy?

Nothing different th

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Chemotherapy is use of drugs to treat Cancer. Many of these drugs are quite similar to receiving other drugs like IV antibiotics. Chemotherapy does have some side effects which can be in the form of Nausea or vomiting and sometimes hair loss. Blood counts tend to go down 1-2 weeks alter, so they need to be checked to make sure the white cell counts do not go down too low...this can cause infection
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How dangerous is chemotherapy?

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Chemotherapy can have many side effects. If you are receiving chemotherapy the benefit may outweight the risk. Talk to your oncologist about side effects of chemotherapy
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

How effective is chemotherapy?

It ranges from

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astoundingy beneficial (testis, lymphoma, leukemia. myeloma, small cell lung) to pretty much worthless ... to any cancer after two lines of treatment, now progressing with weight loss and spending most of the time in bed or chair.
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Does chemotherapy cause damage?

It can

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Some chemotherapy can damage the stem cells and lead to a secondary cancer. Usually the benefits outweigh the risks. The risk is low, about 1-2%. Can rarely cause other problems as well, such as numbness, rare lung problems, heart problems. This should be discussed with you and your oncologist. Hope this helps .
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Can chemotherapy cause bursitis?

Unlikely

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It's unlikely that bursitis is caused by chemotherapy. I would consider an alternative answer. Your physician can help clarify why you have bursitis, Is there a variety of other issues that need to be considered
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What is chemotherapy made up of?

Medicines

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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.
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