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Slow: Diet and exercise appear to have benefit in various cancers. Most data is in breast cancer. However, while on chemo, start slowly. I would suggest walking as tolerated. Focus on getting through chemo, then consider a personal trainer or post-cancer group to help you gradually acclimate to exercise and work on diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Chemotherapy has many potential risks. The potential adverse events and dose limiting toxicities should be discussed the your cancer physician and team. The important concept is understanding the "risk/benefit ratio". That is, what potential benefit is worth the risks? Also, what alternatives are available? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs for cancer: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topical chemotherapy: Chemotherapy refers to the treatment of conditions with drugs, and often is applied to the use of anti-cancer agents (but may also be applied to others). Topical means that it is applied directly to the lesion in question and is not taken systemically (by mouth or injection) and meant to get the lesion through the blood stream. Hope this is clear. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anemia/nausea/vomit: Most chemotherapeutic agents target rapidly dividing cells, thus bone marrow can be affected causing anemia which can cause weakness, lethargy & fatigue. Can affect lining of GI tract and cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & blood in stool. Can cause skin eruptions & blood in urine/hemorrhagic cystitis. Secondary effects can be clinical depression. Ask your oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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