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Can metastic colon cancer cause fever ,nausea and vomiting ?

Can metastic colon cancer cause fever ,nausea and vomiting ?

Colon cancer: Yes it can happen but I hope that does not happen. The fever is likely to be unrelated. Please let me know how things turn out. ...Read more

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Can Taxol (paclitaxel) cause diarrhea?

Can Taxol (paclitaxel) cause diarrhea?

Yes, it can: Diarrhea is one of the common side effects of paclitaxel. While common, it’s recommended that you contact your healthcare team if you have more than 4 - 6 episodes in a 24 hour period (unless your healthcare team gave you different instructions). ...Read more

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Difflam for radiation induced mucositis?

Difflam for radiation induced mucositis?

Actually not: Diflucan is to prevent a super infection with candida but oral mucositis is treated with mixtures of topical anesthetic, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and steroid, which might predispose to candida. ...Read more

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Can mcrc cause nausea , vomitting ?

Can mcrc cause nausea , vomitting ?

Nausea and vomiting: I am sorry, but I do not understand your abbreviation. Can you please be more specific with your question. ...Read more

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How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

Medication: Begin with basic nausea medicines such as Compazine or phenergan, (promethazine) if not improved then more expensive medications such as Zofran or others. It also helps if patients avoid smells or foods that seem to trigger the symptom. Sometimes even perfumes and non food smells may be an issue and you can avoid them if suspected. Foods like crackers, 7-up, ginger ale or ginger root can help. ...Read more

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What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Multiple: Esophageal and gastric(stomach) irritation and slough of sensitive surfaces . The drugs are effective but can be harsh to other systems. ...Read more

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Other than cyclic vomiting syndrome, what can cause vomiting episodes?

Other than cyclic vomiting syndrome, what can cause vomiting episodes?

Numerous: There are many, many causes of vomiting. Just about anything that irritates or upsets the stomach or gastrointestinal tract can lead to vomiting. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia be induced by chemotherapy?

Can thrombocytopenia be induced by chemotherapy?

Yep: All blood cell lines (including platelets) can be affected by chemotherapy, some chemos more than others. Your doctor will check your CBC regularly for this. If you notice undue bleeding, though, make sure to let him/her know. ...Read more

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What can cause vomiting episodes besides cyclic vomiting syndrome?

What can cause vomiting episodes besides cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Multiple : There may be a number of conditions which are associated with cyclic or persistent vomiting. Cyclic vomiting syndrome assumes that metabolic, anatomic, biochemical, genetic, structural and nervous system causes have been ruled out, for example. I hope that this helps. Your doctor may order a series of tests to eliminate these entities as possible causes. ...Read more

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Taking metoclopramide tid for nausea/vomiting occurring after pelvic radiation therapy, vomiting diminished but nausea still occurs. Any better meds?

Taking metoclopramide tid for nausea/vomiting occurring after pelvic radiation therapy, vomiting diminished but nausea still occurs. Any better meds?

Sure, but...: Is your nausea/vomiting due to sluggish emptying of the stomach, local inflammation, or a functional process? Assuming evaluation to date has ruled out obvious organic disease, then anti-emetics that are centrally-acting (zofran) or prokinetics drugs are worth discussing with your doctor. Metoclopramide, while a useful agent, is frought with possible side effects. ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?

It's a toxin: The brain has an area that triggers nausea and vomiting if something toxic gets in the body. This is what prevented early humans from dying after eating poisonous berries! chemotherapy triggers the same area of the brain, and the body tries to protect itself by vomiting. New anti-nausea drugs are so effective because they target the "vomit center" in the brain. ...Read more

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Relief from mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo ?

Relief from mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo ?

MAGIC MOUTHWASH: Mouth sores can be a sign that your white blood cells have dropped. Get labs drawn. For relief of symptoms while discomfort resolves several combinations exist. My favorite: nystatin/maalox/carafate - very soothing. Other include: benadryl/nystatin/maalox - can burn and viscous lidocaine/nystatin/maalox - will numb your entire mouth/tounge. ...Read more

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Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Yes: During the early phase of severe acute pancreatitis, factors are released into the bloodstream that depress the function of many organs in the body, including the lungs. In extreme cases, ARDS may develop. ...Read more

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What is more effective in PREVENTMENT/treatment of nausea and vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis? Metoclopramide or Zofran (ondansetron)?

What is more effective in PREVENTMENT/treatment of nausea and vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis? Metoclopramide or Zofran (ondansetron)?

Nausea~: hello~ Zofran is reserved for severe nausea that accompanies chemotherapy, so I would use something safer and first line like Compazine (prochlorperazine), (prochlorperazine) which would work better than metaclopamide, but metaclopamide can be used in mild cases.You will need to ask your doc for a script for Compazine (prochlorperazine). thanks ...Read more

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Can being lactose intolerant cause seizures, vomiting, & diarrhea?

Can being lactose intolerant cause seizures, vomiting, & diarrhea?

No: Lactose intolerance generally causes some gassiness, some bloating in the tummy, and some loose stools. Sometimes there is also constipation. If there are recurrent or serious seizures, a person likely has something worse than just being lactose intolerant. Lactose is not necessary, meaning a person can find plenty of foods or drinks that do not contain lactose. ...Read more

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What to expect with chemotherapy? Pain, nausea, vomiting?

What to expect with chemotherapy?  Pain, nausea, vomiting?

Expectations : Nausea should be expected. Vomiting can occur. Though, you should have access to plenty of medications for nausea. Many people have flushing or an odd taste while getting chemo. Pain would be very unusual. There are some chemo meds that can have an allergic effect, so rash and flu-like symptoms can occur. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy cause nausea?

Can radiation therapy cause nausea?

Yes: Since radiation affects both normal and cancerous cells, if your GI tract or brain are in the path of the radiation beam, there is a good chance that nausea will develop. We have excellent drugs to prevent chemotherapy or radiation therapy induced nausea, however. ...Read more

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Can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (chemo) cause neuropathy?

Can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (chemo) cause neuropathy?

Yes: Doxorubicin (adriamycin (doxorubicin)) can indeed cause nerve damage, but not always the typical 'peripheral neuropathy' seen with other chemotherapy drugs. It affects the myelin sheath of nerve and ganglia and can cause 'ganglionopathy'. Symptoms include numbness/tingling in both the arms/hands and legs/feet (not just the feet). Other drugs given alongside adriamycin (doxorubicin) can add to the risk. ...Read more

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Can forceful induced vomiting cause an aneurysm?

Can forceful induced vomiting cause an aneurysm?

Not directly: but it can cause increased blood pressure or intra cranial pressure, which might pre-dispose you to a rupture of an aneurysm if you already have one. It can also cause bleeding and perforations of the esophagus, so forceful emesis is never a good idea. ...Read more

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Is the sancuso transdermal patch for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting really any better than pill medications or is it about equal in effect?

Is the sancuso transdermal patch for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting really any better than pill medications or is it about equal in effect?

"non-inferior": Sancuso = granisetron in a transdermal patch. A study compared the granisetron patch with granisetron pills. Statistically speaking, there was "non-inferiority;" in other words, one was as effective as the other. The advantage is in the convenience of the patch compared with taking a pill several times a day. (study was by Boccia RV et al, published in Support Care Cancer. 2011;19(10):1609.) ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a natural and effective remedy for chemotherapy induced thrush?

Anyone know what is a natural and effective remedy for chemotherapy induced thrush?

Topicals: Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the oral membranes, and usually occurs in people whose immune status are reduced. This can occur in people on antibiotics, in diabetics or immunosuppressed due to other illnesses or cancer. Certain other medications can increase the risk as well. Treatments range from 7 - 10 days with topical antifungal agents or diflucan (fluconazole). See your heme-oncologist. ...Read more

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The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

The symptoms of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy are expected to be?

Peripheral neuropath: Most commonly presented as numbness/decreased sensation and tingling on your fingers and toes (stocking-glove pattern) . When it is worse it can then be presented as pain / discomfort on your hands and feet. ( painful neuropathy). Sometimes, particular chemotherapy like oxaliplatin also can give you cold induced pain. Chemo induced neuropathy - usually is accumulative. ...Read more

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How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

Medication: Begin with basic nausea medicines such as Compazine or phenergan, (promethazine) if not improved then more expensive medications such as Zofran or others. It also helps if patients avoid smells or foods that seem to trigger the symptom. Sometimes even perfumes and non food smells may be an issue and you can avoid them if suspected. Foods like crackers, 7-up, ginger ale or ginger root can help. ...Read more

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How much vomiting can you expect during chemotherapy?

How much vomiting can you expect during chemotherapy?

Depends: Some chemotherapy drugs cause more nausea than others. There are many good drugs today that can decrease the amount of nausea and work for days at a time. Besides the medicines to decrease nausea, other things that help are small frequent high protein meals instead of large meals. ...Read more

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Why do I vomit blood after chemotherapy?

Why do I vomit blood after chemotherapy?

YOU SHOULD NOT!: You need to talk to your oncologist right away and work this out. Vomiting blood can be quite serious and the medical team needs to know about this immediately. ...Read more

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What causes the nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Multiple: Esophageal and gastric(stomach) irritation and slough of sensitive surfaces . The drugs are effective but can be harsh to other systems. ...Read more

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How often do are you supposed to vomit during chemotherapy?

How often do are you supposed to vomit during chemotherapy?

How about never?: You are not 'supposed' to vomit. Not all chemo drugs will cause vomiting and there are many agents used nowadays to prevent that side effect. Sadly, some people will still have nausea and even vomit but you should not assume that is the rule. Word of advise: if you are 'sure' you will vomit with chemo, there is very little your doc can do to prevent it. Very powerful the mind is.... ...Read more

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Its 3 months after chemotherapy, but still I am facing vomitings once in a week. Also there is swere pain on my lower right stomatch after vomiting?

Its 3 months after chemotherapy, but still  I am facing vomitings once in a week.
Also there is swere pain on my lower right  stomatch after vomiting?

Ask oncologist: Your cancer doctor should be able to evaluate the cause for this. It is doubtful that it due to chemotx this far removed from treatment. Sounds like something else may be going on. Your oncologist will probably be able to figure this out quickly, . ...Read more

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Why does chemotherapy cause nausea and vomiting?

It's a toxin: The brain has an area that triggers nausea and vomiting if something toxic gets in the body. This is what prevented early humans from dying after eating poisonous berries! chemotherapy triggers the same area of the brain, and the body tries to protect itself by vomiting. New anti-nausea drugs are so effective because they target the "vomit center" in the brain. ...Read more

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What to expect with chemotherapy? Pain, nausea, vomiting?

Expectations : Nausea should be expected. Vomiting can occur. Though, you should have access to plenty of medications for nausea. Many people have flushing or an odd taste while getting chemo. Pain would be very unusual. There are some chemo meds that can have an allergic effect, so rash and flu-like symptoms can occur. ...Read more

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Why should I treat my nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Why should I treat my nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy?

Helpful to healing: Too much nausea and vomiting may allow one to be dehydrated and undernourished and to feel just plain miserable. The last thing your body needs while fighting cancer. To treat nausea is to also allow one to be more comfortable during such a crucial time. There are several different regimens available, and your treating doctor will go over these with you. ...Read more

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Are there foods should be avoided during chemotherapy? Because there are Abdominal distension and vomiting

Are there foods should be avoided during chemotherapy? Because there are Abdominal distension and vomiting

Ask oncologist: You should ask your oncologist, and/or the oncology nurses. They will have a better sense of what type of diet you should be on based on patient feedback they have received over the years. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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After whipple operation and radiotherapy,Jo is now treated by chemotherapy but he suffering from abdominal distension and vomiting What's the solution?

After whipple operation and radiotherapy,Jo is now treated by chemotherapy but he suffering from abdominal distension and vomiting
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Whipple: You need to see a doctor ASAP. Nausea/vomiting/distention could be from the chemo, but could also be a bowel obstruction or stricturing of one of the new bowel connections from the Whipple operation. This would require in-hospital treatment. ...Read more

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My dad has stage 4 lung cancer with bone metastasis. Second line chemotherapy completed fully before 2 months. Now he has frequent cough and vomiting?

My dad has stage 4 lung cancer with bone metastasis. Second line chemotherapy completed fully before 2 months. Now he has frequent cough and vomiting?

Go to see onc: He needs to go to see his oncologist to see if his current symptom of progressive cough is related to progression of cancer- or it this is associated to something else. What type of lung cancer that your father has? If this is an adenocarcinoma of the lung maintenance therapy is something that should be considered following chemotherapy regimen.A ct scan is something he probably should get done. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause/induce a lupus episode?

Can help more often: Chemotherapy can help treat lupus but certain drugs may provoke lupus. Most of the drug induced lupus cases are not wild lupus as these are actually a different type of lupus we call "drug induced lupus".Although unusual certain chemotherapeutic agents have a potential to cause drug induced lupus ...Read more

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Please tell me, could chemotherapy cause/induce a lupus flare-up?

Please tell me, could chemotherapy cause/induce a lupus flare-up?

Lupus: Is an autoimmune disease that can cause immune suppression, plus treatments can further suppress it. Qhemo could further cause suppression, so yes a flare could occur. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my dad is starting chemotherapy next week on tuesday he threw up today and is chemo dangerous, what do you suggest?

Check with Onc MD...: Your dad's oncologist should be notified about his symptoms. There are many good anti-nausea medications available. Any drug including chemo can have dangerous side effects so it's a matter of weighing the risks and benefits with the help of his doctor(s). If the potential risks are disturbing, but small in frequency, and the benefit potential is large, it probably makes sense to take it. ...Read more

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Vomiting (Definition)

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