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Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemotherapy treatment for severe sepsis?

Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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Can radiation treatment and chemotherapy cure esophageal cancer?

Can radiation treatment and chemotherapy cure esophageal cancer?

Sometimes: The two main types of esophageal cancer are adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Cure with chemotherapy and radiation alone is much more likely with squamous cell carcinoma. The exact cure rate is dependent on the stage of the cancer, but cure with just chemotherapy and radiation is rare. ...Read more

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Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Is chemothery treatment for severe sepsis?

Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy generally refers to anti-cancer treatment. Severe sepsis refers to infectious diseases that have spiraled out of control making the patient very sick, and at risk for dying from the infection. Maybe there was some confusion here talking to the doc? Chemotherapy or "chemo" for short can weaken a patient as a side-effect of treating a cancer, such that infections can arise. Hope ur OK. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mouth sores following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo?

B2: B2 - riboflavin will help heal mouth sores. Methionine is a Amino Acid helps heal collagen. Take at night glutamine 2gm daily will also heal the internal organs. ...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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What are typical side effects of liver cancer chemo therapy consisting of Gemcitabine + Oxaliplatin ( GEMOX) ?

What are typical side effects of liver cancer chemo therapy consisting of Gemcitabine + Oxaliplatin ( GEMOX) ?

Modest side effects: Gemcitabine is a well tolerated chemo drug. It can cause some decrease in blood counts, so monitor your CBC periodically(something your oncologist will discuss and do it for you). Oxaliplatin has some additional side Effects like nausea and neuropathy, yet these are manageable by any good oncologist. So I would advice you to proceed with chemo and wait to worry if you have any side effects. ...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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Starting temodar (temozolomide) prescription for treatment of anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. What are strange side effects?

Starting temodar (temozolomide) prescription for treatment of anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. What are strange side effects?

Not strange: Temodar, (temozolomide) like other chemotherapy agents, may cause nausea and vomiting, may cause a general sense of "malaise", and will have a risk of lowering your white blood cell counts and making you more susceptible to certain infections. It is generally well-tolerated however, more so than most other agents used for astrocytomas. There are no "strange" side-effects that i know of. Talk to your doctors. ...Read more

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Fec-t chemotherapy, ondansetron and depression interrelated?

Fec-t chemotherapy, ondansetron and depression interrelated?

Possible: Many patients can have depression with treatment. Some estimates are 25%. The additional problems are cognitive issues associated with chemotherapy, and the impact of memory impairment. Also steroid fluctuations during treatment will add to the problems. Lastly, in breast cancer ovarian function issues will have an impact. ...Read more

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What chemotherapy treatments exists for patients with esophageal cancer?

What chemotherapy treatments exists for patients with esophageal cancer?

Many: It depends on the type of esophageal cancer and the stage. Cisplatin plus 5-fu is a common regimen, and it is sometimes given with radiation. Other types of chemo being studied include taxol, gemciteabine, irinotecan, and xeloda (capecitabine). A good website for cancer information is www.Cancer.Gov, the national cancer institute website. Good luck! ...Read more

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What effects might myasthenia graves have on radiation and chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer ?

See prior answer: In brief, anesthesia, neuromuscular blockers, surgery itself can all result in post-operative respiratory failure, with need for trach and respirator. The chemo may also affect the neuromuscular junction. Need a careful coordinated team approach with your neurologist constantly monitoring. ...Read more

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Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Treatment for diarrhea and vomiting?

Hydrate: Could be a number of things and it is impossible to tell without more information. Because I do not have enough information, i would recommend you see your physician if this continues. In the brief description, it sounds like a some type of intestinal infection, say something like food poisoning. Make sure you stay hydrated. I know this can be hard with nausea, but it is paramount until appt. ...Read more

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Ciii ovarian cancer in 06, 1212, surgery and chemo paxitaxtel/carboplatin. In remission. Recurrence treated with tamoxifen, carboplatin alone, abraxan, then topotacan to no avail. Which chemo next?

Ciii  ovarian cancer in 06, 1212, surgery and chemo paxitaxtel/carboplatin.  In remission. Recurrence treated with tamoxifen, carboplatin alone, abraxan, then topotacan to no avail. Which chemo next?

Many options: Choosing chemo depends on many factors, so only your doctor can decide what might work for you. Drugs you haven't mentioned include altretamine, capecitabine, cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) vinorelbine, ifosfamide, etoposide, and irinotecan. There are also several hormonal agents. And a clinical trial might be an option. Check out www.Cancer.Gov for more info. And good luck. ...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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How effective is the FOLFIRI chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

How effective is the FOLFIRI chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

Some effect: Single drug chemotherapy has failed to produce significant improvement in colorectal Ca. Combination chemo as in FOLFIRI with irinotecan has added about 5 month prolongation in survival and with immunotherapy using Avastin (bevacizumab) or Erbitux an additional 2-3 months can be observed. Chemo-Immuno with a mAb targeting the immunogenic protein appears to be giving further enhancement. ...Read more

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Is chemo really an effective cancer treatment?

Is chemo really an effective cancer treatment?

It depends: Chemotherapy is very effective for treatment of some cancers. It can be curative in some cases and prolong life in others. However, chemotherapy, due to its nature, is toxic, and any treatment with chemotherapy should involve a discussion of risks and benefits (and possible outcomes) before starting. ...Read more

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How effective is the FOLFIRI-Bevacizumab chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

How effective is the FOLFIRI-Bevacizumab chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

Moderately useful: FOLFIRI-Bev is the standard, commonly used first line chemotherapy for metastatic Colon cancer. It can add about 12 to 18 months extra to your life such that an average patient can live for 2 to 3 years(some live upto 5-6 years... depending on sites of metastases and their response to chemotherapy. You need tell us more about your history such as dates of diagnosis and treatments/results so far?? ...Read more

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What would be the better treatment for classical seminoma: radiation therapy or chemotherapy?

What would be the better treatment for classical seminoma: radiation therapy or chemotherapy?

Depends on stage.: Stage 1 and nonbulky stage 2: radiation therapy appears preferable. Single agent Carboplatin is being looked at. Bulky stage 3 and stage 3: 4 cycles of chemotherapy with bleomycin, Etoposide and Cisplatin is standard. Stage 4: chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

What is radiation therapy treatment for colon cancer?

Energy beams: For certain types of colorectal cancer, energy beams are focused in the cancerous area. These beams are designed to kill cancer cells and decrease the chance of the tumor growing back. Depending on the situation, radiation can be used either before an operation or after an operation. ...Read more

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Is kytril worth the cost to reduce nausea while undergoing chemotherapy treatments?

Is kytril worth the cost to reduce nausea while undergoing chemotherapy treatments?

Potentially: Kytril is a drug which is extremely effective and part of standard anti-nausea regimens- zofran (ondansetron) is a generic drug of the same class and anzemet and Aloxi are the other drugs in this class. If cost is an issue than generic zofran (ondansetron) can be tried. ...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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What cancers don't use chemotherapy for treatment?

What cancers don't use chemotherapy for treatment?

Chronic My. leukemia: We have oral drugs call ED tyrosine kinase inhibitors (tki) for treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia(cml ). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the nausea after chemotherapy?

Prevention: Prevention is the best treatment. There are excellent meds that are given before chemotherapy to try to prevent nausea. If you experienced a lot of nausea make sure to talk to your medical oncologist for adjustments is these meds. If you have nausea use your anti nausea meds early (if your starting to feel just a little bit nauseated). ...Read more

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Can you have radiation treatment while receiving chemotherapy?

Can you have  radiation treatment while receiving chemotherapy?

Yes: Your radiation and medical oncologist should coordinate whether this should be done. Some cancers doing the treatment at the same time gives the best result while other cancer doing them in succession is best. ...Read more

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Does bep course of chemotherapy treatment effect fertilty in women.

Does bep course of chemotherapy treatment effect fertilty in women.

Yes: Any chemotherapy, bep (bleomycin, Etoposide and platinum) inclusive, can cause infertility by destroying the ovaries. Most ovaries will stop functioning either temporarily or permanently during chemotherapy. Some data has suggested that a shot of Lupron (leuprolide) during chemo can protect the ovaries but the data is not conclusive about lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy control the cancer? What is the goal of each treatment?

Can chemotherapy control the cancer? What is the goal of each treatment?

Ask your doctor!: That is a great question and a really important one to ask your doctor! the goals of chemo are different for each patient and each cancer type. Sometimes the goal is to completely cure the cancer; sometimes it is to prolong life but not cure the cancer. Sometimes the goal is to relieve symptoms. It might be a hard question to ask, but you should know your doctor's goals for you! ...Read more

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Help please! is chemotherapy is the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

AML: Is treated with chemotherapy in almost all cases. One subtype, acute promyelocytic leukemia can be managed without chemo. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is chemotherapy the only treatment of acute mylogenous leukemia?

Yes.: AML is a very difficult disease to treat. This disease is deadly if not treated. The only successful treatments are with chemotherapy. some people even need bone marrow transplants (which require very high doses of chemotherapy). Good luck. ...Read more

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If 1 or 2 new nodules have appeared while on irinotecan for mcrc, does this mean treatment failure ? What is the most effective chemotherapy ?

Yes: When irinotecani given for colon cancer it is in the adjuvant status to prevent recurrence or in the therapeutic setting to prevent progression of disease. The appearance of new nodules suggests failure of chemo. If FOLFOX has not been used it can be helpful. If progression is in liver then chemoembolization is of value. If chemo has failed, Erbitux or experimental mAb Neo 102 may help. ...Read more

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What if you've had chemotherapy and radiation treatment as well. What is the life ecpectancy then ? Please don't tell me to pay $49 dollars before you

Tell us more: Do you have a diagnosis of Cancer? which site of your body is affected by cancer? What is the stage of your Cancer?. Unless we know and can tell us about the stage of your cancer, we can not estimate your prognosis. You should be able to get these answers from your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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What sort of treatment is chemotherapy?

Serious treatment: Chemotherapy is the use of anti cancer medications for the treatment of malignancies and other non malignant conditions like rheumatoid arthritis , psoriasis. ...Read more

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How can I prevent nausea after chemotherapy?

How can I prevent nausea after chemotherapy?

Medication: There are many medications to prevent and treat "breakthrough nausea" following chemotheray. However, sometimes it is not possible to completely prevent it. If your current medications are not working well enough, you should discuss this with your Oncology nurse and your oncologist. ...Read more

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Is glivec considered a chemotherapy treatment for cml?

Is glivec considered a chemotherapy treatment for cml?

No: More of a targeted therapy. Unlike chemotherapy which does not have a target, Gleevec or imatinib does have a target. It blocks a tyrosine kinase which prevents certain protein development needed for cancer growth. So more of what is called a biologic therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What helps nausea the best among chemotherapy patients?

What helps nausea the best among chemotherapy patients?

Medication!: There are excellent medications to prevent chemo-related nausea and vomiting. Ondansetron (zofran) and aprepitant (emend) are two of the strongest. Ativan (lorazepam) and Dexamethasone are commonly added. Different things work for different people, and we can almost always find a combination that works for everyone. This is a good review article: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cancer/ca00030. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy is the only treatment for ca besides surgery?

Depends: There are many different types of cancers, and many different types of treatments. Surgery is frequently used to remove cancers. Chemotherapy is used to then treat to prevent cancers from growing back again. Radiation therapy is another treatment for some cancers. Most cancers are treated with a combination of either surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy. ...Read more

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It is good for someone of 81 yo already in chemotherapy treatment to continue?

It depends: In such situations it depends on how well the patient's tumor is responding to the chemo. The side effects are critical, and the patients level of function. If the tumor is shrinking, but the person is disabled by the treatment it may not be good to continue. If the treatment will cure the disease it might be worth it. If the person has other severe illness you may stop. Talk to the oncologist. ...Read more

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Hello Is chemotherapy treatment affects people around the patient? Thank you :)

Yes and NO: IF your question is does chemo directly affect others, then the answer is no---Not by contamination, etc Chemo certainly does affect those "close" to the patient receiving the treatment, psychologically it is difficult to watch someone having chemo with the side effects they may get. ...Read more

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Nausea (Definition)

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