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What sort of treatment is chemotherapy?

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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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


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Can I be around pets during chemotherapy treatment?

Can I be around pets during chemotherapy treatment?

Yes.: We do not require people to remove pets from their home but with your defenses being down, you should not be the one cleaning up after your pet. It is hard to avoid contact but you should. If contact occurs, keep a bottle of germicidal soap or wash with soap and water. ...Read more

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Will my husbands chemotherapy effects get worse through his treatment?

Will my husbands chemotherapy effects get worse through his treatment?

It varies: Some patients breeze through chemotherapy while others have a difficult time. Depending upon the agents used, some side effects are cumulative such as peripheral neuropathy. It also depends upon the underlying condition of the patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when could one start seeing chemotherapy treatment work?

Can you tell me when could one start seeing chemotherapy treatment work?

In 1 or 2 months: It depends on the type of cancer. Most blood cancers respond fast and show benefit in 3-4 weeks. Some of the solid organ cancers require 6-8 weeks of treatment before the treatment benefit can be ascertained. ...Read more

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I find that the day after my chemotherapy treatment that I am very cold. Is this normal?

No it is not normal: It is hard to pin point why you would feel cold after chemotherapy. I can not think of a good reason. But i would advise you not to worry about it as it does not mean anything that would be significant. Just dress up warm as it is likely to settle down with time. ...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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Is chemotherapy is the only treatment for ca besides surgery?

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 :)

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Is chemotherapy treatment affects people around the patient?
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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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What are some potential complications to lymphoma under chemotherapy treatment?

What are some potential complications to lymphoma under chemotherapy treatment?

Many possible: Some are more likely than others and they depend in part on the specific treatment and physical condition but, among others: low white cells causing infection, anemia, low platelets causing bleeding, heart, liver, or kidney problems, and others. Enough to write a book. Talk to your doc about what may specifically apply to you. Best to you. ...Read more

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When do you worry most about my blood counts following a chemotherapy treatment?

When do you worry most about my blood counts following a chemotherapy treatment?

Variable: Of course, we look at them around the time you get chemotherapy to make sure it is safe to treat you but with most chemotherapies - blood counts drop the most around 7 to 12 days after treatment. Since there are many different types of therapy, our health care team will tell you when it is the most vulnerable time and many times we shedule lab tests around this. ...Read more

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What to do about nearing the end of chemotherapy and have a high MCV what treatment will i need?

Not unusual: It is not unusual for some chemotherapy drugs to lead to high MCV anemia. This should all improve over a few months off chemotherapy. No specific treatment is needed. ...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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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