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Creatinine Levels With Chemotherapy
My brother is having chemotherapy and I am with him about 7\24. Meantime i can't sleep, study for finals and eat more, how can I reduce my stress level?
My heart: Goes out to you. There is a lot on your plate. There are support groups many times right in the facility where your brother is being treated, so you don't have to add one more thing to your schedule. A therapist specializing in grieving, a pastor you trust, other family members are valuable during this time. My best to you and your brother and family. Know you are doing the right thing now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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