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Gastric pain in pit stomach flatulence stool is foamy&hapns often.Did chemotherapy&radiation 4 cervix cancer in january.Plz help?

Gastric pain in pit stomach flatulence stool is foamy&hapns often.Did chemotherapy&radiation 4 cervix cancer in january.Plz help?

Malabsorption.: Flatulence and foamy stool means you are not absorbing fats well. This could be due to radiation or chemotherapy effects on your bowels or pancreas. Tell your doctor, especially about your foamy stools. Avoiding fat (dairy, fried food, cheese, oils) may help these symptoms. There are medications that can help as well. This will probably get better over time as you heal from treatment! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Do doctors always turn to chemotherapy for cancer treatment?

Do doctors always turn to chemotherapy for cancer treatment?

Definitely Not!: Chemotherapy is among various different tools available to oncologist to treat cancers. Other tools include but not limited to are: surgery, radiation, biological treatments, targeted small molecules, close observation and palliative care/symptom management. Having said that chemotherapy has a significant role in many tumor types and is curative in some types and stages. ...Read more

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Could you take chemotherapy and radiation at the same time for cancer treatment?

Could you take chemotherapy and radiation at the same time for cancer treatment?

Yep: Some patients with throat, lung, rectal and other cancers get concurrent chemo and radiation. The benefit of the combo in certain specific settings is more than that of the treatments given separately but the toxicity can be worse too so it's not for everybody and not for all situations. ...Read more

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What are common proven alternatives to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

What are common proven alternatives to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Alternative to what?: Chemotherapy is the administration of a drug that circulates throughout the body and kills cancer cells. Our goal is to choose the most effective drug tailored to one's specific cancer subtype. If by "alternative" you mean alternative to proven, standard therapy...No. However, many of our "standard" drugs are well-tolerated w/o traditional side-effects like hair loss, nausea, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a less toxic alternative to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Is there a less toxic alternative to chemotherapy for breast cancer treatment?

Yes: In some cases hormonal treatment can be as effective as chemotherapy. However if there is benefit from chemotherapy then it would be in addition to hormonal therapy. You should ask what percent benefit chemotherapy would give your circumstance and then decide if it's worth it to you to not accept that benefit. ...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 is a less toxic more natural alternative to chemo therapy for breast cancer treatment ?

What is a less toxic more natural alternative to chemo therapy for breast cancer treatment ?

Consult Oncologist!: For estrogen or Progesterone positive receptor cancer of breast: hormone manipulation: estrogen receptor inhibitors-tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors-arimidex, aromasin, (exemestane) letrosole etc ! ...Read more

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Is cancer chemotherapy a type of nuclear medicine?

Is cancer chemotherapy a type of nuclear medicine?

Chemotherapy nuclear: Chemotherapy is a chemical, usually a toxic chemical that one would consider poison if used in a particular way. It is in no way nuclear or radioactive. That would be radiation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Definition)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of ...Read more


Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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