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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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My patient was given eox chemo with 3rd cycle of tab capicite. Can he now be given adjuvant chemo ?

My  patient  was given eox  chemo with 3rd cycle of tab capicite. Can  he now be given adjuvant chemo ?

Direct: Plez forgive my being direct, but that is a very technical question to be taken up with an experienced oncologist. Hrs, md. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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Oxyplatin n raltitrexed started first round . Cea was 65 and now 78 3 weeks after the chemo ?Mcrc patients. What this mean ?

Oxyplatin n raltitrexed started first round . Cea was 65 and now 78 3 weeks after the chemo ?Mcrc patients. What this mean ?

CEA is a tumor marke: CEA is commonly used as a tumor marker(to monitor the Changes if a cancerous tumor. But it has certain limitations, the major one being that it does not help or guide us correctly unless it is measured serially on 3-4 different occasions, about one month apart. So before you can draw any conclusions, get at least 1 or 2 more CEA tests over the next 2 months( during 2 cycles of chemotherapy ).. ...Read more

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Does patient have to be healthy to get chemo?

Does patient have to be healthy to get chemo?

It depends on the ty: It depnds on the type of cancer and the type of chemotherapy which is typically dependent on the cancer type. Most of the patients have no immediate problem taking chemotherapy as long as they are up and around and not in any acurte distress and eating near normal. ...Read more

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What good food can cancer patients eat while on chemo?

What good food can cancer patients eat while on chemo?

It depends: The patient's general situation and other issues play a major role in what can be eaten. If a patient has lost a great deal of weight do to the cancer, treatment or surgery, a low volume, high calorie diet might be best. If the chemotherapy has caused taste changes, it may be difficult to find foods that are ok. Some surgeries may change what can be eaten. Talk to the oncologist and nutritionist. ...Read more

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Can leukaemia patients need chemo compulsory? If they are in first stage?

Yes: Anyone who tells you that leukemia can be treated effectively without chemotherapy is simply lying. I'm sorry there are people like this in the world. If someone close to you is affected, or you yourself, I hope you get a good outcome. ...Read more

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What would be some reasons that a all leukemia patient could not use chemo?

What would be some reasons that a all leukemia patient could not use chemo?

ALL... also known as: ... Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a rapidly progressive disease warrants aggressive therapy. Like all leukemias, it spreads throughout the blood and marrow and thus requires system-wide chemotherapy; not localized therapy like surgery or radiation. Chemotherapy can cure or prolong the life of many partients, but may not be feasible in patients who are very old or ill from other medical issues. ...Read more

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What is a effective pain medicine thats not addictive for a bc patient that sumttimes still have severe episodes sumtimes from the strong chemo taken?

What is a effective pain medicine thats not addictive for a bc patient that sumttimes still have severe episodes sumtimes from the strong chemo taken?

Md consult: Your doctor would decide medication for you- if you have chemo i would not worry about addiction issues. The latest pain patch i'n market is butrens and there are lots of combination pills with opioid and a blocker. ...Read more

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At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?

At what ANC level would you cancel chemo for dlbcl patient? Will ongoing pneumonia hinder neutropenia recovery, or does neutropenia worsens pneumonia?

It is not just: A numbers game. One has to take the entire clinical picture with infectious, disease related, and overall condition to make a plan. To treat with low WBC and active infection would be extremely dangerous. ...Read more

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Which type of chemotherapy do patients with apl get?

Chemo + ATRA: Usually an anthracycline, typically daunorubicin. Also all trans retinoic acid (ATRA). Sometimes cytarabine is used as well. Now some of the protocols don't use any chemotherapy. Now some are treated with Arsenic Trioxide and ATRA. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why our body heat up during summer? Especially for patients who had chemotherapy. Pl answer me

Doesn't: Body temp only varies by a few degrees at most. You feel hot in summer because of temperature outside. May be more sensitive to sensations after chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is maxalon a good choice for cancer patients with chemo?

Helpful: Maxalon (aka reglan) increases the rate of emptying of the stomach. It can be useful in helping decrease nausea and/or vomiting due to chemotherapy. Other anti-nausea medications include compazine, (prochlorperazine) decadron, kytril, zofran as well as others. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have baby now with his sperm?This patient had diagnose leukemia on sept2012 and finished chemo on march2013

Is it possible to have baby now with his sperm?This patient had diagnose leukemia on sept2012 and finished chemo on march2013

Possibly.: Chemotherapy does reduce sperm counts so conception might take longer, and some chemo drugs have higher chance of causing infertility, but post-chemo fatherhood is not impossible. ...Read more

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My dad is having his first chemo treatment tomorrow morning, is it a good idea to have something to eat before or should he fast to avoid n/v?

NPO: most patients receiving chemo will have a certain degree of nausea. Being NPO helps since the chemo is given IV and the f\luid administered will compensate for fluid needs that interval of time. Post tretment, if meds needed they can help and allow oral intake. ...Read more