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Hairstyles After Chemo
Twice I've not recognized neighbors at all.Never happened before. Finally knew them after a few minutes. What causes this? History of TAC chemo for bc
See your doc : adjuvant chemotherapy has many long term sequela including cognitive impairment. Depending on what type of breast cancer you have and if you have metastasis (I.e lung metastasis) you might be at risk for brain metastasis which may cause further cognitive impairment or neurological deficits or even seizures. To be sure you should follow with your physician regularly to discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
It depends...: The potenial benefit of chemotherapy depends on the tumor type, biomarkers (eg, er/pr/her2 in breast cancer), stage, etc. For some diseases "calculators" can help determine the absolute risk reduction (as opposed to "relative" risk reduction). Some cancers may have limited benefit from chemo and others may benefit greatly. ...Read more
Yes: they have a tendency to recur.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Immune recovery after chemotherapy depends on the chemotherapy type, combination, dose/intensity, duration as well as the characteristics of the patient. Some chemotherapies have long lasting immunosuppression such as Fludarabine whereas others wear off faster. Some therapies cause specific immune risks -- eg, Bortezomib and shingles/zoster or Alemtuzumab and cmv. ...Read more
Mcrc pt, after 2nd chemo round of oxyplatin and raltitrexed , cea from 80 has dropped to 55. What can this mean ?
Encouragement!: Although the tumor markers like CEA are not always reliable but in general the correlate with a response to treatment. But it typically takes 3 values done one month apart to be certain that the tumor is responding well and that you are getting better. This can and should be confirmed with an imaging test like a CT scan or Ultrasound, depending on the location of the tumor mets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See specialist...: As previously stated, whether or not someone can still have children after receiving treatment for cancer depends on many factors. There are fertility doctors (ob/gyn) who now specialize in helping patients who are cancer survivors. I would advise you to seek one out, if possible. I wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have patience: Many types of chemo disrupt hair growth and cause the hair to fall out. New hair will start to grow when it gets a chance. First you have to be over chemo, and then your bodily metabolism has to restart the hair growth. Generally you will see a start about 4 weeks after chemo is over but it may take up to 6 months to get a decent crop. This may vary a little with chemo type so ask your onc. ...Read more
After 3-4 weeks: Not all chemo drugs cause hair loss. Some will cause partial, others can cause complete hair loss. It is not seen for the first 3-4 weeks. So the first chemo cycle comes free. Then you start thinning your hair with each cycle of chemotherapy and may be bald in 2-3 months. Some patients prefer to trim their hair, so it is easier to manage when they fall all over your dress and bedding. ...Read more
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