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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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


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Need some basic knlowledge about consolidations chemo treatments for aml npm1 after the first two chemo treaents in the hospital .?

Need some basic knlowledge about consolidations chemo treatments for aml npm1 after the first two chemo treaents in the hospital .?

Usually cytarabine: This mutation is associated with responsiveness to chemotherapy. The typical treatment for consolidation is Cytarabine in high dose. There other other types of consolidation programs. Your oncologist should discuss the options in detail. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will their be new treatments for intermediate risk MDS in 2016? Other than Vidaza and supportive care? I care abt newest treatment for 70 yr patient

Will their be new treatments for intermediate risk MDS  in 2016? Other than Vidaza and supportive care? I care abt newest treatment for 70 yr patient

Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Common drugs for MDS include:1.Azacitidine (Vidaza) 2.Cytarabine (Cytosar-U) 3.Daunorubicin (Cerubidine) 4. Decitabine (Dacogen) 5. Idarubicin (Idamycin) 6.Lenalidomide (Revlimid).Overall, 30 to 40% of patients may benefit. Gene manipulation of own stem cell has cured, patients with severe advanced leukemia, is the future. Pts.reported rapidly to iv infusion, was recently reported ...Read more

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Is it safe for organ transplant patients to be around lung cancer chemotherapy patients who are also periodically receiving radiation?

Yes, with caution: Both patient's described are immune compromised. Extra care needs to be taken around the immune compromised patient. Washing has periodically, wearing a mask, if there is anybody sneezing, or in a big public place is a good start. Consult, your physician to have periodic blood draw to check if patients are immune compromised. ...Read more

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How long will my 74 year old father live with sclc metastic to brain with immobility set in before he called for help? Doing 15 radiations

How long will my 74 year old father live with sclc metastic to brain with immobility set in before he called for help?  Doing 15 radiations

Less then 6 months: The prognosis for small cell lung cancer metastatic to the brain is typically poor. Most patients live less then 2 months, though it can significantly vary depending on performance status, extent of disease (is it metastatic to the liver or bones), tolerance to therapy including brain radiation, then response to chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Define your terms: Not clear what you mean by "precautions" or "alternatives." Precautions re XRT and chemo or for something else? The "alternative" to treatment is to do nothing; or to resort to traditional Indian medicine, which is the same as doing nothing, & don't let any well-meaning but ignorant laypeople or charlatans tell you different; unless all you're interested in is feeling better about dying. ...Read more

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35year old brother still having headaches for two brain mets after surgery and sterostatic treatment . Why? (nsclc stage 4)

35year old brother still having headaches  for two brain mets after surgery and sterostatic  treatment . Why?  (nsclc  stage 4)

Residual scarring: All therapy will leave some degree of scarring, whether surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. Residual headaches can depend on residual disease or the length of time after therapy. ...Read more

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Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?

Which Chemo drugs for gastric cancer stage iiB with signet ring cell (SRC) after surgery is/are better with less side effect and easier to purchase?

Several useful drugs: You should be consulting your oncologist to explain what your cancer means in terms of its prognosis and what options of treatment he/she offers you. We have 4- chemo drugs that can be used. The one commonly used is Cisplatin often in combination with either 5-FU or Capecitabine(Xeloda). But there are several variations of chemo which have been tested and found useful. ...Read more

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Are chemo and radiation ever performed together for cancer?

Are chemo and radiation ever performed together for cancer?

Very common: Depending on the cancer site and the stage, these are very frequently complementary and synergistic treatment methods. In select patients they are also combined with surgery. ...Read more

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Does chemotherpay only work on some patients with colon cancer ?

Does chemo work: Chemo refers to a multitude of drugs. Just like any drug or medicine we take everyone will react differently to that drug. I know some people who are so sensitive they fall asleep with an aspirin. Cancer cells are unique to each patient and are really just a part of you that are growing out of control. For some pts chemo will work, while for others it may have no effect. ...Read more

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For what length of time do cancer patients stay under quarantine when receiving radiation treatment?

For what length of time do cancer patients stay under quarantine when receiving radiation treatment?

Not long: It is rare to keep all contacts limited on patients just receiving radiation alone. With chemo or in transplant patients that is different story. Radiation is local treatment and rarely suppresses immune system so low by itself that requires quarantine. Follow up of blood work, keeping sick contact to minimum is a good course of action. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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With oligodendroglioma, after operation and radiotherapy.How long do patients live?

With oligodendroglioma, after operation and radiotherapy.How long do patients live?

Natural Hx: Is extended. If there is a deletion of portions of chromsome 1 and 19, chemotherapy may further improve odds. Individual survivl is never known, the median survival is 7 years. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my child getting a secondary cancer after her leukemia treatment is completed? Daughter, age 9, treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, no radiation, 2.5 years of intrathecal and oral chemo meds.

Secondary Cancers: The literature suggests that successfully treated all patients, who did not have radiotherapy, are at no increased risk for secondary cancers. With radiation, the risk has been cited as as much as 20-fold. ...Read more

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Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?

Using 5% minoxidil for 2 months. now infested with head lice.whats the best hair fiendly treatment?

Treatment of lice: requires accurate identification of nits & / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- OTC like Nix (permethrin) or RID or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair & remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits & remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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Can all cancer patients lose their hair during chemo?

Can all cancer patients lose their hair during chemo?

No, not all: It depends on which drugs are being used by the patient. Some chemotherapy drugs cause complete hair loss, others cause partial loss and some drugs do not cause any hair loss. Many of the more modern drugs have minimal if any hair loss properties. These are the so called targeted agents...Not quite like chemotherapy they have a differnt spectrum of side effeects than those from chemo drugs .. ...Read more

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I've just finished treatment for lymphoma. Which included 8 avbd chemos and 12 radiotherapy sessions. I'm just waiting for scan in a couple of weeks. ?

I've just finished treatment for lymphoma. Which included 8 avbd chemos and 12 radiotherapy sessions. I'm just waiting for scan in a couple of weeks. ?

Good luck: I d not really understand your question, but perhaps you are wondering about how to approach uncertainty. You have probably been told your odds of cure. If you have a lymphoma that is sometimes or usually cured, plan for a normal life while cherishing each day -- too few people do this. If your time will be short, enrich it by finding what is meaningful for you. Be well informed and good luck. ...Read more

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Can elderly breast cancer patients still get radiation therapy?

Can elderly breast cancer patients still get radiation therapy?

Yes: Breast cancer is treated by stage but consideration is made to performance status not just age. So if the disease requires radiation even the elderly can usually tolerate the treatment. Stage 1 patients who have positive receptors may be able to omit the radiation if they are over 70 if they take hormone pills. ...Read more

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Do people typically loose their head hair when treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or both. How long is hair loss for?

Chemotherapy: Yes. However, you have previously stated that your tumor was not cancerous. Why would you need this kind of treatment. Chemo and XRT target cells with high replication and turnover such as malignant cells as well as hair. Once treatment is discontinued and body has recovered, there is regrowth of the hair but may be reduced in density and quality. ...Read more

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