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How Long After Chemo Treatments Can I Hold A Baby
I just got pregnant from a man that was going through chemo therapy which ended in oct 2013. Should i be worried about the baby?
Ask your Oncologist: After completing a prescribed number of chemo treatments, your oncologist should have scheduled you for your next visit or counseled you on frequency of follow-ups and tests/scans. Sometimes chemo-holidays are given or maintenance chemo programs or even just observation depending on the kind of cancer and response. A different phase of treatment may be needed like hormone manipulation or x-rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X how long does it take for the toxins to leave your system once chemo treatments are all complete? Treatment was 4 sessions 21 days apart.
X how long does it take for the toxins to leave your system once chemo treatments are all complete?
It depends: It all depends on the type of chemotherapy and what we call the medication half life. Generally speaking, most drugs get washed from the body after 5 half lives but it could be longer for certain drugs. Affects of the drugs can definitely last longer. Certain drugs like zometa, although not chemo, can stay for many many years. ...Read more
I had 5 chemo treatments of taxotere 145 mg and 965 mg of cytoxan.
How long does it stay in your system?
How long does it take for the chemo treatment for breast cancer to take effect after each cycle and does each cycle increases the level of discomfort?
A few days and yes: By "take effect" i assume you mean cause side effects. Most people feel very fatigued from chemo, and that gets worse after each cycle. The chemo works right away on cancer cells, but it usually takes several days after treatment to feel side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment options. Why does it take so long to find it out if radiation or chemo will add any years of survival?
Studies take time: Thankfully, for most cancers, we have many treatment options- even when not curable, people are living longer and better. So if someone get radiation or chemotherapy and the cancer comes back, they can still be kept alive with other treatments. When studies are done looking for survival advantage, and the patients that recur get other treatments it can take time to evaluate the original treatment. ...Read more
Gemzar carbo chemotherapy can cause leg edema for how long it will last after treatment is finished?
Rare: It is not common, but if does it should resolve in few days after chemo i believe. ...Read more
Suffering extreme fatigue and loss of appetite following first chemo treatment for metastatic pancoast tumor. Any guess how long this will last?
Few weeks to few Ms: As side effects for chemotherapy medications you will be having them . Also whether you are responding to the treatment or not , the symptoms persisting after will give an indication. Well responding tumours after minimum of 4-6 wks of therapy should be showing some improvement of appetite , less fatigue etc. Your oncolo. & pcp will be following you in this regard in addition to you watching wt. ...Read more
My dad has pancreatic cancer that has spread to his liver. Chemo did not help. How long can he live without further treatment?
Palliative Care: Survival rates are most appropriately applied to large groups of patients; it's impossible to give such a number for one person, especially without knowing his own unique situation. As a generalization, it is very difficult to completely eradicate cancer in that setting. The fact that he has not responded to chemotherapy would suggest that the focus should be on palliative (comfort) care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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