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How Long Do Chemo Side Effects Last
Which chemo?: It really depends on which chemo you will be receiving. There is a wide variety. Some can leave you with numbness in your fingers and toes, others contribute to infertility, and many contribute to a higher lifetime risk of developing new skin cancer with sun exposure. Your medical oncologist should be an excellent resource for this question. ...Read more
Depression, insomnia , agitation, are they side effects of chemo when will body be back to normal after last cycle of chemo?
Which chemo drugs: To answer your question i would need to know which chemotherapy drugs were administered. Please resubmit the question with those medications listed and we will do our best to answer your question. Best wishes. ...Read more
Oncology: I am sorry but you cannot possibly expect a valid or complete answer to this very broad and ambiguous question. There are thousands of cancers and numerous kinds of treatment for each one. This forum allows us to answer a question in four hundred or less characters. Your question has to be specific and simple enough. I think you may need to seek a different forum to answer your question today. ...Read more
Chemotherapy in hodgkin lymphoma what's the side effects and in future condition any long term side efect?
Chemo side effects: Exact side effects depend on the specific combination of drugs your oncologist is using, but generally you can see the following: lack of energy/extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, low blood counts which can increase your risk of other infections, diarrhea, sore mouth sometimes with ulcers, thinning or loss of hair. Your doc can give you some meds to help with some side effects but not all. ...Read more
Can you tell me about the long term side effects from the chemotherapy drugs adriamycin and cytoxin?
TWO MAJOR ONES: Adriamycin and Cytoxan is a great combination regimen used in breast cancer. The major long term side effects for both of these drugs is secondary leukemias, risk is around 1%. For adriamycin there is a concern for cardiotoxicity, but risk rises with cumulative dose. Risk is less than 10%. Patients get an echocardiogram or muga scan prior to therapy to evaluate heart status. Talk to your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never say always: We do not like to say always to anything (except that it's always good to be healthy). Side effects depend on the specific chemo, general health, concurrent medications, and the capacity of the person to metabolize said chemo. Expect some side effects but be optimistic. Also, make sure the benefits of any treatment justify the side effects and potential loss of quality of life. Best to you. ...Read more
I start chemo next week and I looked up the 2 chemo drugs on the internet and all the side effects scare me.?
Discuss with your MD: Chemotherapy medications often have many "scary" side effects. Fortunately most side effects are temporary. However, you should discuss your specific concerns with your oncologist as he/she knows these medications best. Additionally, one should also "weigh" the risks vs. The benefits. ...Read more
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