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How To Overcome Fatigue From Taxol Chemo
Paclitaxel: Paclitaxel or Taxol (paclitaxel) is a micro tubule inhibitor. It has great activity in breast cancer. Side effects include low blood counts, hair loss, numbness and tingling which may persist despite stopping the drug. Typically given either weekly or every other week in breast cancer. It is mixed with a chemical called cremophor which can cause an allergic reaction so patients are monitored. ...Read more
How the treatment: rituxan (rituximab) and bendamustine(treanda) that treat lymphoma can help 93 years old man who just recover from TB ?
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
How might scientists use knowledge about receptors and how metastasis occurs to find ways to stop malignancy?
How fast does Xeloda (capecitabine) work on shrinking tumours and how would this drug cause you to vomit blood ?
Can you tell me about the long term side effects from the chemotherapy drugs adriamycin (doxorubicin) and cytoxin?
TWO MAJOR ONES: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) 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 (doxorubicin) 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
Does biliary tract/tree cancer (stage4) generally respond to chemo? Is the pain & suffering from treatment worth it? How much time can we really gain?
BAD: It it is one of the worest malignancies , especially in advanced stage. ...Read more
Taste and chemo: Make sure you use your nausea medicine on a regular basis. Sweet potatoes and black berry wine also help with nausea which can affect taste. Otherwise you really need to try foods you did not like before, mild foods, and think of the food you are eating as medicine and not optional. Hang in there...It will get better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a week: Half life of 2 days. That means that half the blood level is gone in two days. Then, another 50% is gone in another two days, etc. ...Read more
How long will the dizziness and nausea lasr from prolia shot ?
What can I do to overcome these symptoms?
Difficult to answer: Most side effects are self limiting and should resolve quickly. If they continue then the side effects could be treated with other medications. Discuss this with the doc who did your injection. ...Read more
Can you tell me about bep chemo for testicular cancer and experienced post-therapy brain damage or memory loss?
It's common.: It's common for approximately 30% of patients to experience Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment, in which they experience impaired attention, memory and reasoning abilities. Recovery varies depending on individual characteristics such as age and other medical conditions. You should consult with your physician to rule out other causes and get a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more
Approx. how long would it take brain to recover from 18months of seriously overactive SympatheticNervous System(hyper: fear insomnia hyperacusis etc)?
Needs diagnosis: I do not think that there is such a diagnosis as overactive sympathetic system. Your sympathetic system could be involved in many medical conditions such as withdrawal from alcohol or opiate, acute use of cocaine, or rare condition such as pheochromocytoma. but prognosis of these condition depends on proper diagnosis and treatment of underlying cause ...Read more
How long does the nausea side effect from radiation treatment for lung cancer last? how do you tell if nausea is caused by radiation or tarceva (erlotinib)?
Not from radiation: Most lung cancer treated with radiation does not cause nausea unless the fields are large and on the left bottom part of the lung overlaps the stomach. Chemo is systemic and more likely the cause of the nausea. Lung cancer can easily go to the brain and the presenting sign can be nausea so make sure a brain scan was negative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do chemotherapy drugs designed to fight cancer also commonly cause a person's hair to fall out?
Chemo hair loss: Chemo affects the anagen phase (growing phase of hair follicle). This type of hair loss is associated with chemotherapy because the toxic effect of the chemotherapy that is designed to stop the cancer cells from growing and dividing. Chemotherapy is not selective and it negatively impacts all cells-healthy and cancerous- including hair follicles. ...Read more
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