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What are chemotherapy tablets?

What are chemotherapy tablets?

Pills for cancer: Chemotherapy means drugs used to treat cancer. Most chemotherapy is given by injection, but some important chemotherapy drugs are taken by mouth, either as a tablet or capsule. A chemotherapy tablet is an example of the latter. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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How effective is chemotherapy?

How effective is chemotherapy?

It ranges from: Astoundingy beneficial (testis, lymphoma, leukemia. Myeloma, small cell lung) to pretty much worthless. .. To any cancer after two lines of treatment, now progressing with weight loss and spending most of the time in bed or chair. ...Read more

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How dangerous is chemotherapy?

How dangerous is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy can have many side effects. If you are receiving chemotherapy the benefit may outweight the risk. Talk to your oncologist about side effects of chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is chemotherapy made up of?

Medicines: These are drugs and medications that are given by intravenous, intraarterial, or oral routes in most cases. The drugs are made by companies (pharmaceutical) who manufacture them from chemicals and molecules. ...Read more

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In what way is chemotherapy performed?

In what way is chemotherapy performed?

Systemic therapy: Chemotherapy is a type of systemic therapy for cancer. Chemo can be given intravenously by IV or some chemo has oral formulations that can be taken by mouth. For certain cancers, like ovarian cancer, chemo can be given via intraperitoneal administration which is done through a surgically implanted catheter that allows passage of fluids into the abdomen of a woman. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from chemotherapy?

Is it possible to die from chemotherapy?

YES.: Chemotherapeutic agents can and do have significant toxicities and can lead to death. So (1) see a reallly good oncologist and (2) reseach carefully what the outcomes are from the agents being used. This is a highly regulated area of medicine - much knowledge is out there.
The difficulty, at time, s is that the choices between alternate therapies is confusing.
See a good oncologist... ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of chemotherapy?

Short term help: For most malignancies other than renalcell and breast cancer, when the lesion has metastasized, control works in terms of months and no cure has been noted for solid tumors. Lymphomas are the exception where cure is seen. When a tumor is destroyed by chemo, malignant stem cells replace and regrow the tumor. ...Read more

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What should I expect at a chemotherapy session?

It varies/depends on: It depends on your circumstances. Your doctor or nurse will educate you about what they are going to do to you. Just go with an open mind, it should be an educational experience. If they give you chemotherapy during this 'session', you may also be medicated with anti-nausea medication before chemo is given. This can sometimes make you sleepy. ...Read more

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What are dangers of being a chemotherapy nurse?

What are dangers of being a chemotherapy nurse?

Oncologists: With current precautions (gloves, mixing under a hood, careful technique) you shouldn't have any more risk than any other kind of nurse. ...Read more

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What is it like to be on vac chemotherapy before?

Need more details: Tell us more about the diagnosis for which this chemo was prescribed? There are also various drugs included in the acronym of VAC. Please spell out the full names of the chemo drugs included in the VAC advised by your doctor. Who is the patient? ...Read more

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If someone doesn't respond to chemotherapy, what happens next?

If someone doesn't respond to chemotherapy, what happens next?

Tumor progress: Chemotherapy used in many different ways. It can be used with RT to minimize recurrence after surgery and improve the procedure in a neoadjuvant setting, used post op in an adjuvant setting to reduce recurrence and as a therapeutic in metastatic Ca. While prolonging survival in mets, it has resulted in no cures. Failure to respond to chemo leads to progression and a terminal event. ...Read more

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What exactly is neoadjuvant chemotherapy?

What exactly is neoadjuvant chemotherapy?

Chemo before surgery: When chemotherapy is given before surgery it's called neoadjuvant. When chemo or radiation is given in addition to and after surgery it's called adjuvant. It is only describing the order of the treatments. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of intrathecal chemotherapy?

CA along meninges: Intrathecal chemotherapy is chemo delivered into the spinal fluid. Commonly, this is done via a device called an Ommaya reservoir, an injection port placed under the scalp and connected to spinal fluid within the brain. Intrathecal chemo is usually the best way to treat cancer which is in the spinal fluid, along the meninges. Depending on tumor type, it can be quite effective. ...Read more

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What is cancer chemotherapy?

Complicated: Chemotherapy is a broad term used to describe a variety of several types of medications used to treat cancer. The medicines may each function quite differently, affect cancer cells and other body cells differently, and are tailored as much ad possible for each person & each type of cancer. ...Read more

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Is chemotherapy used for all cancers?

Is chemotherapy used for all cancers?

No.: Chemotherapy is only used for cancers that have a significant chance of having spread outside the organ where they have originated. When we talk about the stage of a cancer, we are usually describing the probability of cancer cells being "elsewhere". Furthermore, before recommending a particular chemotherapeutic agent, we have to be fairly certain that the cancer will be sensitive to that drug. ...Read more

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What exactly is hormone chemotherapy?

What exactly is hormone chemotherapy?

Hormonal therapy: Certain breast cancers are hormone drive, estrogen receptor positive. Hormonal therapy block receptors or formation of hormones in that way it decrease tumor growth and decrease the chance of recurrence of disease. ...Read more

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What sort of treatment is chemotherapy?

Serious treatment: Chemotherapy is the use of anti cancer medications for the treatment of malignancies and other non malignant conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis. ...Read more

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Could chemotherapy affect your brain?

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Could chemotherapy affect your brain?

Yes,: Central neurotoxicity (brain) can occur with chemotherapy through mechanisms of less well defined. It is dose-related and has accumulated effect. The symptoms could range from minor cognitive deficits (chemobrain) to encephalopathy with progressive dementia. ...Read more

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Will chemotherapy affect bone density?

Will chemotherapy affect bone density?

Maybe: Anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer, and androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer can lead to decreases in bone density. Steroids, often used to treat cancers, or to control some side-effects of cancer, can also lead to decreased bone density. ...Read more

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Can anti anxiety meds affect chemotherapy?

Not usually: In fact, some of the anti-anxiety agents such as Ativan might help with nausea problem. Another drug that is helpful is zyprexa (olanzapine).

The only concern is that some drugs might interfere with the breakdown of some chemotherapy drugs. Your oncologist should be able to review your meds for interaction with treatment.

Even tamoxifen can have interactions with antidepressants. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after chemotherapy?

Yes hair grow back: Once you stop using chemotherapy, your hair will grow back and come back to near normal within 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Does chemotherapy cause a drop in platelets?

Does chemotherapy cause a drop in platelets?

Yes: Chemotherapy generally will supress all blood counts including platelet. ...Read more

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How can I prevent nausea after chemotherapy?

How can I prevent nausea after chemotherapy?

Medication: There are many medications to prevent and treat "breakthrough nausea" following chemotheray. However, sometimes it is not possible to completely prevent it. If your current medications are not working well enough, you should discuss this with your Oncology nurse and your oncologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a chemotherapy?

What type of doctor can order a chemotherapy?

Oncologist: Several. Hematologist/oncologist, gyn onc, neuro onc. And depending on definition of "chemo" -- urology, rheumatology, nephrology, etc. That is, many of these drugs are used for a variety of diseases including non-cancer. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause/induce a lupus episode?

Can help more often: Chemotherapy can help treat lupus but certain drugs may provoke lupus. Most of the drug induced lupus cases are not wild lupus as these are actually a different type of lupus we call "drug induced lupus".Although unusual certain chemotherapeutic agents have a potential to cause drug induced lupus ...Read more

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How can chemotherapy help in hodgkins lymphoma?

How can chemotherapy help in hodgkins lymphoma?

Quite effective: We can cure many such patients, nearly 90% of them. ...Read more

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Does glutamine prevent effects of chemotherapy?

Does glutamine prevent effects of chemotherapy?

Glutamine: Glutamine is an Amino Acid available as a dietary supplement. When taken at high doses (10 grams 3-4 times a day before start, throughout and after chemotherapy), some small non-randomized studies show that it may help prevent or reduce severity of chemotherapy side-effects like mouth sores (swish & swallow), neuropathy, muscle & joint aches & diarrhea. Caution in those with kidney/liver failure. ...Read more

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Does your hair color change after chemotherapy?

It may: Certain cancer treatments like using pozapinib and sunitinib can cause silver/gray color changes. A lot of people who loose their hair with chemo experience a new patern, texture and color when their hair grows again. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy cause left bundle branch block?

Can chemotherapy cause left bundle branch block?

Sometimes: A left bundle branch block is a finding on an EKG (the electrical tracing of your heart.) it shows that something has altered the way your heart conducts electrical impulses. Chemotherapy can do it, but so can heart disease. Your doctor should rule out other causes for a left bundle branch block before assuming chemotherapy is the cause. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take vitamins d with chemotherapy?

Is it okay to take vitamins d with chemotherapy?

Not only OK but wise: It is a good idea to take vit d with chemotherapy as it often depletes vit d- see http://www. Naturalnews. Com/037663_chemotherapy_drugs_vitamin_d_deficiency. Html
vit d is crucial for proper immune function. Also, there is evidence that vit d improves the effectiveness of chemotherapy- see http://www. Vitamindwiki. Com/chemotherapy+might+be+amplified+by+vitamin+d. ...Read more

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Leuprolide Acetate (Definition)

Leuprolide acetate is a GnRH stimulator which is a kind of women's ...Read more


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Lupron (Definition)

Lupron is a GnRH stimulator which is a kind of women's ...Read more