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Chemotherapy side effect question. Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Chemotherapy side effect question.  Will I get nausea right away from dactinomycin?

Dactinomycine&nausea: 75% of patients will experience nausea and vomiting, can be mild to moderate in severity.It may present within hours of administration , may be dose related and may be more intense two to four days after the end of five day course, usually require and respond to antiemetic therapy and may persist as long as a week after the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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I had a chemo regimen of etoposide, methotrexate, actinomycin D/cyclophosphamide, and Vincristine. 4 yrs later I suffer from constant body pain, why?

I had a chemo regimen of etoposide, methotrexate, actinomycin D/cyclophosphamide, and Vincristine. 4 yrs later I suffer from constant body pain, why?

No online answer: EMA/CO is most often used for aggressive gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), usually choriocarcinoma. Long term diffuse body pains are not an expected side effect. A Gyn-oncologist should confirm there is no recurrence and then an evaluation from a good physical medicine, rheumatology, or even pain management doc will hopefully find the cause and a way to make you feel better. ...Read more

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How do you cope taste changes from chemotherapy?

How do you cope taste changes from chemotherapy?

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 more

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How long do chemotherapy sessions usually go for?

Depends on the type: Chemotherapy is a general term for a form of treatment. There are various drugs used and every one is given in a certain way and schedule, so it all depends on the drugs being used and the cancer being treated. ...Read more

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If your child does not want to receive chemotherapy?

If your child does not want to receive chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy is a life saver for many cancer conditions, like leukemia, lymphoma, etc. Not giving chemotherspy can cause severe side effects, including death. Talking to the child rationally usually helps to convince him/ her about the necessity of chemotherapy. Parent acceptance of the need for chemotherapy might convince the child. ...Read more

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How much time did your chemotherapy regimen last for?

How much time did your chemotherapy regimen last for?

?: Don't understand your question. Different regimens have different durations and take a different time to administer. Maybe you can be more specific. ...Read more

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Can I drive myself to and from a chemotherapy appointment?

No.: In general, no. Many times the medicines that are given to prevent allergic reactions like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you drowsy and people may feel ill following chemotherapy if the anti-nausea medicines wear off. Obviously, there is no problem driving in, it is the drive home that is bad. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common way to get chemotherapy done?

Please describe the most common way to get chemotherapy done?

Go see an Oncologist: Chemotherapy is commonly given as IV infusion but there are increasing numbe rof new medicines which come in the form of pills or capsules which can be taken by mouth. ...Read more

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Methotrexate Or Dactinomycin (Definition)

Chemotherapy drugs such as methotrexate and dactinomycin kill rapidly dividing cells. These drugs are given to kill any remaining cells ...Read more


Curettage (Definition)

The removal of tissue or growths from the interior of a body cavity, such as the uterus, by ...Read more