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Is there a temperature or other signs that should alert me to call my oncologist after chemotherapy?
Fever 101 F: Many times, fever is the first indication that a patient's white blood cells are low and that they are at risk for infection. The infusion center staff gives individualized instructions to patients on when to call but in general, a feve of 101f should prompt a call. Also, uncontrolled nausea or vomiting, bad headache, racing heart rate or inability to drink adequate fluids should prompt a call. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benefit, side effect: First: is this a curable or palliative treatment? May ask the oncologist to go over current guideline with you, especially the NCCN guideline. Second: what are the benefits including response rate, survival benefit, and quality of life benefit. Third: how is the medicine given? What would be the expected side effects, and how to deal with them when occur. Good luck. ...Read more
I have stage 1 idc, 1.1 CM clear nodes and er/pr pos/hert 2 negative. I have an oncotype diagnosis score of 24. My oncologist recommended not to get a chemotherapy done. Opinions?
Cancer: Does the oncologist tell an infusion nurse to give chemotherapy injection through port or is it done by the MD? Does chemo take one hour?
Please help. Stage 4 cancer and 1st chemotherapy session delayed 2 weeks due to medical oncologist moving to a new nearby office location. Acceptable?
Depends on Ca: A number of different malignancies defined as stage IV when mets noted. Depending on the virulence of the cancer the initiation of treatment will be more or less effective in obtaining a response. Colon or breast cancer delay in treatment by 2 wks will play a minor role in response or survival. Metastatic pancreatic cancer or tumor metastatic to brain require a more intense and rapid initiation ...Read more
Loved one in family is in stage 4 lung cancer, diagnosed 4 months ago. Oncologist has put him on tarceva (erlotinib) 100mg chemotherapy. Is radiation possible?
Are there organizations that would assist financially for chemotherapy called camptosar (irinotecan)? Copay is too much.
Couple of options: First, ask to make an appointment with a local social worker that is affiliated with your hospital or clinic. In addition, here are some resources: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/findingandpayingfortreatment/index?Sssourcesiteid=null http://www.Cancercare.Org/financial. ...Read more
Where can I get a review of my va medical record for an expert opinion if i received proper care? I was undergoing chemo therapy when i started having pains in my right leg. The va doctors were called into check, but found nothing wrong. A few days past a
It's : It's difficult to know whether there was a medical error in this case without going through the medical record in detail, but it certainly sounds suspicious. I think your best bet would be to contact an attorney and have him or her find the best medical expert to review your records. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer