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Power Port Chemotherapy
Can you tell me about a port that gets implanted into the chest of a patient before undergoing chemotherapy? General anesthesia and ?
Either: Both types of surgeons likely would have the expertise and knowledge for placement of a vascular port. Ask your family doctor or oncologist which doctor in your area may have the most experience or expertise with this procedure. ...Read more
Drugs for cancer: Various drugs are using alone or in combination to treat cancer. Collectively, they are called chemotherapy and can be used as single agents or in combinations. Many times biologic agents such as antibodies are also grouped in this category because the are used to fight cancer as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing different th: Chemotherapy is use of drugs to treat cancer. Many of these drugs are quite similar to receiving other drugs like IV antibiotics. Chemotherapy does have some side effects which can be in the form of nausea or vomiting and sometimes hair loss. Blood counts tend to go down 1-2 weeks alter, so they need to be checked to make sure the white cell counts do not go down too low...This can cause infection. ...Read more
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