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Can you tell me about a port that gets implanted into the chest of a patient before undergoing chemotherapy? General anesthesia and ?

Can you tell me about a port that gets implanted into the chest of a patient before undergoing chemotherapy? General anesthesia and ?

Access Vein: Implanted port is to access vein for chemotherapy and not to use peripheral vein freouently especially in pediatrics because start iv, is very difficult in children because the vein are very small . ...Read more

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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


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Port insertion for chemotherapy should be done by cardiovascular or general surgeon?

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

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What is chemotherapy?

What is chemotherapy?

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 more

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What is chemotherapy?

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy: Is a fairly broad term to describe medications given to treat cancer. This is not necessarily limited to intravenous drugs. ...Read more

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How chemotherapy works?

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a very broad term. Each agent works differently. Some replace parts of the dna of fast growing cells, some attack the way dna is repaired, some block very specific receptors needed for the cancer to grow. ...Read more

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What's chemotherapy like?

What's chemotherapy like?

Individualized: Some people tolerate chemotherapy well, and some have very severe side effects, usually weakness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and/or hair loss depending on what specific treatment you are using. The younger the better able you are to tolerate the side effects. ...Read more

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How is being on chemotherapy?

How is being on chemotherapy?

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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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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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