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What are the side effects of chemotherapy for lung cancer?

What are the side effects of chemotherapy for lung cancer?

Talk to your doctor: There are specific side effects for each medication. Different regimens are used, your doctor can talk to you in detail about the planned treatment and the potential side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the side effects of chemotherapy in treating colon cancer?

What are the side effects of chemotherapy in treating colon cancer?

Many: Side effects are many and depend on the chemotherapy drugs used. Most of them are reversible and not permanent. Typical effects include fatigue, low blood counts, diarrhea, mouth sores, infection risks, nausea, vomiting, nerve damage, liver damage, skin rash. Rare side effects include strokes, blood clots, lung or heart damage, increasewd blood pressure, wound healing problems. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiation for prostate cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation for prostate cancer?

Here are some...: Radiation intends to kill cancers but always accompanying its collateral injury to all the tissues projected through. As a result, nature or features of all injured tissues may ensue leading to less ability to function and self-repair. Hence, urinary and/or fecal frequency, bleeding from rectum or bladder, etc. may develop. At times, feeling some tiredness may also happen to few. Generally, rare. ...Read more

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What are worst side effects of cancer radiation and surgery?

What are worst side effects of cancer radiation and surgery?

Need More Info: The side effects of both surgery and radiation therapy are dependent on the specific type of cancer that is being treated. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy side effects increase the risk of heart disease?

Can chemotherapy side effects increase the risk of heart disease?

Chemotherapy side effects may increase the risk of heart disease, including weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) and rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias): Certain types of chemotherapy also may increase the risk of heart attack. Treatment with angiogenesis inhibitors and certain other targeted medications has been linked to high blood pressure (hypertension). Fortunately, heart disease associated with chemotherapy is rare — and not all chemotherapy drugs carry the potential side effect of heart damage. Some anti-cancer treatments may cause temporary heart damage by weakening the heart muscle. These treatments include: A class of drugs known as anthracyclines (doxorubicin, daunorubicin, others), Newer medications, such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta), which are drugs designed to attack the HER2 protein seen in some breast and other cancers. The chance of heart damage from anthracyclines is related to the total amount received during your lifetime. Your doctor will carefully monitor how much of these drugs you receive. Heart weakening from HER2-directed medications, such as trastuzumab, is not related to total lifetime dose and is often reversible. Certain chemotherapy medications, such as taxanes, can cause an abnormal heart rhythm. This typically occurs temporarily during administration of the medications, so if you feel lightheaded or faint be sure to tell your chemotherapy nurse or doctor. The drugs fluorouracil and capecitabine (Xeloda) can cause spasms of the coronary arteries and bring on a heart attack. This typically reverses quickly once the drug is stopped. If you have severe chest pain or shortness of breath while using these medications, tell your doctor immediately. If symptoms are severe, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number. If your doctor is considering a chemotherapy drug that may affect your heart, you may undergo heart function testing before starting treatment. During treatment, you may need periodic heart monitoring as well. If you have a pre-existing heart condition, such as cardiomyopathy, your doctor may suggest a different type of chemotherapy. If you experience significant problems, such as shortness of breath with minimal exertion or chest pain during chemotherapy, report it immediately to your health care team. In addition, some cancers require radiation therapy. If the area of your body receiving radiation includes your heart, you have an increased risk of cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and heart attack. The combination of radiation and chemotherapy can further increase your risk of heart damage. However, your doctor can take steps to reduce these risks as much as possible. ...Read more

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Side effects from cancer radiation?

Side effects from cancer radiation?

Depends: This depends on the site of your body being treated, and the dose of radiation being administered. It also depends on whether chemotherapy is also being used. Your radiation oncologist should be able to answer your question. ...Read more

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What are side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer?

What are side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer?

See below: Radiation therapy is not commonly used in the initial management of ovarian cancer; the role of radiation therapy is typically limited to palliation of symptoms if the cancer has spread somewhere else and is causing pain or other localized problems. In this case, the side effects depend heavily on the organ being treated but typically are very manageable. ...Read more

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What side effects has sunitinib in treatment for renal cancer?

What side effects has sunitinib in treatment for renal cancer?

Variable: Common side effects include low blood counts, skin rash, mild nausea, mild diarrhea, fatigue, mouth sores, increased blood pressure, lowered thyroid function; these can be closely monitored and dose changes of sunitinib can help reducing side effects. Less common side effects include liver damage and heart issues. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer - are there side effects of radiation therapy?

Prostate cancer - are there side effects of radiation therapy?

YES: External beam: skin becomes red, swollen, warm, and sensitive, as if sunburn which subsides gradually in four to six weeks. Possible side effects: erectile dysfunction and urinary symptoms of frequency, bleeding, or, rarely, incontinence. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy in hodgkin lymphoma what's the side effects and in future condition any long term side efect?

Chemotherapy in hodgkin lymphoma what's the side effects and in  future  condition any long term side efect?

Chemo side effects: Exact side effects depend on the specific combination of drugs your oncologist is using, but generally you can see the following: lack of energy/extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting, low blood counts which can increase your risk of other infections, diarrhea, sore mouth sometimes with ulcers, thinning or loss of hair. Your doc can give you some meds to help with some side effects but not all. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of chemo therapy with breast cancer?

What are the side effects of chemo therapy with breast cancer?

Several: Hair loss, nausea, fatigue, risk for infection. However, the incidence of nausea is a lot less now with newer medications. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some of the breast cancer radiation side effects?

What are some of the breast cancer radiation side effects?

Briefly: During & wks after radiation: inflam symptoms of the breast & poss chest wall (soreness, dryness, sometimes peeling under breast or armpit area). Be diligent w/ skin care. Clean & dry @ b4 treatment. Subjective differences in skin care product recs. Long term: thickened skin, slight retraction of breast, scar in lung. Benefits>>risks. Try to eat small freq meals, stay hydrated, exercise as possib. ...Read more

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What're the effects of large quantities of morphine on lung cancer patients?

See below: One would hope pain relief. Respiratory depression along with sedation and GI effects (constipation) are all likely adverse effects. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of germ cell tumor surgery?

Are there side effects of germ cell tumor surgery?

It depends: Side effects of orchiectomy (testicle removal) alone are fairly limited. Major abdominal surgery however is sometimes necessary and can result in ejaculatory dysfunction, bowel obstruction, hernia or leakage of lymphatic fluid. This type of operation is best done at a major referral center where complication rates are lowest. Lung and brain surgery are sometimes necessary though less commonly. ...Read more

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What can be the side effects of prostate cancer treatment?

What can be the side effects of prostate cancer treatment?

Depends: 1. Confined to prostate - options include surgery, radiation, and radiation seeds/similar. 2. Prostate cancer spread - Lupron (leuprolide) injections, casodex, taxotere are usually initial treatments. Side effects of all these treatments varies. I would suggest a conversation with your oncologist or urologist regarding the recommended treatment and options. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the BCG cancer drug?

What are the side effects of the BCG cancer drug?

Various: As stated the typical side effects are inflammation of the bladder which usually resolves. Some patients becoem intolerant and cannot receive the treatment. If BCG is absorbed into the bloodstream it can result in massive infection and (rarely) death. Bcg should never be given if there is obvious blood in the urine. Also the pt shouldvoid into the same toilet for 24 hours after BCG and add bleach. ...Read more

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Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

Are ascites a side effect of radiation therapy?

I have no: Clue what was irradiated, how long ago and for what purpose, but ascites is not even on my list as a possible adverse effect of radiotherapy. I'd first need to know what he cancer was...Many cause ascites. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Williamson
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Hypernephroma (Definition)

Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more