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What are some good treatments for nsvn other than chemo?

What are some good treatments for nsvn other than chemo?

Immunosuppressants: Non systemic vasculitic neuropathy is treated with immunosuppressants including steroids, Cyclophosphamide (a type of chemo), mycophenolate and azathioprine. Ask your doctor about options. There are several choices of oral drugs and you may need to try several to find the one that works best for you. ...Read more

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I just finished taking my chemo treatments taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxen, when will I feel good again?

I just finished taking my chemo treatments taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxen, when will I feel good again?

SOON: Congratulations! you got the chemotherapy out of your way. Now focus on feeling better, rest, eat, exercise and be patient. If you developed numbness from taxotere (docetaxel) it will go away with time. How long will it take to feel better, everyone is different. ...Read more

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My dad is having his first chemo treatment tomorrow morning, is it a good idea to have something to eat before or should he fast to avoid n/v?

My dad is having his first chemo treatment tomorrow morning, is it a good idea to have something to eat before  or should he fast to avoid n/v?

NPO: most patients receiving chemo will have a certain degree of nausea. Being NPO helps since the chemo is given IV and the f\luid administered will compensate for fluid needs that interval of time. Post tretment, if meds needed they can help and allow oral intake. ...Read more

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It is good for someone of 81 yo already in chemotherapy treatment to continue?

It is good for someone of 81 yo already in chemotherapy treatment to continue?

It depends: In such situations it depends on how well the patient's tumor is responding to the chemo. The side effects are critical, and the patients level of function. If the tumor is shrinking, but the person is disabled by the treatment it may not be good to continue. If the treatment will cure the disease it might be worth it. If the person has other severe illness you may stop. Talk to the oncologist. ...Read more

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My mother just started chemotherapy , but she is not feeling good she wants to stop the chemo treatment's ?

My mother just started chemotherapy , but she is not feeling good she wants to stop the chemo treatment's ?

Her decision: Ultimately it is her decision. However, i would encourage her to have a full discussion with her oncologist. ...Read more

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How do I know the chemo treatment for breast cancer has affected my good normal cells what damage does it cause to my body?

How do I know the chemo treatment for breast cancer has affected my good normal cells what damage does it cause to my body?

Your oncologist can: Your treatiig oncologist can address this issue easily. Chemotherapy has but temporary effects on your blood counts.These go away within 3-4 weeks after stopping chemotherapy. There is little concern about long term aeffects on your body as the body can take care of repaiing itself quite quickly.So i would advise you not to worry about it...Yet ask such questions to the oncologist who ahs treated. ...Read more

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Doctor's. Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution ?

Doctor's.  Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution ?

Surgery/chemotherapy: The standard of care for stage 3 ovarian cancer is both surgery and chemotherapy. Surgery is often performed first to debulk the cancer. Since it is difficult to remove all cancer by surgery alone, patients often undergo chemotherapy after surgery. ...Read more

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Second chemo treatment, what can I expect?

Similar to first: While some side effects from chemotherapy r cumulative, depending on the drugs being used many different side effects may b experienced. For a second cycle you shouldn't expect too much of anything different from the first cycle. Talk to your oncologist for your specific chemotherapy related side effects and timings when to expect them. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drive myself to chemo treatments?

Is it okay to drive myself to chemo treatments?

Depends: ...on the chemo and how well you handle it. Also, some of the anti-nausea meds can make you sleepy. I advise my patients to have someone drive them at least the first time and then use their best judgement. Hope you do well. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost health with the chemo treatments?

What can I do to boost health with the chemo treatments?

Do this:: Eat well, maintain physical activity, and have a good attitude. Your health is ultimately your responsibility so stay in contact with your oncology team. Tell them what's going on and follow their recommendations. Best to you. ...Read more

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How long after your last chemo treatment should you go back to be rechecked?

How long after your last chemo treatment should you go back to be rechecked?

Ask your Oncologist: After completing a prescribed number of chemo treatments, your oncologist should have scheduled you for your next visit or counseled you on frequency of follow-ups and tests/scans. Sometimes chemo-holidays are given or maintenance chemo programs or even just observation depending on the kind of cancer and response. A different phase of treatment may be needed like hormone manipulation or x-rays. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to help a child get the courage to go through chemo treatments?

Can you tell me how to help a child get the courage to go through chemo treatments?

It is difficult: But your child's oncologist can be helpful to talk and explain things to your child. For your part, you should say that he is being give 'medicine' to get well from his illness. Furthermore, it is good to know and tell your child that this illness is curable in more than 80% of the cases. ...Read more

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Obinutuzumab is part of my chemo treatment. Should I be exercising while taking this med ?

Obinutuzumab is part of my chemo treatment. Should I be exercising while taking this med
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Yes exercise is good: There is no reason to stop your normal life activities. Exercise is almost never harmful if you have the energy and the desire to Exercise! ...Read more

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X how long does it take for the toxins to leave your system once chemo treatments are all complete?

X how long does it take for the toxins to leave your system once chemo treatments are all complete?

It depends: It all depends on the type of chemotherapy and what we call the medication half life. Generally speaking, most drugs get washed from the body after 5 half lives but it could be longer for certain drugs. Affects of the drugs can definitely last longer. Certain drugs like zometa, although not chemo, can stay for many many years. ...Read more

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Would you only feel bad on the day you are receiving chemo or would feel bad daily after chemo treatments start?

Would you only feel bad on the day you are receiving chemo or would feel bad daily after chemo treatments start?

Variable: Depends on chemotherapy and the patient. I have patients who never feel bad and others who do have problems. Part of the battle is also using modern antiemetics to prevent the nausea and vomiting. It is quite important to follow the schedule laid out by your health care provider for these even if you feel well because nausea can sneak up on you and is harder to treat once it is present. ...Read more

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X how long does it take for the toxins to leave your system once chemo treatments are all complete? Treatment was 4 sessions 21 days apart.

Varies: The chemotherapy "toxins" are often gone in hours to days (depending on drug and the person it is in). However, the side effects of chemotherapy can last hours to days to months or longer. ...Read more

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Any suggestions to counter fatique from chemo treatments?

Yes: I know it sounds stupid- get more rest. Studies suggest fatigue is also improved by regular mild exercise- walking, getting outside, doing active things you like and resting when tired. Daytime naps of 30 min or less are often helpful. (longer ones do not work as well) if you are severely anemic, in my experience, sometimes transfusions help depending upon the degree of anemia. ...Read more

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How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

Leukemia Treatment: Leukemia response to treatment depends on many factors, but the most powerful are: (1) type of leukemia, (2) genetic mutations in leukemia cells, (3) age of the patient, and (4) fitness of the patient. For some leukemias, like APL, most people are cured. In CML, the leukemia can be kept at bay for many years with an oral pill. Most patients with CLL are just watched closely and never treated. ...Read more

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What to do to help with swelling from chemo treatments?

What to do to help with swelling from chemo treatments?

Tell us more: Where in the body do you have swelling? Chemotherapy does not typically cause any swelling unless your veins are affected or you may be taking steroids(prednisone or dexamethasone).Discuss your concern with your oncologist and he/she can find the cause, prevent it and treat it and solve your problem. ...Read more