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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 ?

Most likely: Assuming the statement was from the surgeon he/she most likely meant that they successfully removed the majority, if not all the cancer they could see. Research has shown that chemotherapy administration after surgery for stage 3 disease is beneficial; therefore, you will most likely be offered the treatment. The treatment is to reduce the risk of recurrence and can be viewed as precautionary. ...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?

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