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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
I just finished taking my chemo treatments taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxen, when will I feel good again?
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?
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
My mother just started chemotherapy , but she is not feeling good she wants to stop the chemo treatment's ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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