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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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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

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What are the side effects to chemo ?

What are the side effects to chemo
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Varies alot: There are many different chemotherapy drugs available. They all have different side effects. Can you be more specific about the type of chemotherapy you would like to know about? ...Read more

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What are general side effects of chemo drug cyclophasphamide?

What are general side effects of chemo drug cyclophasphamide?

Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide): Please read this: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682080.Html if any concern, please see and discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

Ara-C & daunorubicin: Combination of ara-c and Daunorubicin is used to treat acute leukemia. They may cause nasuea, vomiting, hair loss, weakness, supression to bone marrow, infection, diarrhea, headache, etc a detail discussion with your oncologist has to be done prior to administration of these drugs. See more here:http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html;. ...Read more

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What is the long term side effects of chemo and radiation therapy after total gastronomy?

What is the long term side effects of chemo and radiation therapy after total gastronomy?

Gastrectomy: Limits capacity and one will lose weight regardless of c or rt. Done properly, it is the acute effects, n&v/diarrhea. For expansive volumes, there may be an issue with loose bowels, but 'dumping syndrome' need to be differentiated. ...Read more

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What are some long term side effects of these chemo drugs, if you survive your cancer?

Which chemo?: It really depends on which chemo you will be receiving. There is a wide variety. Some can leave you with numbness in your fingers and toes, others contribute to infertility, and many contribute to a higher lifetime risk of developing new skin cancer with sun exposure. Your medical oncologist should be an excellent resource for this question. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of chemo and radiation permanent, or will they eventually go away?

Are the side effects of chemo and radiation permanent, or will they eventually go away?

Mostly go away: Side effects will usually improve and go away. However minor liveable changes may be permanent. Often patients may say they are not 100% back to normal but close. It depends on many factors and what has been exposed to how much radiation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Totally variable: Completely depends on which chemotherapy agents are being used (ex bleomycin vs. vincristine) Talk to your oncologist, and be selective when getting info from internet. Can start here: http://m.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/chemotherapy/understandingchemotherapyaguideforpatientsandfamilies/index Take care. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of chemotherapy, and how can these be managed?

Variable: There are many different chemo drugs, each with particular side effects so it is difficult to answer your question without knowing the specific drugs. Fatigue, nausea, hair loss, and low blood cell counts are seen with many but not all chemo drugs. The doc or nurse will usually teach the patient what to expect with the drugs they are getting, how to handle the side effects, and when to call. ...Read more

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Which side effects of chemo for gastric lymphoma for 78 yrs old can be expected?

Which side effects of chemo for gastric lymphoma for 78 yrs old can be expected?

Gastric lymphoma: There are 2 main types of gastric lymphoma: malt and diffuse large b cell (and a few other more minor types). The treatment for these can be very different so i can't tell you any more without knowing the type you are referring to. The leukemia and lymphoma society of america website has very good patient brochures discussing the different types of lymphoma and the side effects of chemotherapy. ...Read more