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What Is The Best Way To Prevent Chemo And Radiotherapy Induced Fatigue
Radiation oncology is a field of study in which a person specializes in radiation therapy, a treatment in which the patient is exposed to high energy waves or particles such as gamma rays, proton rays, or neutron rays that penetrate his body to destroy cancer cells, or prevent cancer cells from reproducing. A doctor of this specialty ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: The risk factors for tia, stroke, heart disease, vascular disease are the same as most cancers. Lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, treating diabetes, increased cardiovascular exercise. Also, eating a more mediterranean based diet and fish can also lower your risk. If you smoke, quit. That said adrenal cancer is rare overall. ...Read more
The one that works : The best medicine will be the one that works for you. There are plenty of antimausea medication- from compazine, reglan, phenergan, (promethazine) ondansetron, steroids etc. Ginger also can help prevent/treat nausea. The most important here is for you to be proactive - take it before you vomit. Once you vomit- it will be hard for you to swallow any medication. Talk to your doc to give you any of the above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment ?
What is the best nutrition?
Is there something I could do to prevent permanent damage?
Can take months: CONCUSSION leads to cellular level injury to the brain and the injury requires that you really rest your brain well until completely back to normal. The best nutrition is that rich in the antioxidants including fruits and vegetables, and well balanced diet. Most important is resting your brain. That includes limiting cognitive as well as physical strain. Make sure to sleep enough and regularly ...Read more
Healthy diet: She should eat healthy which means avoiding too much of animal fats. She can eat an equal amount of carbs (pasta and starches) and proteins like eggs and low fat dairy. As long as her weight is in the normal range there is not much to worry about. Just a balanced meal is what she needs to consume.F. ...Read more
??: Not sure i get your question. You may want to clarify. ...Read more
LACK OF APPETITE AND EXTREME FATIGUE AFTER RADIATION AND TEMODAR (temozolomide) FOR GBM IS THIS COMMON AND WHAT IS TO BE DONE TO HANDLE IT?
SX's of cancer RX: Yes, unfortunately, these symptoms often plague patients under treatment for various cancers. Appetite stimulants can be given for example progestational agents (e.g. megestrol acetate 160-180 mg BID), corticosteroids (e.g. Decadron (dexamethasone) 4 mg/day or prednisone 10-20 mg/day), and cannabinoids (dronabinol 5-20 mg/day). Nausea should be treated as well as pain. A nutritional consult. Exercise as tolerated ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Give it time: Know that anxiety after breast cancer is very common! interact with other survivors through an exercise group, support group, or by volunteering. Find a doctor who will really listen to your concerns. And be gentle with yourself. You have faced life and death, and you will always be changed by the experience. Your anxiety is normal, and it will lessen with time. Peace and healing to you! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Slow: Diet and exercise appear to have benefit in various cancers. Most data is in breast cancer. However, while on chemo, start slowly. I would suggest walking as tolerated. Focus on getting through chemo, then consider a personal trainer or post-cancer group to help you gradually acclimate to exercise and work on diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet: I assume emaciation would be the result of loss of appetite secondary to chemotherapy and or radiation. This can be compensated by taking Progesterone (megace) for improving appetite or complete B by mouth and if necessary hyperalimentation given IV daily to increased caloric intake. ...Read more
Mostly vegetarian: Vegetarians have about a 50% lower risk of cancer so minimizing meat reduces risk; a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts & seeds & low in saturated & trans fats will reduce cancer risk. Many specific foods like berries, broccoli, green tea & turmeric reduce risk. See http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_diet_cancer_prevention.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many approaches!: A burst of Adrenalin helps activate anyone. A five minute burst of intense activity can help. Caffeine in coffee, theophylline in tea, and guarani in herbal preps can help. If these do not work: two more options! buproprion-xl or the use of Provigil /nuvigil can help . Avoid amphetamines and Ritalin (methylphenidate) like drugs. These will not help arthritis sx, or inprobe sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever Blisters: If you are getting fever blisters on a regular basis you should see your family doctor or dermatologist to go on medication. We have several medicines we can give you to make them go away faster or keep you from getting them. You can take these pills every day tp prevent getting a fever blister. ...Read more
It depends...: Vaginal cancer treatment can depend on size of tumor and whether or not it is suspected to have spread to lymph nodes or other sites in the pelvis. If it is caught early enough and once the pathologist reports on the extent of disease, you should talk with your gyn-oncologist on appropriate, specific treatment for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : There are thousands of different types of cancer, each with different patterns of response to radiation and the many chemotherapeutic agents available at different stages. Hodgkin's, embryonal cell carcinoma, childhood leukemia, wilms tumor, and neuroblastoma are all cured more often than not by chemo. There are other cancers it doesn't touch, or for which it may be overused. ...Read more
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