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What To Expect After Chemo
Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more
Wow: No way we can answer this. Infusion protocols vary depending on the chemo. Side effects also depend on the type of chemo and how sick the patient is to begin with. Your oncologist will be able to answer this better. Do remember, attitude is important. If you go to therapy convinced you will be sick, you WILL be sick. Hope you do very well. ...Read more
Having tot bladder surgery what will happen during and after op how long to recover what should I expect?
Bladder surgery: Operation is uneventful, requires 23 hrs stay take easy for a week, it has high rate of success. ...Read more
Change therapy: Ca 19.9 is not a diagnostic marker. It should only be used for monitoring purposes after a diagnosis of colon or pancreatic cancer is made. A decrease in this marker signifies a response to treatment and an elevation in this marker after treatment was started signifies failure to respond. Discuss with oncologist what is the next approach to be employed. ...Read more
It depends: There are many, many chemotherapy drugs and combinations. Radiation may be administered to different parts of the body. It depends on the chemotherapy drugs and the site radiation will be administered to that will determine the types of effects that may be encountered. ...Read more
Depends: Where the avm was, how large it was, and what problems it was causing you. In the lung, avms can result in large amounts of blood being shunted through the lung without oxygen. Embolization or radio surgery can close these shunts which might improve exercise tolerance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moderate pain: For 2-3 days, transverse scar about 7 inches long, loss of breast mound, plastic drain tubes for about five days less painful to remove than one may expect, grieving process ranging from minimal to severe, significant amelioration with reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quick Recovery: Most patients experience only a small amount of pain and bloating in the immediate recovery period. The procedure is generally tolerated very well. Some people with have a sore throat, nausea or vomiting and a very small number will develop pancreatitis as a result of the procedure, but this complication is relatively unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excellent move: A good therapist is a competent friend who will put you at ease as you look at things about your life and thinking that are uncomfortable. You'll get the courage and insight to learn new behaviors and attitudes. Avoid therapists who urge you to place blame or be angry; embrace those who will help you understand your past while you move to a brighter future. Work hard, be brave! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am about to undergo radiation therapy after a prostatectomy. What side effects, if any, can I expect?
Bladder and bowel : We use radiation therapy following prostatectomy for several reasons. But the side effects are the same. Irritation of the lower urinary tract with frequency and urgency are common as well as some potential discomfort with urination. Also there may be some change in bowel movements that can usually be controlled with diet. Fatigue is common but can be combatted with some regular exercise. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Having ACL surgery tomorrow. How long is the recovery? When will I be able to play soccer? What to expect after surgery?
Parathyroidectomy: I am assuming this is for primary hyperparathyroidism. If you are having symptoms that could be caused by this condition like fatigue or body pains these could improve within days of having surgery. If your doctor thinks your not having symptoms you may not feel any different. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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