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When Chemo Stops Working
See below.: While most chemo drugs are not directly affected by alcohol, certain chemo drugs such as procarbazine, etc may have increased toxicity when alcohol is used. Alcohol can also interfefere premedication, cause dehydration, and decrease liver function essential for drug metabilism and detox. Thus, I generally advise that alcohol be avoided during the chemo except small amount. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i stop chemothapary (paliative maintainance chemo) l have no any more health problem after 15 cycle of chemo?
D/w oncologist: I do not think anybody can answer your question. It would beultimately up to you and your doctor whether you should continue or discontinue your palliative chemo. Discuss with your oncologist and tell your doctor if you want to have a break. Ideally, maintanance chemo is given as long as patient tolerates and as long as the cancer continues to repond to therapy. However, it is also your decision. ...Read more
Glioblastoma and its a primal tumor. The va wants to operate again otherwise they will stop chemo. He's already had 1operation and the removed 80%.
Your question is??: Gliobastoma (gbm) is a primary malignant tumor. Treatment is maximal safe removal, radiation and temodar (temozolomide). If there is recurrence, or failure of response to the radiation/chemotherapy, consider re-operation to remove more tumor. This would then be followed with a different type of chemotherapy. There are also now vaccine trials, and the use of the electric field device (now fda approved). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thx dr harsell. The liver met is 8cm and 7 cm, person at present weak and no appetite . Can anything b done to the mets to stop bilirubin going up ? Not now suitable for chemo
Liver mets: Single liver mets can be resected surgically and improve survival. A few mets can sometimes be treated with RFA (radio-frequency ablation) if a person is a potential transplant recipient or highly symptomatic. Per-cutaneous drainage of dilated bile ducts might also reduce symptoms. Maybe hospice care could be consulted for other end of life options. ...Read more
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