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Can alcohol stop Chemo Working ?

Can alcohol stop
Chemo
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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 more

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Can i stop chemothapary (paliative maintainance chemo) l have no any more health problem after 15 cycle of chemo?

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

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What cream to help stop the numbness from chemo?

compound pharamcy: There are many treatment options for chemo-induced neuropathy and there is a combiantion cream that compound pharmacy can make. It depends to what chemo drug you have received. Talk to your oncologist and they can guide you. ...Read more

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My hair is still falling out after chemotherapy, how do I get it to stop?

My hair is still falling out after chemotherapy, how do I get it to stop?

Be patient: Many chemo regimens affect the rapidly dividing cells in the body ie bone marrow, lining of the gut, and the skin/hair. It will improve after the chemo is complete. ...Read more

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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%.

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 more

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When should someone stop chemotherapy for kaposi's sarcoma cancer?

When should someone stop chemotherapy for kaposi's sarcoma cancer?

When out of danger: Often no treatment is required. There is a slow-growing form mostly in older men. The more aggressive form is often secondary to immunosuppression and resolves in treatment of the underlying immune problem. ...Read more

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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

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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Can there be a product that can stop hair loss from chemo?

Can there be a product that can stop hair loss from chemo?

No: Sorry, but there are no drugs that can stop the hair loss from chemo. However, the good news is that your hair will grow back after you're done with chemo. When it starts growing back, you can use rogaine (minoxidil) if you like. ...Read more