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Is it possible to die from chemotherapy?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: YES.

Chemotherapeutic agents can and do have significant toxicities and can lead to death.
So (1) see a reallly good oncologist and (2) reseach carefully what the outcomes are from the agents being used. This is a highly regulated area of medicine - much knowledge is out there. The difficulty, at time, s is that the choices between alternate therapies is confusing. See a good oncologist...

In brief: YES.

Chemotherapeutic agents can and do have significant toxicities and can lead to death.
So (1) see a reallly good oncologist and (2) reseach carefully what the outcomes are from the agents being used. This is a highly regulated area of medicine - much knowledge is out there. The difficulty, at time, s is that the choices between alternate therapies is confusing. See a good oncologist...
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Chemotherapy

Yes. Although we are much better at treating the side effects of chemotherapy than we used to be able to do, a patient can still die from infection, bowel perforation or another complication.

In brief: Chemotherapy

Yes. Although we are much better at treating the side effects of chemotherapy than we used to be able to do, a patient can still die from infection, bowel perforation or another complication.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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