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Side effects to chemo. He's being treated for colon cancer stage 4.?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depends on chemo

The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the chemos involved.
In general bone marrow suppression (bms) causing lower red blood cells (rbcs) with anemia, lowered wbcs with increased risk of infection, and lowerd platelets with increased risk of bleeding. Oxalipaltin ("o" in folfox) can cause numbness or cold induced nerve pain. Irinotecan ("i" in folfiri) causes diarrhea. Etc...

In brief: Depends on chemo

The side effects of chemotherapy depend on the chemos involved.
In general bone marrow suppression (bms) causing lower red blood cells (rbcs) with anemia, lowered wbcs with increased risk of infection, and lowerd platelets with increased risk of bleeding. Oxalipaltin ("o" in folfox) can cause numbness or cold induced nerve pain. Irinotecan ("i" in folfiri) causes diarrhea. Etc...
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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In brief: Many

There are many regiments to treat colon cancer.
Types of side effects vary with type of chemo and dose. Most common are nausea, vomiting, pain, diarrhea, fatigue, hair loss etc. Need to discuss with oncologist.

In brief: Many

There are many regiments to treat colon cancer.
Types of side effects vary with type of chemo and dose. Most common are nausea, vomiting, pain, diarrhea, fatigue, hair loss etc. Need to discuss with oncologist.
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