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Suffering from lung cancer sarcoma stage 4. Taking medication. Is it chemotherapy?

hi doctor, my father is suffering from lung cancer sarcoma stage 4 , he is prescribed with the following medication.
emset 8mg decadron 8mg, rantac amt 4, zoldronic acid 4mg in 100ml NS 1/2 hr, solumedrol 500 mg in NS 3hr(sos)
plain RL 1 pint the drugs to be continues once in 3 weeks upto 12 fraction.
i'm wondering is it chemotheraphy?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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From the medications you have written ;it seems your father is not receiving any chemotherapy.He is receiving medicines to palliate his symptoms.
The medications are:
Emset(Ondensetron) is used for the prevention of nausea and vomiting
Decadron(Dexamethasone):Is a gluco-corticoid(steroid)
Rantac:(Ranitidine) is from the histamine-2 blockers family and works by decreasing the acid secretion in the stomach.
Zoledronic acid; Bisphosphonate used to prevent skeletal fractures in patients with cancers
Solumedrol: Another steroid drug.

Discuss with your oncologist regarding chemotherapy.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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