Chemotherapy

What is Chemotherapy?

Treatment of disease by means of chemical substances or drugs; usually used in reference to neoplastic disease. Commonly termed for anti cancer medicines, is ideally applicable to antibiotics too.

Questions and answers on "Chemotherapy"

Sir, My wife had undergone chemotherapy four years before (when she was 26) she got married at 29. now she is 30. We have been trying to get preganant for last one year, but no result. her periods are normal. the only abormal symptom is that her body use to get hot (for seconds) quite often and come b ack to normal temeprature. Can she become pregnant. is it due to chemotherapy. I think she did chemotherapy for six months and did not had periods for i year.
                                                  

doctor1 MD

Thanks for posting your query to HCM.
To get pregnancy you require:
1 Normal semen analysis report .
2. normal uterus with patent tubes tested by Histosalpingography .
3.normal hormonal status of your wife :FSH,LH,TSH .
I want to know the cause for which your wife had taken chemotherapy for long...

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My husband just finished his first round of chemotherapy a few days ago, he has now developed a rash on his lower legs. It started as dark red slightly raised bumps on his right leg. Now the bumps on his right leg are filling with puss and he is starting to develop the rash on his left leg as well. They do not hurt or itch. None of the doctor's we've seen can tell us what they are.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query,
I am pleased to be able to assist you with your worry.
After looking at the image, the rashes can described (primary lesions) are diffused erythematous/red maculo-pustular (red macular and centralized pustular rashes). Given that they occurred shortly after...

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I am 65yrs and I,ve had polycaethaemia for 5 yrs untreated which is turning into AML I do not want chemotherapy as my life is hell as it is How long do I have to live

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im 19 years old and im going through chemotherapy for hodgkins lymphoma. i received chemo last monday and ever since, my port site has been red, swelled, EXTREMELY sore, tender, sensitive and hot to touch. it seems to be getting worse. i saw the day that i received chemo that the chemo had leaked but my doctor keeps dismissing this idea telling me this is impossible. what do you think?

doctor1 MD

Hello dear, thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your situation and problem.
You are mostly having thrombophlebitis at injection site.
Chemotherapy drugs are highly irritating in nature. You said, chemotherapy drug leaked through the port. This is the reason for thrombophlebitis....

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My brother is having carcinoma alveolus of lower mandible, advanced stage- in 2008- undergone surgery(mandibulectomy and vhemo radiotherapy. now recurrence in 2010 may again paliative chemotherapy given. now recurrence with bleeding tumour just above the ear. any medicine to heal the wound

doctor1 MD

Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
No treatment is able to cure the disease now. Palliative chemotherapy and radiotherapy is helpful. For bleeding wound botreophase/ vitamin k is helpful. He may havr bleeding due to low platelet count. Then platelet...

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Lately I ve been really tired all the time, and hot and then cold , and then hot and then cold. Then sometimes I feel like I m burning up but freezing at the same time. But my temperature has been normal this entire time (Which is 97.9, I run a little lower than normal.) I recently stopped taking my prescribed medications because over the spring I went through a handful of rounds of chemotherapy and I believe that my chemical make up has changed and my medicines aren t working, in fact they just make me worse. I don t really know what my question is I just don t understand why I feel this way.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
what is the disease you are suffering from?
what chemotherapy has been given to you?
how long your symptoms persists?
these information needs to be mentioned.

what are the medicines did you have stopped?
the query carries little information. Anyway chemotherapy can cause features said by you....

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My 20 mth old son who has down syndrome is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for his AML. After his first chemo cycle, he became hyper-active. He has been an active baby before but even more after the chemo treatment despite having a platelet count of 9. Is this part of the side effect of chemotherapy?
Zuryati

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in any protocol for leukemia in children steroids are included and a well known side effect of steroids that it can make the child energetic and hyperactive because of high metabolic rate , and the fact that his platelets are below 20 make him susceptible for serious injuries and risk if...

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I have four stage cancer and have been on chemotherapy for four years going on my five years now.Today my doctor has suggested to stop chemotherapy treatment because the cancer has progressed. He wants me to look to quality of life but if I wanted to still take chemotherapy he would allow it but doesn't feel it's doing any good now should I just stop the chemotherapy?

doctor1 MD

Since you are having fourth stage cancer and has been on chemotherapy for 4 years and the disease has still progressed i will advise u to stop chemotherapy.
Treatment at this stage should consist of only basic supportive care which will improve your quality of life.Continuing chemotherrapy will...

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my mother has left breast mastectomy recently and biopsy report confirmed as Infiltrating Duct Cell carcinoma and it is PT2 with no lymph node involvement all the 12nodes are negative. So please confirm whether my mother need further chemotherapy or not. Because my mother age is 50years and she is very weak. And I think she cannot bare the side effects of chemo. so, please give me any suggestions on this..?

doctor1 MD

Hi, Welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das
Yes your mother needs chemotherapy. But it is true that the side effects of chemotherapy is very bad.
So, the decision is in your hand. From medical point of view it is necessary to give chemotherapy to confirm total eradication.

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Have you heard of taking dipirydamole (cardoxin) concurrent with doxorubicin to prevent (circumvent) drug resistance or MDR? have you ever prescribed dipirydamole any of your patients taking this chemo drug? if so why not? Any other tricks up your sleeve to prevent or reverse this bane of chemotherapy called drug resistance or MDR? Looking foreward to your answer

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I am on my third weekly treatment of chemotherapy, and have 9 more weeks to go. I have never had digestion or reflux problems before, but I am experiencing constipation, gas, reflux and burping. Is there anything over the counter I can take, especially for reflux? Reflux has prompted vomiting, and I want to avoid that. I would rather not take ranitidine or additional prespecriptions if I can help it.

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i am a 55 years female radha rani, i am suffering from liver cancer since september 2009, getting treatment from rajeev gandhi cancer institute and research centre in delhi, in biopsy test it seems to have clear case of red cell carcinoma,then doctors decides to give chemotherapy. After completing six cycles of chemotherapy i have a pet scan and the spots are being smaller then before so the doctors are saying we are getting very good response. Now i am eating pill called thalex. But from last 20 days i am felling not well because the liver in shape is enlarged and from this i am not able to eat, symptoms are gas and baicheni. I have talk to doctors but they are saying these symptoms are not from the disease so go to some gastrologist. I am taking two pantocid tablets daily, please give me ur opinion or some name of the medicine. radha rani pls mail me at . YYYY@YYYY

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dear sir , my name is Viviane .. I m 25 years old . I m a doctor (recently graduated) .. my aunt had a granulosa cell tumor 5 years ago and she had TAH & BSO and took radiotherapy .. it recurred again a year ago when she had it removed again .. then this time about 4 months ago she complained of sever abdominal pain after meals when she did an ultrasound she found a large mass which now is compressing on the right ureter causing back pressure on the kidney .. she consulted several doctors ( gynecologists and oncologists ) they all recommend surgery but some recommend pre and post operative chemotherapy while the others said it s ineffective ..she is now very confused ..in fact , she dosn t want chemotherapy .. so if you please give us any advice , we would be very thankful ...

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My father is currently under going cancer treatment. Below is a brief summary of his ailment and the treatments undergone so far: Diagnosed with CA colon (2013) resected and followed by 12 cycles of FOLFOX . Solitary Lung Met after 1 year. Again...

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