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Chemotherapy kills cancer cells in the body. Patients usually undergo chemotherapy in conjunction with surgery and radiation therapy. Chemo drugs are administered by IV, injection, or oral medication.  Combinations of drugs are the most effective in attacking cancer cell. Side effects of chemotherapy include nausea, vomiting, hair loss and fatigue.

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Q. I’m having FEC chemotherapy, which all I know involves three barely pronounceable words. What is it?A. Have you heard about FEC in the news? Well, that’s the Federal Election Commission, reporting on political finagling. Your FEC stands for fluorouracil (5FU); epirubicin (Ellence); and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). Don’t…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Chemo FAQS: TCH (Taxotere, Carboplatin,… Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and mouth sores are just a few of the…

10/08/13

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Hot and Humid, Cold and Clammy: Flashes… Thaks so much for taking the time to add your feedback here. Hot flashes…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, posted Halaven May Be Better Drug for Some… In 2012 a trial found that the new cancer drug Halaven (eribulin…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Nervous about chemo Steph, don't assume that each treatment will be the same.  You may have fewer problems next…

09/10/13

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