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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 worry, there…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I have stopped taking arimidex.. How… Joanne, I'm so sorry to hear what you're going through. I had that same…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on New to the community Lucy, we are glad you came here with your questions.  There may be a particular reason in your…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered How long do chemo and the side effects… Patty, thank you for sharing your experience with chemo.  You are so…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Arimidex side effects-mental and… Judy, definitely talk with your oncologist about the side effects. My…

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