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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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  Question: I was hoping to avoid it, but no such luck: I have to have chemotherapy. What's this CMF the doctor says I'll be having?   Answer: CMF is an acronym for the three-drug "cocktail" you'll be getting. The three drugs are cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan); methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex); and fluorouracil…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Weight gain after breast cancer This is a tough one, PG - and I'm sorry you're going through it. While tamoxifen doesn't…

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