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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 scheduled to have chemotherapy. The doctor says it's AC and Taxol [or Taxotere]. What does that mean, exactly?   A. Among the five most common types of chemotherapies for breast cancer, AC is probably the MOST common drug combination given to women whose cancer hasn't spread to the lymph nodes. The treatment includes…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered I'm thinking of having my expanders… First of all, I'm sorry you're having to go through so much pain from the…

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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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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on chemo is causing fingertips, hands,feet… Catc, I'm sorry that you are still having this problem. After six…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Much needed help for chemo cycles I'm sorry to hear that your mom has breast cancer. As PJ points out, we aren't…

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