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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 wish it weren’t so, but I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes, and I need to have chemotherapy. The doctor says I’ll be getting EC. What does that mean? What’s in store for me? A. EC stands for epirubicin (Ellence) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), the two drugs that will team up to attack your…

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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…

05/09/15

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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…

04/19/15

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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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Been There, Done That: Insider Tips for… Thanks for adding your good advice here, Phyllis. We all have different…

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