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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, posted Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: Enjoying…   Undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer brings an array of…

07/27/16

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted Immunotherapy: the New Chemotherapy? Credit: Thinkstock   Chemotherapy is devastating.   Perhaps the most…

04/21/16

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Chemotherapy and Your Heart: Beware… Great overview, PJ, of heart issues to think about when deciding on cancer…

02/04/16

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Triple Negative Breast Cancer: … So often we are writing about research that may pay off far in the future, so I…

01/12/16

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