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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, 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…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted Having Chemotherapy? What You Need to… Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy: these are the tools our…

01/05/16

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