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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 having FEC chemotherapy, which all I know involves three barely pronounceable words. What is it?A. Have you heard about FEC in the news? Well, that’s the Federal Election Commission, reporting on political finagling. Your FEC stands for fluorouracil (5FU); epirubicin (Ellence); and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan). Don’t…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered how long does chemo and the side… Patty, thank you for sharing your experience with chemo.  You are so right…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Arimidex side effects-mental and… Judy, definitely talk with your oncologist about the side effects. My…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: New… This idea of adaptive randomization is good news for everyone who needs or…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Hi...I m stage 3a breast cancer. Will b… Vumi, I had FEC - and like Phyllis, I'm here 12 years later, healthy and…

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