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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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