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What Are the Most Common breast cancer chemotherapy Drugs?

A: chemotherapy, a treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells in the body, is often used to treat breast cancer. There are numerous chemotherapy drugs which doctors might prescribe alone or in combination for patients with breast cancer. The most common breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are anthracyclines, taxanes, and cyclophosphamide. Patients with breast cancer commonly receive chemotherapy as an adjuvant therapy. chemotherapy is given in...


What Are the Most Common breast cancer chemotherapy Side Effects?

A: breast cancer chemotherapy side effects may include hair loss, mouth sores, infertility, and nausea. This form of cancer typically starts in the breast tissue and is either ductal or lobular carcinoma. During treatment to eradicate the cancer, the patient may be required to undergo chemotherapy. chemotherapy refers to a program where multiple chemicals are infused into the bloodstream in an attempt to kill the cancer-containing cells. During the process there are often various breast cancer


breast cancer chemotherapy

A: I agree with your oncologist! Your BIG worry is your cancer, not so much any side effects! (I"m brutally blunt & frank here but I"m not here to tell anyone anything but the truth!). Experience does show us that your chances are better (but no guarantees can be given unfortunately) if Taxotere treatment is added! So the answer to the cost/benefit question is yes unless you value your own life very little! In your situation you even have to accept some side effects unfortunately!...

breast cancer & chemotherapy after operation

A: She is welcome to contact me directly if she so wishes. But I do not understand Arabic so we have to communicate in English. Based on the information you have sent me I think that BOTH post surgical radiation therapy AND post surgical chemo therapy should be used here. I NEVER give any detailed advice here on chemo therapy since that MUST be the sole responsibility of the dr. in charge of the treatment! The patient is not helped by any advice by a not fully informed back seat driver! Since her tumour is also hormone receptor positive she should also have (anti) hormonal therapy. Good luck!...


I need help to lose 25lbs gained from breast cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

A: Hi Sassy, CONGRATULATIONS ON BEATING breast cancer! People like you are an inspiration to all of us here. After the hell you''ve been through, you deserve to have those 25 lbs gone! So let''s get to it. I''ll start off by saying, I have no real grasp of what chemotherapy does to your body, so everything should be double checked with a physician. I would imagine that your primary care physician could answer some basic questions for you regarding a weight loss regimen as well as your oncologist. I''m sure you are not the first person to try to lose weight post-chemotherapy. It certainly wouldn''t hurt to ask a professional for any tips for weight loss. Beyond that, let''s focus on the...

MUGA Heart Scan to Determine the Effects of breast cancer chemotherapy

A: MUGA Heart Scan MUGA heart scan for breast cancer chemotherapy is an important test for many breast cancer patients. The test is conducted to determine the ability of the heart to pump blood. The operating doctor may perform a multigated acquisition test (MUGA) prior to the chemotherapy treatment as well as after the treatment during follow-ups....


breast cancer chemotherapy Drugs

A: According to American cancer Society Stats, in 2007 approximately 40, 480 deaths were attributed to breast cancer. (Avery). Though it primarily affects women, men can also get breast cancer. breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are given in cycles of drug administration and body recovery, usually over the course of 3 to 6 months. (AMS) There are also many individual drugs and combinations of drugs that may be used....


The Development of Asthma After breast cancer chemotherapy

A: Asthma is a disorder characterized by the inflammation of the airways. Common symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Many environmental triggers such as exercise, animals and dust have all been well-established as initiators of asthmatic symptoms. However, recently certain cancer patients have been shown to be developing asthma after chemotherapy for breast cancer. While pulmonary toxicity is one of the most frequent non-hematologic toxicity associated with chemotherapy, with a reported incidence of 39%, a role of chemotherapy in the development of asthma has yet to be fully established....


Puppy Eyes Looks Like Cold In Them. What Can I Use. I Wash The Eyes Every Hour. Please Help. No Money Lost Job Over 2 Years Ago. Taking TREATMENTS FOR breast cancer. chemotherapy & 4 KINDS OF RADIATION. THEY PUT A PORT IN ME.MY DR''S?

A: I am so sorry you are having to go through all of that.  I can understand the money situation to.  Washing the eyes and then washing your hands is a very good start.  I don''t know how many days your dog has had it so it is hard to answer.  If it just started you can keep on with what you are doing and see if it better on it own because a large percentage of eye infections are viral and medications will not help.    If it does not get better after 3 or so days or it get worse you will have to go to the vet because it is probably bacterial and will not get better on its own and it could cause blindness.  Do not use any of your meds because so many are toxic for dogs or even certain breeds.  I hoped this helped...
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