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Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. In its modern-day use, it refers primarily to cytotoxic drugs used to treat cancer. more at Wikipedia

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Overall, 89% (2031 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful

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I was admitted to the hospital on 8/04/15 and diagnosed with AML on 08/06/15. Chemotherapy was started right away. 1st Induction (3+7) phase was successful. BMB showed no residual cancer cells. I am currently in complete remission since 8/21/15. I broke out in hives during the treatment, apparently allergic reaction to Allopurinol med that was discontinued. No other side effects except loss of appetite. I was discharged 8/21/15, less than 3 weeks since I did so well with the treatment.
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A had a combination ofCarboplatin and Paclitaxel and presume I tolerated the drugs well since I made it through the regimen (# cycles before operation & 3 after) without experiencing a delay due to adverse affects.
Constipation, hair loss, fatigue, neuropathy, muscle weakness.
2 kinds of chemo administered Cytarabine and Daunorubicin. Had Cytarabine for 24 hours a day round the clock for a week, plus at the same time getting Cytarabine also got Daunorubicin for first three days.
It worked both bringing into remission and for PBSCT. He had a lot of nausea! After first couple of days, started walking around the halls. That helped build back his strength.
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this treatment is making me very sick from the side effectsi have a high fever aches in my joints and some nausea.
I had a fever, diarrhea, and nausea for one 2 days. I lost 20 pounds.
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First week had bad nausea and diarrhea. Fatigue was the my main issue after that.. just not feelin good.
It hurt a lot and it almost killed me several times, but I made it!!!!
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Had Taxol/ Carboplatin for 6 months and it worked then but cancer returned 18 months later.... Have great fatigue for 2 or 3 days after chemo and also have severe constipation... Yuck!!!
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