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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% (1970 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful

Chemotherapy Reviews

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Working / Worked
A nightmare. But mostly, I slept through the whole thing. While awake, I helped kids younger than me get through it.
It seems to be working. He completed induction and is in remission.
Working / Worked
Low dose once a week for 6 weeks.
Working / Worked
My husband went through chemo and it worked so far he had no side effects. :)
Worked on AML not MDS
Works but makes me nauseous during.
Working / Worked
I did 3 rounds of chemo. I would spend 4 hours at the clinic and then wear a machine home that administered chemo for another 7 days. The last round I began to vomit and couldn't stop so they removed it 2 days early. Never did another round. I was on 5-FU and Cisplatin. Side effects were vomiting and thin hair. That I know of.
What's there to say. It was awful, but required to achieve remission and go to transplant. I guess they have to fight fire with fire.
I did well with my induction and second induction and 1st consolidation treatment, it was afterwards when my platelets dropped very low and I began bleeding from every where.
In remission, minimal effects
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