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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% (2054 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful

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Taxol is used in conjunction with Carbo. Side effects include hair loss, ringing in the ears, and joint/ muscle aches.
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I have been diagnosed with MDS since Sept 2014 I was originally diagnosed with CLL in May 2010 had ITP Low Platelet Count in 2013. I had 6 months chemo for ITP and 9 months chemo for MDS. I have vetted for a bone marrow transplant however my numbers came up and so I am in a Watch Wait with MDS for now. I did suffer from ChemoBrain like symptoms in Jan 2016 and my B12 Blood Count went down by 200 points that month as well. Like everything with Cancer who knows why?
Oral Chemotherapy, TKI nilotinib (Tasigna).
beginning...cell count dropping as expected, blasts too
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.
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