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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

Treatment Success Rate

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Condition Members Success
Breast Cancer
267
95%
Colon Cancer
176
91%
Ovarian Cancer
167
96%
Acute Myelogenous Leuke...
181
88%
Lung Cancer
147
84%
Overall, 89% (2039 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful
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Chemotherapy Reviews

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beginning...cell count dropping as expected, blasts too
Yes Its well worked. She was in CR from 5 and Half years.
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.
Working / Worked
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.
Working / Worked
I think she developed CIPN afterwards, chemo and radiation worked, but so many issues afterwards. It's been about 8 years since she's had it, but lately, in the past 4 years, things have declined, and think she has this after-effects of Chemotherapy.
Working / Worked
Lately, for the past 4 years, her health has declined drastically - we think she has CIPN. Looking for answers.
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.

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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.
Working / Worked
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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