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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

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Breast Cancer
263
95%
Colon Cancer
174
92%
Ovarian Cancer
165
96%
Acute Myelogenous Leuke...
166
89%
Lung Cancer
144
84%
Overall, 89% (1994 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful
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Chemotherapy Reviews

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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!!!
Working / Worked
worked!
Has worked in the past. Did not work enough this last time to be eligible for a 2nd transplant.
Working / Worked
Irritability, sleepiness, mental confusion and weight loss, but it did shrink the cancer enough for the surgeon to operate.
Working / Worked
had surgery to remove a 13 cm tumor, after surgery was put on gleevic, which I have to take for 3 years
Working / Worked
We are set to have the chemo port inserted and then will begin the chem a week later.
Chemo was well tolerated, I had some side effects (nausea a lot), but could be handled with medication, hair loss, fever for a few days, but mostly I was worried, not sure what was happening. Chemo did work however and am in remission now.
I achieved full remission after induction. Because of chromosomal abnormalities, I'm continuing chemo until a Stem Cell Donor is found.
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.
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