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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% (1944 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful

Chemotherapy Reviews

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Working / Worked
Haven't started yet. but will be taking Taxol and cisplatin.
Working / Worked
I went through chemo treatment (cisplatin) while undergoing external and internal radiation treatments. So far, I am still cancer free. The main side effects were extreme nausea (managed through strong anti-nausea medication), and fatigue that became more pronounced in the last few weeks of my treatment.
Working / Worked
Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, lymph node dissection, hysterectomy, 8 rounds chemo- Taxol, adriamycin, and cytoxan
2 weeks after my first chemo round.
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still on chemotherapy for maintenance
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Had to stop at 10 treatments due to toxicity and then neuropathy.
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Nausea Mouth Sores Low blood counts
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I had chemo. N it made me sick. N I mite have to take again.
Working / Worked
Hairloss, severe neuropathy and nausea.
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  4. Advice: Starting chemotherapy
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