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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
258
95%
Colon Cancer
169
92%
Ovarian Cancer
162
96%
Acute Myelogenous Leuke...
161
88%
Lung Cancer
143
84%
Overall, 89% (1969 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful
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Chemotherapy Reviews

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Mostly VinCrystine
He is on a periodical set up by Rady Children's Hospital (where he is treated) and St. Jude
Working / Worked
not one i enjoyed but im still alive lol
Lucky enough to achieve remission during induction.
Working / Worked
2007 Carboplatin/Taxol 6 cycles. 2012 Cisplatin/Navelbine 1 cycle due to side effecgts of Cisplatin. Regime was changed to Carboplatin/Navelbine for 3 more cycles with final treatment on May 24, 2012!
Occasional extreme fatigue, but generally not too unpleasant or difficult.
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holoxan&mezna was part of my 3rd treatment , it was very agressive , suffered from nausia ,hair loss , fatigue but it worked and cured me to 100% remission with no relapses
Working / Worked
Awful and I can't wait until it's all over!
The vomiting, nausea, and hair loss has really destroyed my self confidence and even some of my will power.
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It was the most horrible experience. I barely made it through. The last half, I was vomiting before,during and after.
Working / Worked
With my son, he tolerated Avastin well. His treatments were only to slow the tumor down. There is no cure or operation for it.
Working / Worked
Haven't started yet. but will be taking Taxol and cisplatin.
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