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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
260
95%
Colon Cancer
172
92%
Ovarian Cancer
164
96%
Acute Myelogenous Leuke...
165
88%
Lung Cancer
143
84%
Overall, 89% (1986 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful
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Chemotherapy Reviews

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Working / Worked
She went for 4 Chemo sessions now and we though it worked but now her Lymph node that was much smaller started growing again. She also started getting new Chemo to help with the Cancer that spread to the bones but after that she hasnt been feeling well.
Working / Worked
8 treatments every 6 weeks, of vancrysten, susplatnent and ccnu (spelling may b off)
Working / Worked
I did CMF, 18 weeks. I hope it worked!
My friend show's no signs of AML but is in ICU with a tracheostomy, ventilation. His kidneys and liver were failing. The doctors called his family twice and told them he had 24 to 48 hours to live but he continues to live.
Working / Worked
Blood counts took a dive, needed blood transfusion. Very weak and nauseated. Hair fell out...all of it everywhere on my body.
Working / Worked
Cisplatin/Etopiside, 4 cycles. For vascular/lymphatic systemic invasion after tumor removed. 6 months post chemo......NED I am the side effect queen while on chemo. Horrible naseau, tinnitis and neuropathy among other side effects, but Im alive so Ill deal with it.
Working / Worked
Doesn't remember the name, would need to pull records
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.
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