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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
265
95%
Colon Cancer
175
92%
Ovarian Cancer
166
96%
Acute Myelogenous Leuke...
174
89%
Lung Cancer
146
84%
Overall, 89% (2014 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful
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Chemotherapy Reviews

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starting soon for my father
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chemo involved 5-FU, Avastin , Oxaliplatin, Leucovorin, and Xeloda. tolerated well. six treatments prior to surgery, 12 more after surgery
I've done the induction phase and it got me into remission. I developed some nausea and sores on my hands, but the side effects weren't too bad. Lost my hair, but that's par for the course.
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Went well for me with little discomfort with the exception of "Long bone" pain about third day after treatment.
Working / Worked
He did OK, one bout of diverticulitis
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Optic nerve was damaged from Proptosis I had 2 doses of rutuxin and within 3 months saw significant changes stopped the progression of disease
Working / Worked
Just started chemotherapy on October 29 2013. My CA125 is over 10,000.
Working / Worked
hatred comes to mind. There has to be a better way of dealing with cancers.
Working / Worked
Presently recieving Paclitaxel and Carboplatin intraveniuosly. Seems to be helping. Once a week for 5 weeks w/ rad.
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Discussions

  1. Advice: Chemotherapy and BMT
    Hello all, I've joined the group and I am pleased to see so much positivity displayed throughout other discussions. Two years ago I was diagnosed w... [More]
  2. Advice: Starting chemotherapy
    Hi nurse- I've been on chemo for 2.5 years (chemo tabs taken daily) and am also taking bipolar meds (Lamictal, Celexa, Risperdal, Klonopin). I've ... [More]
  3. Advice: Starting chemotherapy
    I'm so sorry you're having to go through this... I haven't been but I just wanted to give you a great big hug...xo [More]
  4. Advice: Starting chemotherapy
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