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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
257
95%
Colon Cancer
168
92%
Ovarian Cancer
158
96%
Acute Myelogenous Leuke...
155
88%
Lung Cancer
142
85%
Overall, 89% (1944 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful
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Chemotherapy Reviews

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Working / Worked
6 year survivor
Achieved remission after initial induction May 2013. Two infections. Was in the hospital for 5 weeks. Generally tolerated the chemo well. Received platelet and red blood transfusions off and on (about 4-5 each).

Four rounds of consolidation chemo with high dose Ara-C

Relapsed December 2013.
It worked. The had to keep kick-starting my immune system and I had lots of blood transfusions. I had various side effects and at one point was taking five meds, each one to offset the side effects of the one prior. With all of that going on there was so much drama that I stopped watching cable. ;-)
Working / Worked
1 week left of Chemo/Radiation treatmnet. Then tests and surgery. Very few side effects from chemo itself.
Working / Worked
Yes, it worked!! No major side effects, no energy low blood count, sick on my stomach!! Loss of appetite at times.
Working / Worked
appartly did not work as cancer has returned
Induction almost killed me with intestinal sepsis that lead to emergency surgery and a week in ICU. But I made it :)
Working / Worked
Nauseating.
Working / Worked
Kicked my butt both times! Lol first time it was the Stanford 5 and I dont remember what it was the 2nd time. I puked. Alot.
he said it is starting to work white blood cell count is up but red blood cell count is way down due to him bleeding
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