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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
171
92%
Ovarian Cancer
163
96%
Acute Myelogenous Leuke...
163
88%
Lung Cancer
143
84%
Overall, 89% (1979 Members) find Chemotherapy helpful
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Chemotherapy Reviews

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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.
Working / Worked
So far its been good. Im set for my 4th chemo next week because I had to have a neulasta shot. It was a stinger...the only side effects Ive had so far is joint pain mainly in knees and ankles that last a few days then Im good till next treatment. The second set of side effects has been numbness in finger tips and toes but its tolerable and of course the hair loss.
Currently in remission and awaiting BMT.
After two inductions on my first hospitalization (Aug/Sept 2011) I went into remission. I had several more inpatient chemo treatments and so far so good.
Working / Worked
proton therapy
Working / Worked
After 4 months, PET scan showed no cancer. It's gone or is microscopic. Scan to be done every 3 months.
Working / Worked
Awful
Working / Worked
Chemo commenced 13 Feb 2013: Epirubicin, Cisplatin and Flurouricil by infusion (porta-cath). Epirubicin discontinued after 6 cycles, flurouracil infusion changed to Xeloda tablets after 8 cycles. All tumors shown to be reduced in size at each CT scan. Side effects: hair loss, nausea, exhaustion, peripheral neuropathy, hand-foot syndrome, constipation, diarrhea.
Working / Worked
High dose chemotherapy (1 every 3 weeks) for six months. Rushed into hospital a couple of times with 0 count, side-effects: sore hands and feet, struggled with eating in the last couple of months.
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