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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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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.
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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.
The doctors told us that the heavy doses of chemo would take her near death and then they would work as hard as they could to bring her back but that she would need to fight hard.
Working / Worked
Really good response. Tolerance of chemo with minimal side effects. PET results are encouraging
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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.
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