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Understanding chemotherapy

Understanding chemotherapy

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Published by CancerBACUP in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cancer -- Chemotherapy -- Popular works.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[editor: Debbie Coats].
    GenrePopular works.
    ContributionsCoats, Debbie., CancerBACUP.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination55 p. :
    Number of Pages55
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16013425M
    ISBN 101901276902
    OCLC/WorldCa49740151

    These include: Before surgery or radiation therapy to shrink tumors. This is called adjuvent care. Chemotherapy Can Cause Side Effects Chemotherapy not only kills fast-growing cancer cells, but also kills or slows the growth of healthy cells that grow and divide quickly. Antitumor antibiotics are used to treat many different cancers.

    Destroy microscopic cancer cells that may remain after surgery or radiation. Kill cancer cells that may remain after surgery. A catheter connects the port to a large vein, most often in your chest. Ideally, conversations about hospice should begin when doctors become aware that they are running out of treatment options. Be extra careful during this time.

    Other studies have shown that breast cancer survivors who have a variant of the COMT genewhich influences how quickly the brain metabolizes dopamine, are at greater risk of cognitive impairment and that a variant of the BDNF gene can protect against chemotherapy-associated cognitive impairment. This means there is no sign of the cancer years after treatment. What can I do to lower my risk for infection? The period of time beginning 7—12 days after you finish each chemotherapy dose—and possibly lasting up to one week—is when you have the fewest white blood cells in your body. No matter where you go for chemotherapy, your doctor and nurse will watch for side effects and help you manage them.


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Understanding chemotherapy book

If you were diagnosed with cancer by an oncologist, usual treatment would be chemo or radiation therapy, where radioactive waves are used to destroy cancerous cells of tumors.

The use of high-energy radiation from x-rays, gamma rays, neutrons, protons, and other sources to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Credit: Arthur Toga, University of California, Los Angeles For decades, cancer survivors have described experiencing problems with memory, attention, and processing information months or even years after treatment.

The blurred front portion of the brain is associated with complex thought. This period varies slightly depending upon the chemotherapy drug, or combination of drugs, used.

Ahles said. A 3-week cycle may also be treatment given once every 3 weeks. Cancer patients get lots of TLC tender, love, and carelike lots of food and water, physical therapy, medicines, etc.

Ganz and her colleagues gave 53 breast cancer survivors and 19 matched healthy women a comprehensive neurocognitive test and took measures of mood, energy level, and self-reported cognitive functioning. Damage to healthy cells may cause side effects, such as mouth sores, nausea, and hair loss.

Ahles said that, although these are all small studies, together they point to imbalances or deficits in neurotransmitter activity as risk factors for cognitive impairment after cancer treatment, a conclusion that could have a variety of treatment implications.

You are female. How often and how long you get chemotherapy depends on: Your type of cancer and how advanced it is Whether chemotherapy is used to: Cure your cancer. Currently, antibody-based agents are used to treat breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, and several types of leukemia, but additional targeted therapies are being developed.

A course usually lasts 3 months or more. Some of the drugs in use are chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, carboplatin, thiotepa, and busulfan.

Chemotherapy may be given in several different ways, which are discussed below.

Understanding Cancer Therapy vs. Chemotherapy

Ideally, conversations about hospice should begin when doctors become aware that they are running out of treatment options. Of course, not all drugs work well for all cancers, and in many cases, a combination of chemotherapy drugs is the best course of treatment.

This is called continuous infusion chemotherapy. You may receive a combination of drugs, because this sometimes works better than only 1 drug. LinkedIn Understanding Hospice Care The purpose of hospice care is to maximize the quality of life for people in the last phases of a disease that cannot be cured.

If you do develop an infection during your chemotherapy treatment, it is important to know that it is not your fault!

Your nurse will put the needle in at the start of each treatment and remove it when treatment is over. Other drug treatments for cancer The traditional drugs used for chemotherapy are an important part of treatment for many cancers.Experiencing & Understanding Medical Oncology Our treatment rooms are designed for your comfort, but you might want to bring a book, DVD, portable MP3, or writing material.

You may also want to bring a blanket, as the rooms are typically cool, and if you’d like to bring a favorite pillow so that you can nap, you are welcome to do so. about chemotherapy, one of the main treatments for cancer.

Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that can be given in different ways and for various reasons. Understanding some facts about chemotherapy may help you to make decisions and cope better. Chemotherapy can cause different side effects in.

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 Treatment of chemotherapy on the liver Anatomy Honors, Period 6 Introduction Chemotherapy is known to have many negative side effects on all different parts of the body. Your hair falls out and your body becomes weak, but what effect does it have on your liver?

Understanding “Chemobrain” and Cognitive Impairment after Cancer Treatment

This paper explores the effects chemo has on a person by review of scientific articles and experiments. Understanding chemotherapy 5 About chemotherapy What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is a treatment using drugs that cure or control cancer.

Not all forms of cancer are treated by chemotherapy, as other treatments may work better. Also, some cancers are not sensitive to chemotherapy drugs and so are not used.

The drugs mainly used are cytotoxic. Taking part in one of our exciting events can be a fun and rewarding way to support Cancer Council SA. Gifts in wills. Leaving a gift in your will to a cause close to your heart is a wonderful way for your life to be celebrated. Donate in memory. Donating In Memoriam to Cancer Council SA can be a meaningful way to show support to the grieving.