Chemotherapy isn't good for you. So when you feel bad, as I am feeling now, you think, 'Well that is a good thing because it's supposed to be poison. If it's making the tumor feel this queasy, then I'm OK with it - Christopher Hitchens
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When you hear the word chemotherapy what immediately comes to mind? Cancer. Bald. Nausea. Vomiting. Infusions. Sterility. Bone Pain? Upon hearing that word, most people jump to the same conclusions, with the same general consensus on how chemo works, who receives it, and what side effects it has on the body. The truth is chemotherapy isn’t only for cancer patients, and affects each patient differently depending on how it is used.
Chemotherapy is a widely used class of drugs to treat many different disorders including, but not limited to: cancers, blood disorders, and a plethora of autoimmune diseases. Similarly it can be administered in many different forms: intravenously, topically,…
Every patient receiving chemotherapy has a heavy load on their shoulders whether it be for cancer, lupus, scleroderma, MS, PNH, or any other illness. We are all warriors just trying to win back our bodies.
I hope my A to Z guide of all things “C” provides some useful tips to get you through treatment and surgery – or at the very least reassures you that you are not alone and that it is all doable.
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Chemotherapy is a major tool in the fight against cancer. This site tries to explain the kinds of chemotherapy, what the medicines do, and how they are administered.
When cancer treatment includes chemotherapy, patients have many questions. For the information and support that you will need, start your journey here.
The Cocktails and Chemo Foundation’s mission is to create a support network for the often forgotten caregivers of cancer patients by providing one-of-a-kind care packages.
Welcome to RivkA's online Coffee & Chemo Cafe discussing Life, the Universe, and Me.
The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is among the foremost international journals in antimicrobial research. Our readership includes representatives of academia, industry and health services, and includes those who are influential in formulary decisions.
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Breast Cancer Treatment...ABRAXANE uses albumin, a human protein, to deliver the chemotherapy. It does not contain chemical solvents, like Cremophor. This eliminates the need for premedication with steroids or antihistamines for hypersensitivity reactions caused by these solvents.
A Anti-Cancer Drugs reports both clinical and experimental results related to anti-cancer drugs, and welcomes contributions on anti-cancer drug design, drug delivery, pharmacology, hormonal and biological modalities and chemotherapy evaluation.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy is a major forum exclusively devoted to antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents and chemotherapy. It is also a key source for microbiologists, pharmaceutical researchers, biochemists, pharmacologists, clinicians, and other specialists in infectious diseases.
AVASTIN, in combination with intravenous 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy, is indicated for first- or second-line treatment of patients with metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum and in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel, is indicated for first line treatment of patients with unresectable, locally advanced, recurrent or metastatic non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer.
This easy-to-read guide explains chemotherapy (chemo) at a basic level.
We have information about chemotherapy, chemotherapy side effects, chemotherapy drug and breast cancer chemotherapy.
ERBITUX (Cetuximab), in combination with radiation therapy, is indicated for the treatment of a certain type of locally or regionally advanced head and neck cancer.
FASLODEX is a hormonal treatment for hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women whose breast cancer has recurred or progressed following treatment with an antiestrogen, such as tamoxifen.
Lupron Depot belongs to a class of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists. It is used to decrease the body's production of specific hormones, natural chemicals that influence the behavior of certain cells.
The section is divided into sections about how the treatment works, how it is given and how to deal with some of the more common side effects.
Chemotherapy and You is written for you - someone who is about to receive or is now receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Your family, friends, and others close to you may also want to read this book. This book is a guide you can refer to throughout your chemotherapy treatment. It includes facts about chemotherapy and its side effects and also highlights ways you can care for yourself before, during, and after treatment.
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TARCEVA monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer after failure of at least one prior chemotherapy regimen.TARCEVA in combination with gemcitabine is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with locally advanced, unresectable or metastatic pancreatic cancer.
XELODA is a chemotherapy that's proven to fight certain types of cancer. XELODA is the first FDA-approved oral chemotherapy for the treatment of both metastatic breast and colorectal cancers.
ZEVALIN, as part of the ZEVALIN therapeutic regimen, is indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory low-grade, follicular, or transformed B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), including patients with Rituximab-refractory follicular NHL.
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