Chemotherapy

About "Chemotherapy"

The cancer treatment that uses drugs that prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing is called chemotherapy. It used before surgery or radiation therapy to shrink the tumor or after surgery to kill cancer cells left behind. The side effects of chemotherapy include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, infertility, loss of appetite, etc.

Related Terms: Cancer, Radiotherapy, Treatment Of Cancer, Biopsy, Metastasis, Breast Cancer, Radiation Therapy

Recently Answered Questions


My mother's chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer has been increased to 12 per week. Is that correct?
Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from breast cancer, and her treatment is going on. We have already done four chemotherapy with a gap of 21 days, but now instead the surgery doctor advised us to take 12 chemotherapy weekly. Please let me know the treatment that is going on is right or wrong?  Read Full »
Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah
Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy. So with chemotherapy, the size of the tumor is reduced significantly to make breast tumor operable. She has completed four cycles every 21 days, and now they will start the second phase of weekly chemotherapy (a new drug) for 12...  Read Full »
 
CA-125 test value is 13.32 U/ml after tumor removal. Is chemotherapy required?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife has undergone tumor removal surgery along with uterus and ovary removal a week back. CA-125 test value is 13.32 U/ml. The doctor has advised to undergo 4 to 6 sessions of chemotherapy based on the biopsy report and below impression: Sex cord- stromal tumor– granulosa ce...  Read Full »
Dr. Jatin Bhatia
Radiation Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I have a couple of questions. First and foremost, any other blood tests done, called as tumor markers, similar to CA 125, like AFP, bHCG, inhibin, estrogen? Based on the details provided...  Read Full »
 
After the first chemotherapy session for CLL, my dad has a persistent fever. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to enquire about my dad's health. He is 82 years old and has been having chronic lymphocytic leukemia for the past seven years. He had no symptoms other than the high blood cell count and was doing regular checkups every six months. Recently, his hemoglobin level dropped a...  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. You have mentioned in the history that the patient is having chronic lymphocytic leukemia. And the total count is high, as per history. So, chronic lymphocytic leukemia seems to be in the aggressive stage. Blood culture and other scan reports are normal as per hist...  Read Full »
 
Is it advisable to wait for chemotherapy to remove the main intestinal cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is suffering from intestinal cancer. It is a tumor and the tumor blocked his intestine. D2 is completely blocked and then today he had a surgery in which all the spreadings is removed. Stomach bypass is now done but the main tumor is not removed and they said it will be afte...  Read Full »
Dr. Rajesh Gulati
Family Physician

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. It was emergency surgery done to relieve the blockage, complete surgery will be done after chemotherapy because chemotherapy will further shrink the tumor and will make the surgery more feasible. Since surgery is done now, chemotherapy can be started only after healing ...  Read Full »
 
Having chemotherapy for stage IV invasive lobular carcinoma. Is it right?
Query: Hi doctor, The first case of cancer was on stage 3 ER+ invasive cancer of the left breast. Now, it is in stage IV invasive lobular carcinoma, with results of ER positive, PR positive, and HER2 with equivocal recurrent cancer. The site of disease is present on the abdominal lymph nodes and omentum w...  Read Full »
Dr. Varadarajan Kumar
Radiation Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is appropriate to use chemotherapy at this juncture. The HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) result is mentioned as equivocal. So please do a FISH test (fluorescence...  Read Full »
 
My father has severe diarrhea after chemotherapy for colon cancer. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My 43 years old father has colon cancer. He had undergone hemicolectomy laparoscopic surgery, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy with Xelox (Oxaliplatin and Capecitabine). I am here to ask you about the side effects of chemo that my father is experiencing from the first cycle...  Read Full »
Dr. Rakesh Mittal
Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Diarrhea could be due to surgery or chemotherapy or both. Normally, the patients should not have this much diarrhea. If it remains uncontrolled, you may have to stop chemotherapy for some days.Weight loss is common in this condition. After chemotherapy, he should be fine. A...  Read Full »
 
How to improve WBC count following chemotherapy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I am suffering from acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and I am going to finish my last chemotherapy. My WBC count has reduced due to discontinuation of GCSF. After the completion of chemotherapy session, how to recover WBC count? Please suggest me.  Read Full »
Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda
Hematologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. GCSF (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) is given for immediate recovery followed by chemotherapy as chemotherapy causes excessive suppression of the bone marrow. The body has its own mechanism to produce GCSF and it will take usually a few weeks to start producing an...  Read Full »
 
What do you think about GemCarbo chemotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been diagnosed with stage 4 adenocarcinoma. She was having trouble breathing due to pleural fluid buildup. As per our oncologist's suggestion we have started Gemcitabine-Carboplatin chemotherapy before 10 days. The suggested course of treatment is six cycles of chemothera...  Read Full »
Dr. Bharat Patodiya
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your anxiety. By the EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) not been successful, do you mean that the test was not positive for mutations or it could not be performed due to inadequacy of the sample? Please clarify. Starting EGFR inhibitors in the absenc...  Read Full »
 
Is it possible to start or continue chemotherapy at very low WBC counts?
Query: Hello doctor,I want to have an opinion about my daughter's (8 years old) chemotherapy treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I want to know that is it possible to start or continue chemotherapy at very low counts of WBC and WBC differential.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is having B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In that case, to induce remission, induction chemotherapy should be given to restore normal bone marrow. After induction, maintenance chemotherapy also to be given. Your total count might be low because of che...  Read Full »
 
I suddenly developed loss of speech during chemotherapy. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a breast cancer patient. During post-surgery chemotherapy, I suddenly developed loss of speech. I have already consulted a neurologist, please find the attached reports. I want a second opinion. Please help me.  Read Full »
Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with diligence, and I would like you to know that I am here to help you. There is a clot in one of the blood vessels in the brain. So, there is no blood supply to that area. Becaus...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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