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    Chemotherapy Body

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    Chemotherapy is the administration of chemicals into the body in an attempt to cure/lessen the severity of cancer in living organisms. Chemotherapy is always given with a curative intent, but that cannot always be promised to the patient, so sometimes it is given to relieve symptoms that the patients are experiencing or to improve their overall quality of life.1 While chemotherapy is used as an agent to try to rid individuals of their cancer, it is essentially slowly killing them. The chemicals used

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    treatment can be administered as a single agent or in combination (combination chemotherapy). It is known that the combination works better because different drugs work by different mechanisms and thus decreasing the chance of developing of resistant cancer cells. Also, combination allows the use of each drug at its optimal dose without side effects that can’t be tolerated by the patient. Sometimes combination chemotherapy is used to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. As many things in this

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    Negatives Of Chemotherapy

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    treatments, like chemotherapy, have been developed to combat and reduce the prevalence of this life threatening illness. Chemotherapy is the use of combined drugs to eliminate the aggressive growth of cancerous cells. Chemotherapy can be used numerous ways, all working towards stopping the growth of cancer cells. However, what is not accounted for are the societal factors resulting from cancer and its treatment. Specifically, the societal economic ramifications of chemotherapy treatment. As described

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    Chemotherapy treatment is a series of drugs which is administered to a patient who has cancer. Although decision of the treatment is usually left up to parents when it comes to their children, adolescents should be given the chance to have the final say of whether or not it is something they would like to pursue. Providing the adolescents with the appropriate resources and information in regards to chemotherapy treatment can aid them in making a decision which is best for them. The same kinds of

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    Chemotherapy In Children

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    children and adults and chemotherapy, how the cancer formed in the body, and getting diagnosed are some of the difficult things. Compared to adults, children have a better response to chemotherapy. Children are more responsive to chemotherapy than adults because children have vulnerable cancer cells which are the ideal target for chemotherapy. The cells for the cancers more likely in children, like leukemia and nervous system cancer, increase rapidly and they respond to chemotherapy in a more dramatic

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    Advantage Of Chemotherapy

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    Research UK 42% cases of cancer in the UK are preventable. Along with radiotherapy treatment, chemotherapy is of the most common treatment for cancer in that it has been proven as one of the most effective. Chemotherapy kills the cancer cells by damaging them so that they can’t reproduce and spread, it uses anti-cancer medicines also called cytotoxic medicines (Macmillan Cancer Support, 2015). Although chemotherapy is an effective treatment for cancer, it doesn’t cure the patient of cancer entirely. Cancer

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    Chemotherapy Benefits

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    Medical marijuana (cannabis oil) is today’s hidden jewel for the treatment of side effects caused by chemotherapy, which is commonly used as a main treatment for cancer patients. Research has shown it can be effective in combating the side effects of chemo therapies used in various cancers. A common side effect experienced while being subjected to chemotherapy is nausea and vomiting. In a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, “Anecdotal accounts suggested that smoking marihuana

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    Chemotherapy Cycle

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    Most chemotherapy drugs are given as a course of up to ten sessions (cycles) of treatment. This will depend on the type of drug you are having. At each treatment session you will be given the chemotherapy drug through a drip (infusion). This involves running a liquid containing the drug through a fine tube (cannula) into a vein in your arm. This allows the drug to enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the body. You will have treatment every three or four weeks. A treatment of docetaxel takes

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    Induction Chemotherapy

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    Chemotherapy is the main way of treating AML.It is divided into three phase, Induction chemotherapy, Post-remission chemotherapy and Consolidation chemotherapy.Alone a chemotherapy is not that much effective so a Stem cell transplantation or a Bone marrow Transplantation is recommended (only if the patients is able to tolerate a transplantation) in most of the times. Allogeneic (ALLO) stem cell transplantation (i.e. using donated stem cell)is done in case of patients suffering from AML[17]. This

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    Chemotherapy affects the bone marrow, which is the main producer of the white blood cells and platelets. The white blood cells and platelets are most likely to be affected by chemotherapy. Leukopenia, a drop in the white blood cell count means the immune system cannot function properly. In addition, the pros of keeping cancer patients in the hospital during aggressive chemotherapy treatment is the scheduling of drug administration, which is

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