• Chemo

    Asked by Crai on Monday, April 22, 2013


    My son has an apt 4/23 to review his upcoming chemo treatments. What can he expect, what questions should he ask? He had a port surgically installed this past Friday.

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    • LindaD@StF's Avatar

      some questions he might ask: (and I advise you to take notes while you are there and bring the questions written down; don't ever depend on memory!)
      What drugs will I take and how much? Why did you choose these particular drugs (is it the common regimen, standard of care, recommended for this cancer, or just because the doctor is comfortable with these?) What are the common side effects and possible adverse effects? How often will I come and for how long each time? how long will my treatment last (weeks or months)? are there any research studies I would be eligible for?
      Anyone else have others?

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      We have put together a set of guides for things like this, click here to read the "what to expect" and others that will have some good information for you. http://bit.ly/10BQKCi

      over 3 years ago
    • Diamond's Avatar

      Hello. Linda summed it up efficiently. The main one question you can ask is the side effects (there will be plenty!) and what you should do or take for them. Nausea, phenergan helps, diarrhea, Imodium is good, and also Boost nutritional shakes help to keep your numbers up and you strength. I hope this helps. Good luck. Much prayer!

      over 3 years ago
    • thinker71121's Avatar

      there is a book called chemotherapy and you from national cancer institute.. you can get a book online for free and they will mail it to you...
      good luck

      over 3 years ago

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