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    karz1313 asked a questionAdrenal Cortical Cancer (Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma)

    Has anyone I got a gall badder infection while on chemo

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      mspinkladybug

      i blew mine out due to chemo! I had to have it removed. i was on red devil and cytoxin then i got to do taxoterre when u r on chemo u feel cruumy so i just put it off to chemo my onc noticed me rubbing my chest and ordered a sonogram that day and with in 3 days wham surgery number 4 for me....

      almost 5 years ago
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    karz1313 asked a questionAdrenal Cortical Cancer (Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma)

    im about to start chemo in a couple of weeks and i would like to know what to expect on my first time

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      lynn1950

      I'll just piggyback RE with some things I remember. If you have a port, there is a cream called EMLA that you apply an hour before your treatment; it numbs the area and makes port access painless! For sure, take all the meds for nausea. They really make a difference. One med I took before and after was Emend. I was also given some kind of steroid before treatment and it really wound me up. I usually went to treatment (an hour and a half from my home) with a friend and we would shop afterward. While I was getting my infusion, I would watch videos and usually drift off to sleep. When I was awake, sometimes I'd eat. The center had meals and drinks available and I always drank juice. I usually felt fine for a day and a half after treatment and then crashed and just needed to rest for two days. Your protocol and meds are probably different so your response may be different. At first, I was really nervous going into chemo, but the nurses were so wonderful and I felt very well cared for. It is no picnic, but you CAN do it! : )

      almost 5 years ago
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      ChrisRu

      All will be very individual. I have chemo now since more than 3 years, 5FU, Oxiplatin, Taxotere, Cetuximab. It is always on Mondays (around 6 hrs) and I go to work from Tuesday to Friday. Of course you sometimes feel weak or sick, but you can do it. Do not be afraid, the chemo is there to help you. It is not your enemy.

      almost 5 years ago
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      maf

      I am stage II adrenal cancer. Tumor and adrenal gland removed July 2011. About 40 radiation treatments I did get fatigued but I could continue to work. Sometimes I left work early and went home to SLEEP. Rest as much as you need to. Red blood cell and hemoglobin counts were low. Doctor took repeated blood work to see how my 'counts' were. Now I am taking an oral form of chemo (Mitotane). It affects my sense of taste. But you do what you can. Good luck anyone with adrenal cortical cancer. I wish they knew more about it!

      about 4 years ago
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    hh Hello i need to ask what to except on my first time with chemo i just got my surgery done that removed my breast cancer. And i start chemo in a couple weeks and im a little scared

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