Category Archives: chemo toxicity

Shedding Light On the Cancer Journey: the book

My dear and faithful readers: As of today, over 62,000 people have read and hopefully benefited from this blog– beyond my wildest expectation when I started this project  6 years ago. Such strong support has led me to turn Shedding Light On the … Continue reading

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VERTIGO RELATED TO CHEMO TOXICITY

“Those platinum-based drugs are well-known to cause damage to the inner ear.” Continue reading

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ETHICS IN CHEMOTHERAPY: THE PATIENT’S RIGHT TO KNOW

What are unacceptable side effects of treatment for cancer, and which ones are patients willing to suffer? There is some controversy about the current terminology oncologists use in discussions with patients. Continue reading

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THREE COLON CANCER BLOOD TESTS PREDICT EFFICACY/TOXICITY OF CHEMOTHERAPY

Two non-invasive but infrequently ordered blood tests indicate those cancer patients for whom 5FU or Irninotecan chemotherapy will be toxic; the CTC test shows whether treatment for metastatic cancer is effective. Continue reading

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