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What Magic Mouthwash Is and How It Works

Magic mouthwash is an oral rinse that can help ease oral mucositis caused by chemotherapy, radiation, or thrush. Here’s what you need to know. Magic mouthwash is a mouth rinse often prescribed for people with mouth sores (oral mucositis) caused by...

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How Does Cancer Become Resistant to Chemotherapy?

Both intrinsic and acquired cancer drug resistance is common despite advances in chemotherapy. It results from many factors in the patient or the tumor. Even when treatment is successful at shrinking or stabilizing tumor growth, there’s a risk...

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Carcinoid Tumor Treatment

Avoiding stress, getting enough sleep, eating well, chemotherapy, somatostatin analogs, partial surgery (debulking), liver treatment Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing tumors that can arise in several places throughout the body. Carcinoid...

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How Do We Know If Chemotherapy Is Working?

RECIST is a standard system to measure how cancer responds to different treatments, including chemotherapy response, immunotherapy, and radiation. If you're undergoing cancer treatment, your doctor may order a set of tests and scans to determine...

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What Is "Chemo Fever?"

"Chemo fever" is a fever that is caused by the body's reaction to chemotherapy. Another common term for this occurrence is neutropenic fever. "Chemo fever" is a term used to describe a fever caused by chemotherapy treatment,...

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How Choriocarcinoma Is Treated

Choriocarcinoma is a rare cancer that usually develops in the uterus. Learn more about your treatment options. Choriocarcinoma is a fast-growing cancer that usually forms inside the uterus from abnormal tissue formed when a sperm fertilizes an egg....

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How Is Chordoma Treated?

Treatment for chordoma typically includes surgery and radiation therapy. Learn more about the standard and emerging treatment options for chordoma. Treatment for chordoma—a rare bone cancer causing tumors on the spine or base of the skull—will...

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Are There Alternatives to Chemotherapy?

Alternatives to chemotherapy include immunotherapy, special diets, herbs, and spiritual work. Here’s what to know about fighting cancer without chemo. When you are diagnosed with cancer, you may be looking to take control of the situation by...

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CAM Therapy As an Alternative Breast Cancer Treatment

Some patients may be wondering about CAM therapy as a holistic treatment for breast cancer. Learn about alternative treatments and natural solutions. Conventional treatment for breast cancer can include one or a combination of surgery, radiation,...

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What Is Biological Therapy for Cancer?

Biological therapy for cancer uses the body’s immune system to prevent or slow cancer growth. Learn more about this form of treatment here. Biological therapy for cancer is a treatment that is made with substances from living organisms. These...

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