Chemotherapy

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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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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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An Overview of What Happens During Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer, but it can cause side effects. Learn more about what happens during chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer, but it can bring about problematic side...

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What Happens to Your Period After Chemo?

Chemotherapy may affect a woman’s menstrual cycle and ability to get pregnant. Some medications may cause early menopause. Chemotherapy is a form of treatment for cancer. It is a group of medications used to kill cancer cells. Following...

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What If You Get a Cold During Chemo?

People in chemotherapy have weakened immune systems, making them more likely to get colds, the flu, and other infections. People who are receiving chemotherapy are more likely to get sick with colds and influenza (the flu) because the treatments...

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When Is Chemotherapy Not Recommended?

Chemotherapy is an effective cancer treatment, but it is not without its risks. In certain situations, chemotherapy may not be recommended. Although chemotherapy is an effective cancer treatment, it's not recommended for everyone. In certain...

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Caphosol For Prevention and Treatment of Mouth Sores

Caphosol is a mouth rinse used to prevent and treat oral mucositis during chemotherapy or radiation. How does it work and how is it best used? Caphosol is sometimes recommended as a mouth rinse during chemotherapy for cancers such as breast cancer...

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Planning Ahead for Meals Before Starting Chemotherapy

One of the best ways to ensure ample nutrition during chemotherapy is to pre-prepare and freeze individual portions for yourself and your family. When undergoing chemotherapy, cooking will likely be the last thing you want to do in the days...

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What Are the Least Toxic Chemotherapies?

Sometimes chemotherapy spawns controversy and misinformation. While there is no magic bullet, doctors try to treat cancer and minimize toxicity. To most people today, chemotherapy refers to a type of cytotoxic, or cell-killing, a medication used to...

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Pubic Hair Loss and Chemotherapy

Hair loss (alopecia) can be common in people who are undergoing certain types of cancer chemotherapy. Find out if that means pubic hair, too. Whether or not someone loses their hair during chemotherapy depends largely upon several factors, not least...

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Losing Your Eyebrows to Chemotherapy

While losing your eyebrows to chemotherapy can be distressing, there are ways to cope and tricks that can help conceal the appearance of hair loss. As if losing the hair on your head isn't distressing enough, imagine the impact of losing your...

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