By Lillie D. Shockney, Gary R. Shapiro

ISBN-10: 0763761834

ISBN-13: 9780763761837

The one textual content to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately complicated and Metastatic Breast melanoma provides authoritative, useful solutions on your questions. Written through Lillie Shockney, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon starting place Breast middle, teacher within the division of surgical procedure at Johns Hopkins collage s tuition of drugs, and tireless breast melanoma sufferer recommend, with remark from real sufferers, this booklet is a useful source for a person being affected by the clinical, mental, or emotional turmoil of this situation.

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Not really. Your bone marrow makes your blood cells, and it is particularly sensitive to chemotherapy. Chemotherapy causes some degree of bone marrow suppression in almost everybody. Some chemotherapy drugs are harder on the bone marrow than others, but with time, your blood counts will rise. If your blood counts continue to be low, your doctor may need to decrease the dose of chemotherapy that you are getting. A lower dose of chemotherapy will probably kill fewer cells and allow you to get chemotherapy on schedule.

Indb 52 8/20/08 12:32:30 PM hormonal therapy 1 0 0 Q & A A bout A dvanced and M etastatic B reast C ancer If your cancer has recurred while you are taking adjuvant hormonal therapy, your doctor may prefer to switch to chemotherapy as the initial treatment for your metastatic cancer, especially if your cancer involves sites other than the bone or soft tissues. Another option would be to switch to a different type of hormonal therapy than you are currently using. Chrissie’s comments: It frustrates me that I’m only receiving hormonal therapy right now for treatment of my recently discovered metastatic disease.

Indb 44 8/20/08 12:32:30 PM 1 0 0 Q & A A bout A dvanced and M etastatic B reast C ancer chemotherapy for treatment environment, especially when your WBC count is low. If this is not possible, it is best to avoid these situations all together or, if you must, limit the time of your exposure and wear a mask. It should go without saying that you should not share things like towels or drinking glasses, and always use common sense hygiene measures. Actually, most infections that people get during chemo� therapy come from the germs that normally inhabit your intestinal tract or skin.

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