Chemotherapy treatment has different side effects depending on the types of medication used. Chemotherapy can make patients more susceptible to other illnesses because the medications also weaken the immune system. Other side effects are hair loss, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Fatigue, rash, pain in the joints, and swelling in the lower legs and feet are also common. Talk to your doctor about the best way to manage side effects.
Michael I. Goldberg, MD
- obstetrics & gynecology
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- CIGNA HealthCare
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- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Saint Peter's University Hospital
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What is an axillary lymph node dissection?
American Cancer Society answeredIn axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), anywhere from about 10 to 40 (though usually less than 20) lymph nodes are removed from the axilla (the area under the arm). This is done so they can be checked for cancer spread. ALND is usually done at the same time as mastectomy or lumpectomy, but it can be done in a second operation. This was once the most common way to check for breast cancer spread to nearby lymph nodes, and it is still done in some patients. For example, an ALND may be done if a previous biopsy showed that one or more of the underarm lymph nodes contained cancer cells.
How often is radiation or chemotherapy used after colon cancer surgery?
Chemotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for colon cancer. Radiation is used for residual tumor or in areas where the tumor is in a fixed position. Depending upon the stage of colon cancer it may also be utilized for palliative treatment. It is utilized with concurrent chemotherapy for rectal cancer.
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