>>>Dr. David Margileth: The question of using Minoxidil or other hair growth products after chemotherapy is an interesting question and one which I get asked fairly frequently. I am not aware of any studies or data that would argue either for it or against it and therefore I certainly do not discourage it. My experienceRead More Benefits Or Detriments To Keranique (Minoxidil) Use For Hair Loss
>>>Dr. David Margileth: We have received a question about the used of human growth hormone or HGH in patients with breast cancer either undergoing treatment or after their treatment. I am not aware of any interaction between human growth hormone and breast cancer or breast cancer treatment so at that level I am not sureRead More HGH Injections After Chemotherapy For Stage 2 Breast Cancer
>>>Dr. JAY HARNESS: Adjunctive… adjunctive chemotherapy… adjunctive radiation therapy… The word ‘adjunctive’ means in addition to the primary therapy, which is typically surgery. Adjunctive chemotherapy involves chemotherapeutic drugs and also now involves what are called biologic drugs. It means we are treating the whole body. We have known for 30 years that with invasive breastRead More Adjunctive Chemotherapy Defined
>>>DR. DAVID MARGILETH: Lymphedema is a swelling of the arm that occurs after some breast cancer therapy. In general, it’s a result of the local treatment of the breast, namely the surgery and the radiation. I am not aware that chemotherapy per se would have an impact on that. We don’t see as much lymphedemaRead More Breast Cancer Chemotherapy A Lymphedema Risk?
>>>DR. DAVID MARGILETH: Late toxicities of chemotherapy are a major issue and we obviously want to maximize the cure rate but minimize late toxicity. In some situations that’s not possible, in other words in some cancers, we need to use drugs that we know may introduce a late toxicity, to maximize the cure rate. NobodyRead More Chemotherapy Late Toxicities – Dr. David Margileth
>>>DR. JAY HARNESS: Here is an important thing to remember, breast cancer is a galaxy of diseases and so one of the questions that has come up is, it is common Dr. Harness to give chemotherapy before surgery, called neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and then have to give it again after the surgery is completed. In generalRead More Chemotherapy Before And After Surgery – How Common Is It?
>>>DR. DAVID A. MARGILETH: The delivery of the chemotherapy, I think, is something that many women either fear or have no clue about. When I see patients for the first time and we have made a decision to proceed with chemotherapy, we will often take them over to the chemotherapy rooms. In our setting, weRead More Chemotherapy Treatment For Breast Cancer
>>>LISA SCHNEIDER-CIPRIANO: Lisa: I have three tips for you on how you can fight your way through chemo. Tip #1 – after you have had chemo and you go to the restroom, always, always put the lid down. Flush the toilet not once but twice. I say this because the chemo is so toxic thatRead More Breast Cancer Wisdom: Fighting Your Way Through Chemotherapy – Lisa Schneider-Cipriano
>>>DR. JAY HARNESS: Most oncologists use steroids for a couple of reasons – number one is an anti-nausea drug, generally complimenting other anti-nausea drugs that are also given with a chemotherapy, and also to prevent allergic reactions to a number of the large molecule chemotherapy drugs such as the taxanes, like Taxol and Taxotere. InRead More Diabetes Risk With Chemotherapy And Steroids For Breast Cancer
>>>DR. DAVID MARGILETH: Chemotherapy after surgery is decided by looking at the characteristics of that particular patient’s breast cancer. Things like, especially positive lymph nodes, indicate that there’s a possibility of microscopic cells circulating in that patient’s system that at some later date, may cause metastasis. One of the tasks that we don’t have, thatRead More Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Benefit After Surgery