By Lillie D. Shockney, Gary R. Shapiro
The single textual content to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, this publication promises authoritative, sensible solutions for your questions. Written by means of 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 university of drugs, and tireless breast melanoma sufferer suggest, with statement from actual sufferers, this ebook is a useful source for somebody being affected by the scientific, mental, or emotional turmoil of this condition. Read more...
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This risk is present for as long as the catheter is in your body. It may require treatment with antibiotics in the hospital or removal of the catheter. Blockage or kinking of the catheter. A kinked or blocked catheter may need to be repositioned or replaced. Regular flushing of the catheter helps reduce blockage. Pain. You may experience pain at the place where the catheter is inserted or where it lies under your skin. This usually disappears a few days after the catheter has been in. Shifting of the catheter.
Do I need a radiation oncologist? Radiation physicist Makes sure that the equipment is working properly and that the machines deliver the right dose of radiation. Most patients who are having breast conservation surgery or have had locally advanced disease have already undergone radiation therapy in some manner. It is valuable to go to a facility that has extensive experience as well as doctors and therapists who specialize in treating this specific type of cancer. They will have a radiation physicist on staff who assists with the treatment planning.
You should make sure that your doctor has a facility that will meet your needs. It can take anywhere from 1 to 8 or more hours to get your treatment, depending on the type of chemotherapy that you are getting. You will probably get your chemotherapy while seated in a comfortable reclining-type chair. There are beds available in some infusion centers, but you will probably be more comfortable in the specially designed chemotherapy recliners. If there are no TVs at the place where you get chemotherapy, you may want to bring your own DVD player, iPod, or a book to read.
100 questions & answers about advanced and metastatic breast cancer by Lillie D. Shockney, Gary R. Shapiro