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Why aren't purine analogs effective in non-hematological malignancies?

FDA has approved many purine analogs e.g. thioguanine, cladribine, pentostatin, mercaptopurine for various forms of leukemia and/or lymphoma, but none for non-hematological malignancies. What makes ...
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How exactly does induced Scalp Hypothermia prevent alopecia (hair loss) during chemo therapy?

Recent studies 1 of women getting chemo for early-stage breast cancer have found that at least half of the women using one of these newer devices lost less than half of their hair. 2 Scalp ...
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What kind of cell kill probabilities per division you get with chemotherapy?

As I understand it, many chemotherapeutic drugs target cell division, with the theory that a constant kill probability per cell division kills fast-replicating cancer cells faster than slow-...
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Immune system recovery from chemotherapy

I'd like to know if your immune system will recover from chemotherapy, say, after x years, or will your immune system forever be weakened/compromised from chemotherapy?
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Can fasting destroy our adaptive immune system?

Fasting for 72 hours been shown to lead to white blood cell regeneration (1). The cells basically die after several days, and are created again from stem cells upon feeding. This article describes how ...
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Multiple Sclerosis and Chemotherapy

I caught part of a cable television program but I ended up falling asleep but it seemed interesting (I was just exhausted). Basically it talked about chemotherapy being a so-far proven treatment for ...
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Bleomycin and Oxygen

Do patients exposed to bleomycin as a part of their chemotherapy regime have to avoid exposure to concentrated levels of oxygen for the rest of their life? If not, how long after treatment ceases ...
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Bleomycin and Cannabis

To my understanding, bleomycin has a considerably detrimental effect on the lungs of a patient taking it as a part of their chemotherapy regime. However, my question is, if a patient smokes cannabis (...
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What are survival rates of male patients in stage IV throat cancer that has metastasised to the lower pallet?

The patient is receiving a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The surgery to remove the cancerous throat tissue was not entirely successful as the surgeon discovered that the cancer had ...
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Morning nausea after Chemo

I am 22, and my mom is 59. So, my mom got diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2005, and took radiation and chemotherapy in late 2005/2006. Anyway, she's doing well now except for red-green color ...