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Is there any truth behind chemotherapy actually curing Multiple Sclerosis? Unfortunately, no. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness - meaning that it cannot be completely cured. There are, however, various therapeutic options for patients suffering from MS. Some of them include chemotherapeutics - but not as the first-line treatment. The important ...


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Yes, you should be looking into getting help. Nausea during chemotherapy is very common, and should be treated. But nausea in the morning 9 years after chemotherapy? That is not at all normal. There are a great many medical problems that can cause nausea, including, unfortunately, a possible recurrence of her cancer. These should be ruled out by her doctor(...


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Roughly speaking, it appears that about 30-40% of patients in stage IV will survive for 5 years or more depending on where the cancer originated. This reference provides details.


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The average human is rumoured to have around 30,000,000,000,000 cells in their body. Apoptosis kills around 60,000,000,000 cells a day. This is 0.002%, so I imagine a 5% kill rate would be at least fairly painful.


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If you are concerned about your lungs you could try to use edibles. They will not have any effect on your lungs. However you should be careful because the onset of edibles takes longer (generally between 30 minutes and an hour) so it is harder to dose and generally lasts for a longer period (4-6 hours). Another way of consuming cannabis involves the use of ...


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All chemical reactions including killing cancer cells with poisons occur at approximately twice the rate per ten degrees. So reducing the scalp by ten degrees while chemo is occurring will reduce the rate of poisoned hair follicles by half during the procedure. https://www.chemguide.co.uk/physical/basicrates/temperature.html


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It's not a given, that they are not useful in solid tumors (also lymphoma are accounted among the solid tumors). There are pyrimidine-like antimetabolites, e. g. 5-FU: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluorouracil, while some purine antimetabolites were in development, see e. g. here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4066218. There are some approaches that ...


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This must depend on the type of chemotherapy, and duration of treatment. This study looked at lymphocyte populations after chemotherapy for breast cancer and found RESULTS: Levels of B, T and NK cells were significantly reduced 2 weeks after chemotherapy (pā€‰<ā€‰0.001). B cells demonstrated particularly dramatic depletion, falling to 5.4 % of pre-...


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There is a large difference in survival depending on whether the cancer was caused by HPV or ( probably) tobacco/alcohol. The HPV cancers have significantly higher survival rates. I am surprised the ACS information does not point out this difference. I was diagnosed with oral cancer about 9 years ago ( age 74), I had likely had it for a couple years before ...


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