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Stop! In the Name of Love!

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Too much?

We always thought when a patient could withstand chemotherapy (both physically- and with no illness that would impede the function), we should provide these chemicals. As a last ditch effort to save the patient and improve the quality of life. (Just so you know, I didn’t abide that sentiment.  I demanded they stop this ridiculous effort for my dad some 30 years ago; with the combination of leukemia, lymphoma, and sarcoma, it was clear that there was no cocktail that would work for all three- and any treatment would render the other diseases worse.)

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Nauseous?

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If you mention chemotherapy, our first mental response is often:  Nausea.  If I ate potatoes, I’d say it’s like “meat and potatoes”.  But, just like I avoid potatoes, there are folks trying to insure that chemo is NOT a hand-in-hand companion to nausea.  And, while they’re at it, eliminating morning sickness for pregnant ladies would be another tremendous benefit.

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