Get 100 questions & answers about advanced and metastatic breast PDF

By Lillie D. Shockney, Gary R. Shapiro

ISBN-10: 0763761834

ISBN-13: 9780763761837

The single textual content to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, this ebook provides authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions. Written by way 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 college of drugs, and tireless breast melanoma sufferer recommend, with observation from actual Read more...

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No other care is required between treatments. Since this device is completely under the skin, you can shower and bathe with no worries. Rather than being buried under the skin, the external catheter (Hickman or PICC line) tube exits the chest wall, usually under the collarbone. These catheters require frequent flushing and dressings. Your nurse will teach you how to change this dressing and care for the catheter. Since the end of the catheter is exposed, there is a slightly higher risk of infection than with the implantable catheter, and you will need to take special precautions when you shower or bathe.

You should expect your doctor to assess this every two to three cycles of chemotherapy. Sometimes this assessment is spread out a bit after you have had more chemotherapy. 36. My doctor just told me that my cancer is in remission. Does that mean that I’m cured? Remission is the word that oncologists use to describe how well the anti-cancer treatment is working. indb 40 8/20/08 12:32:29 PM 1 0 0 Q & A A bout A dvanced and M etastatic B reast C ancer chemotherapy for treatment same as cure. Remissions are complete or partial.

Unfortunately, when it comes to metastatic breast cancer, even complete remissions are not forever. Though not curable, metastatic breast cancer is usually quite responsive to initial therapy, and there is a good chance that you will enjoy a remission for some time before the cancer grows back. 37. What are my chances of remission, and how long will it last? That is not an easy question to answer. Some women with metastatic breast cancer live with their disease in remission for years, while others never have a remission and die within months.

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