Chemotherapy Overdose & Radiation Injuries

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Help After Too Much Methotrexate

Methotrexate is often a necessary medication to treat different types of cancers. However, too much methotrexate can lead to uncomfortable or dangerous side effects. Patients who receive high doses of methotrexate may benefit from also taking medication to counter the side effects. Your Doctor May…

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Signs of a Potential Chemo Overdose

Chemotherapy is toxic and causes unpleasant side effects in all patients. Because of this, it can be hard to know whether you are experiencing expected side effects or preventable and unnecessary health problems caused by a chemotherapy overdose. Watch for Chemo Overdose Symptoms The following…

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Three Reasons to Pursue a Chemotherapy Overdose Case

So much has changed in such a short amount of time. You or your loved one was getting cancer treatment and dealing with all of the health problems caused by the treatment, and then things suddenly and drastically got worse. You or your loved one…

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How an Oncology Nurse Can Cause a Chemotherapy Overdose

Nurses are a critical part of an oncology team. If you or a loved one has cancer, you may look to your nurse to educate you about chemotherapy treatment, coordinate your care with other professionals, provide you with direct care, and give you the support you need…

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The Danger of 5-FU Chemotherapy Overdoses

For many people with cancer, Fluorouracil is a necessary chemotherapy medication. Fluorouracil, also known as 5-FU, is used to treat: Breast cancer Anal, colon, and rectal cancers Gastrointestinal cancers Cervical cancer Bladder cancer Head and neck cancers Skin cancers Other types of cancer 5-FU is…

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How Oncologists Can Prevent Chemo Overdoses and What to Do If Yours Didn’t

It’s essential to get the dosage of a chemotherapy treatment right. There is a fine line between providing a patient with enough chemotherapy to treat his cancer effectively and giving him so much chemotherapy that his life is at risk of being poisoned. Everyone on…

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