Chemotherapy Overdose & Radiation Injuries

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What Cancer Patients Receiving Chemo Need to Know About Alkylating Agents

One essential goal of your cancer treatment is to prevent cancer cells from growing. Medications known as alkylating agents help prevent cancer cell growth for patients with a variety of cancers. Alkylating agents add an alkyl group to the cell’s DNA molecule. Once the alkyl…

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Five Ways Hospitals Can Prevent Radiation Machine Mistakes

Your doctor can only provide you with the right radiation treatment if the machines that deliver radiation treatment are reliable. Mechanical problems, calibration errors, or other problems with the machines that deliver radiation treatment can be dangerous. While your oncology team may not have created…

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How Radiation Treatment Could Cause a Permanent Spinal Cord Injury

Radiation is often recommended to treat tumors on the spine. When radiation treatment is successful, it can treat cancerous tumors, prevent tumors from coming back, shrink tumors to make spinal surgery less risky, and eliminate the need for some spinal surgeries. However, radiation to the…

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Lung Injuries You Need to Know About If You Receive Radiation Cancer Treatment

Your oncologist recommended radiation to treat your breast or lung cancer. You consented to the treatment and believed it to be an essential part of your plan to fight cancer. Yet, you did not consent to a radiation overdose injury, or more specifically, the lung injury that…

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When Oncologists or Technicians Make Mistakes Administering the Chemo Drug Mitomycin

For many people with cancer, mitomycin is a life-saving drug. Mitomycin, which is sold under the trade name Mutamycin® and is also known as Mitomycin-C or MTC, is a type of antitumor antibiotic. The medication acts at different stages of a cell’s cycle to stop…

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Kidney Damage Caused by Chemotherapy Overdose

Kidneys help balance your body’s chemicals and produce hormones that impact your health. Properly working kidneys: Allow waste and medication to leave your body through your urine Balance the fluids in your body Produce a hormone that helps regulates blood pressure Produce Vitamin D Control…

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