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According to the American Cancer Society, "chemo brain" refers to a mental fog that cancer patients experience before, during and after chemotherapy treatment. The duration of chemo brain is different for each patient. More »

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To manage chemotherapy side effects, change your eating habits, seek alternative therapies, exercise regularly and avoid harsh hair products, recommends WebMD. Living a healthy lifestyle is important, as is managing sun ... More »

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The cause of elevated magnesium symptoms in chemo patients is due to the change in potassium in the cells and the destruction of the cells, which force both magnesium and potassium out of the cell and into the blood, rep... More »

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A port for the administration of chemotherapy is placed in the chest wall about an inch below the center of the collar bone, according to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The port placement procedure is a brie... More »

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Placing a catheter for administering chemotherapy requires local anesthetic and insertion under the skin, explains the American Society of Clinical Oncology. After a short recovery period from this procedure, the cathete... More »

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Doctors recommend a balanced diet consisting of whole grains, lean meats and seafood, and fresh vegetables and fruits for those undergoing chemotherapy treatments, according to WebMD. Eating small meals on a regular sche... More »

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