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Reply was posted 02/18/2016 10:05 am by Anonymous
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Yes, some side effects can be irreversible, such as neuropathy and what is commonly referred to as 'chemo brain.' My husband's gall bladder was damaged by chemo to the extent that he has a permanent external biliary drain. We do not regret our decision to pursue treatment. Everyone is different. Only your mother can make this decision. If your mother does decide to pursue chemo, please consider adding a palliative care doctor to your mother's medical team. A palliative care doctor can help manage disease symptoms and treatment side effects. They are often better than oncologists at treating such 'quality of life' issues. Best of luck and keep us posted.

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