Talk:Chemotherapy

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Strange, PROMO content[edit]

User:Hope1953 about this and this. As i noted, the content a) makes no sense (cancer is not like bacteria); b) is sourced to a primary source c) that is written by company scientists about their products. Please reply. Jytdog (talk) 20:30, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

User:Jytdog a) I do write about resistance within an already existing 'resistance' paragraph. Just to precise, drug resistance in cancer is similar to the one in bacteria: Mutations provide advantages and resistance mechanisms share common characteristics. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3488437/

b)c) I do understand that company might not be wanted, however i do not understand why patients cannot be informed about solutions that are existing. I agree to discuss about changing words, but keeping deleting is not fair. Could you please re-consider your editing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hope1953 (talkcontribs) 07:43, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

You wrote that it is "growing" problem. It isn't; it has always been a problem. antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem as bacteria that carry the mutations that cause resistance become more widespread. Nothing like cancer. Nothing. With regard to sourcing, please see WP:MEDRS. You are using a primary source, not a literature review published in a good journal or a statement by a major medical/scientific body. Neither the content nor the source you are trying to add to WP is OK. that is not my deal, those are the community standards. Jytdog (talk) 07:48, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

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Perhaps a simpler lede?[edit]

How about something along the lines of .... "Chemotherapy is a method of killing cancerous cells by poison. It is a use of the concept that some poisons are absorbed more by cancerous cells than by normal cells.". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.217.101.164 (talk) 07:48, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Other side-effects - tinnitus.[edit]

My tinnitus increased markedly after taking fluoroacil. Now obviosuly one POV doth not a common side-effect make, but every audiologist I have been to since tells me that that is a very common side effect of many forms of chemotherapy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.217.101.164 (talk) 07:56, 13 December 2016 (UTC)