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Cocaine usage & chemotherapy

by Swaby
(London)

I am addicted to cocaine and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I have had surgery but will be be starting chemotherapy within the next 1-2 weeks followed by radiotherapy at the end of the chemo.

Will taking cocaine affect me having the chemotherapy? Are there any risks I should be aware of & if I stop taking cocaine now, how long will it take before it is out of my system?

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You MUST ask your doctor!!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Swaby,

I'm so very sorry that you have breast cancer. You must take all of you energy to fight this terrible disease.

I believe taking cocaine while you're receiving chemo will be catastrophic for you but I am not a doctor. You MUST MUST MUST ask your doctor this question and allow him/her to help you to make the best choices possible for your health. It might be necessary to delay your treatment until the cocaine is completely out of your system. This may take up to 30 days after last use.

Please let your doctor know the situation you're dealing with so that they can help you to get better and fight this terrible disease.

Good Luck,

Debbie

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