Zeina commenced chemotherapy to treat the lymphoma. The aim of chemotherapy treatment is to destroy or slow the rate of growth of the cancer cells. A known side effect of this treatment is that healthy blood cells can also be destroyed and the ability to make new blood cells can be affected during the treatment period.
Julia was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia when she was 39 weeks pregnant with her first child. Pre-eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy that can be harmful to both the mother and baby. Eleanor’s unborn baby was showing signs of distress, so labor was induced.
Michael was recently admitted to the hospital after having chest pain. Investigation showed that he had coronary artery disease. His heart doctor recommended he have urgent surgery due to the severity of his condition.
Toni has been having chemotherapy to treat bowel cancer. His wife rang his doctor as she was worried about how tired and short of breath Vince was after simple activities like showering.