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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Interferons are proteins belong to the large class of glycoproteins known as cytokines) which are made by cells in response to pathogens, such as vir ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Interferon: Intron a (interferon alfa 2b) is the trade name for interferon alpha. Not used as much as in the past, but still can be used for high risk melanoma, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
Probably best option: If you have failed tretament with BCG and interferon, some patients may reposnd to treatment with valstar (valrubicin). However, depending on the spe ... Read More
Dr. Ivan Colon
26 years experience Urology
Not as easy to answe: Some people have tried other intravesical therapies like Mitomycin or valstar (valrubicin) that now is indicated for BCG failure. The problem is it is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Linder
42 years experience Family Medicine
Immune booster: Interferons are proteins released from host cells in response to the presence of pathogens to stimulate the immune system to allow for the defense aga ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many different.: Interferon can cause many different types of side-effects including anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, decreased appetite, tire ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
8 years experience Hepatology
Google it: Since i don't know what specific information you need, it is difficult to answer in a concise manner given the limitation of our responses. Honestly i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Various: Interferon Alpha is used for treatment of chronic hepatitis b and c, follicular non-hodgkin lymphoma, kaposi's sarcoma in aids patients, and anogenita ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Markers and fighters: The presence of antibodies indicate exposure to an infection. Antibodies are markers. They can be tested in the blood. Interferons are substances tha ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
$2,000 - $3,500: It depends on the type of interferon and the amount you are using, but it ranges $2000 to $3000 per month.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Larson
33 years experience Hepatology
4-6 months: Interferon is generally given for 4-6 months. In some settings, longer therapy may be needed. Generally about a third of patients will respond to t ... Read More
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