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is arimidex chemotherapy

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Pills for cancer: Chemotherapy means drugs used to treat cancer. Most chemotherapy is given by injection, but some important chemotherapy drugs are taken by mouth, eit ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
It ranges from: Astoundingy beneficial (testis, lymphoma, leukemia. Myeloma, small cell lung) to pretty much worthless ... To any cancer after two lines of treatment, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy can have many side effects. If you are receiving chemotherapy the benefit may outweight the risk. Talk to your oncologist about side effe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Different medicines: Chemotherapy is a group of medicines, given through the vein or by mouth, that can kill cancer cells. The first "chemotherapy" was a chemical used in ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Adjuvant chemo: Adjuvant chemo is chemotherapy that is given after curative surgical resection of a cancer. It is given to reduce risk of recurrence of cancer.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jekwon Yeh
12 years experience Radiation Oncology
Good: it is a very good drug in preventing breast cancer relapse in patients who have had their breast tumors removed. prevents estrogen stimulation in pati ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Complicated: Chemotherapy is a broad term used to describe a variety of several types of medications used to treat cancer. The medicines may each function quite di ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Drugs for cancer: Various drugs are using alone or in combination to treat cancer. Collectively, they are called chemotherapy and can be used as single agents or in com ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Chemotherapy: Is a fairly broad term to describe medications given to treat cancer. This is not necessarily limited to intravenous drugs.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: As the first treatment for metastatic breast cancer, Xeloda (capecitabine) works in 40-60% of people treated. If it is the second, third or later trea ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Adams
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Paraplatin is the drug company name for carboplatin. Carboplatin is used to treat several different types of cancer.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Depends: Your physician may offer this as one of a variety of possible hormonal manipulations if and only if the pathology team says the tumor is hormone-sensi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See below: Tamoxifen can be used after other treaments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy to prevent a cancer recurrence, or it can be used if cancer ha ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Quite effective: Xeloda (capecitabine) is quite an effective drug and has been used in metastatic breast cancer. The response will be higher when it is combined with o ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes & no: Technically it is a monoclonal antibody used in autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, but it is also used like chemotherapy in treating non ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: xeloda is the oral form of 5FU. Depending on the nature of the tumor and whether metastatic cancer is being treated, combinations of chemotherapy are ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy?: If stage IV breast cancer is no longer responsive to tamoxifen or exemestane, it is unlikely that additional hormonal therapy would be of benefit. The ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
A good drug: It is used to prevent recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. It also is an effective treatment for hormone receptor positive recurrent breast canc ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Xeloda (capecitabine) for breast ca: Xeloda (capecitabine) also known as Capecitabine is a very effective oral chemotherapy drug used for metastatic or stage 4 breast cancer. It can be us ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
It is an AI: It is in a class of drugs that are called aromatase inhibitors. It is designed to prevent non-ovarian tissues from producing estrogen compound. Its ma ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
No: There is no evidence that Herceptin (trastuzumab) is useful in treating colon cancer. It' s use has been expanded to patients with metastatic esophage ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It is use to treat several different types of lymphomas and leukemias.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Preventative: Adjuvant therapy, is treatment given following the primary, main or initial treatment. It is usually given after surgery where all detectable dise ... Read More

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