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is lupron chemotherapy

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
Not necessarily: Leuprolide is a common form of lhrh agonist which is used in the treatment of prostate cancer. It reduces the hormone testosterone to low levels, kill ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Smith
34 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience in Pathology
It depends: Chemotherapy is very effective for treatment of some cancers. It can be curative in some cases and prolong life in others. However, chemotherapy, du ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes : Because it suppress your immune system by affecting your bone marrow which maintain your immune system. Your withe cells (fight infection), red cell ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Probably yes: Zoladex (goserelin) is used to treat breast and prostate cancer. It modifies hormone receptors on cancer cells so hormones can't make the cancer grow ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience in 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 in 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
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Before surgery: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy simply means chemotherapy given before surgery to remove a tumor. It is usually given that way in the hope that it will shri ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Moderately useful: FOLFIRI-Bev is the standard, commonly used first line chemotherapy for metastatic Colon cancer. It can add about 12 to 18 months extra to your life su ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Herceptin (trastuzumab): You received upfront herceptin (trastuzumab). Now with ac, better to hold herceptin (trastuzumab). You will get to resume it later and finish 1 full y ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Better than chemo: Combining bevacizumab (BV)—a recombinant, humanized mAb targeting VEGF with irinotecan, fluorouracil (FU), and leucovorin (LV; IFL) has increased su ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Endometriosis ...: Depo-lupron monthly or 3-month injections are used for women with endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain, men with prostate cancer, and children with pu ... Read More
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