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Is orencia a type of chemotherapy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
No: Orencia, or abatacept, is a medication that blocks t cells, which are part of your immune system. Orencia is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy: All successful treatment protocols for NHL employ aggressive chemotherapy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Well....: Many lymphomas, and testicular cancer, are two forms which are famously benefited by chemotherapy. Speak to your oncologist, who can better discuss th ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Cancer cells: Chemotherapy is designed to kill cancer cells, which is does quite well. There is some effect on normal cells(blood cells) yet it is much less than to ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The only: Lung cancer i expect a complete response to is small cell. The next steps vary depending on what the plan was: was t given before surgery? Radiotherap ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Several: All but the most localized cases of hodgkin's, osteosarcomas, ewings', and embryonal cell carcinoma of the testis, and all choriocarcinomas and pediat ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemo + ATRA: Usually an anthracycline, typically daunorubicin. Also all trans retinoic acid (ATRA). Sometimes cytarabine is used as well. Now some of the protoco ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes: Certain types of therapy for tumors involve radioactive materials. Thyroid cancer and hyperthyroidism treated with radioactive iodine i131.Strontium- ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Many choices: There are many chemotherapy drugs just like there are many antibiotics. Some chemo drugs are administered through iv, others are a pill. Some chemo dr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: It is used in the treatment of certain types of cancer, mostly metastatic breast cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lym ... Read More

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