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long term side effects of interferon treatment for melanoma

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
A few: Interferon used in high dose for adjuvant treatment does have multiple side effects. The uncommon but severe ones include; suicide due to depression, ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mabria Loqman
37 years experience Bariatrics
Further evaluation: Depression is a common side effect of Pegasus. Consider short term anti-depressant
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots...: Fatigue, headache, rigors, fever, insomnia, irritability, depression, dizziness, impaired concentration, anxiety, emotional lability, hair loss, pruri ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
Flu-like symptoms: Fever, chills, headache, malaise, myalgias, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, arthralgias are some of the common symptoms of inferferon therapy side effects ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Mattar
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Flu-like symptoms: The main side effects include fatigue and body aches. You should have regular blood tests to check for a possible low white blood count and other side ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Moderate: Alfa interferon was introduced to help control metastatic melanoma. The dose however is extremely high and given over a several week period of time. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Time to see doctor: Generally, a patient who had lymph node spread of a cancer and is only a few years out from treatment still has to keep monitoring for any possible re ... Read More
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Interferon: The real question you should be asking is "what are the detrimental effects of not taking interferon for treatment of ms". Ms can be a deadly disease ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Yang
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: Some effects of interferon can linger long after the treatment has ended. However, some side effects such as fatigue and weakness may be related to he ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
The major effect of: Interferon is the feeling of achiness and fever sort of like having a viral infection. Using the so-called pegylated interferon, the side effects are ... Read More
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