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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes it is: Nexavar (sorafenib) is the best treatment for advanced liver cancers(hepatoma or hepatocellular cancer(hcc). This is best done through an oncologist.

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Dr. Shyamali Singhal
23 years experience in General Surgery
End of life: There is a nice website http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-toc detailing all of the sympt ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cance ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It varies: Hcc is a serious disease with a variable survival depending on his liver functions( child pugh score). Average surviival is 6-12 months, with occasion ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience in Urology
It depends: This is not an easy answer, because it depends upon the stage of your original tumor and your surgical pathology. I would ask this question of your u ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Only if ..: Gefitinib will only work if there is a egfr mutation detected on the cancer. It will not be effective if there is no egfr mutation detected.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in 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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Gemzar (gemcitabine): "Gemzar is used to treat cancers of the pancreas, lung, ovary, and breast. See: http://www.drugs.com/gemzar.html
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Get Oncotype: In order to answer this question, more details are needed (size of tumor, lymph node involvement, etc). A test that will help to decide if you ne ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Some cancers are curable with today's chemotherapy even if they have spread extensively. Others (for example, the common lung cancers) may someday be ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Mildly: Gemzar (gemcitabine), (gemcitabine) a form of chemotherapy can be used in non resectable lung cancer. It usually follows a couse of standard chemo su ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Available TKI: Yes, tarceva (erlotinib) is widely used and available in north america, however gefitinib is not easy to get herei in us. Gefitinib is available in eu ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Regorafenib: ...is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor which has been shown to have some activity against metastatic colon cancer. When used as part of a colon cancer trea ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Enzyme inhibitor: This drug, gleevec, (imatinib) is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and gastro-intestinal stromal tumors. It acts by inhibiting and enzyme produ ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Allogenic transplant is mainly used for blood cancers. It is not used in lung cancer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes?: As a rule, stage 4 cancer of the pancreas is incurable. As to being terminal, it depends on the definition. If you mean it will kill the patient at so ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It's not great but-: -this is a question for your treating physician. He/she is aware of your situation.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Prognosis fair: Stage IIb breast cancer is usually palpable at 2-5 cm. and at time of procedure to remove lesion, sentinel nodes are + suggesting axillary dissection ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
These are 2 options: Xeloda (capecitabine) - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can be used for certain metastatic cancers alone or in combination with other chemotherapy d ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
?: Sorry but your question makes no sense. What do you want to know about docetaxel?

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