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alternatives to vincristine?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
It's chief toxicity: Is neuropathy; it is not myelosuppressive. It suppresses the mitotic spindles made up of fibrillary structural piees siilar tto those that make up axons, nerves. Usually distal numbness and tingling of hands and feet. It is easy to blend with other drugs because its toxicty does not overlap with theirs. The alternative is vinblastine.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Alts to vincristine?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Depends on cancer: Alternative to vincristine -will depend on the type of cancer. Different cancer has different treatment. Please discuss with your oncologist in detail about your options etc. Good luck.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What does vincristine do?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Vinca alkaloid: It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body by binding to tubulin and inhibit microtubule formation in cancer cells and arresting cancer cell growth.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How is vincristine used?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Chemotherapy: Variety of cancers, leukemias...Acts by affecting microtubules....
A 31-year-old member asked:

Why does the drug vincristine have side effects?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
It's chief toxicity: Is neuropathy; it is not myelosuppressive. It suppresses the mitotic spindles made up of fibrillary structural piees siilar tto those that make up axons, nerves. Usually distal numbness and tingling of hands and feet. It is easy to blend with other drugs because its toxicty does not overlap with theirs.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the drug vincristine used for?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Lots of uses: Used in multiple malignancies but also used in non-malignant hematologic (blood) disorders, such as itp (immune mediated thrombocytopenia). This is low platelets. Hope this helps.

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