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Dr. John Ebner
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5fu (Overview)

5-FU is a topical cancer agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Can you mix streptozocin, 5-FU (fluorouracil), and doxorubicin (adriamycin)?

Can you mix streptozocin, 5-FU (fluorouracil), and doxorubicin (adriamycin)?

Yes it can be done: These 3 drugs have been use din combination in the past. Not a great combination in general but it can be done. ...Read more

Dr. John Ebner
20 doctors shared insights

5fu (Overview)

5-FU is a topical cancer agent which is a kind of skin-related medication.


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Is 5-fu safe ?

Is  5-fu safe ?

Follow instructions!: It is safe and effective when used as prescribed. It will irritate your skin, that's part of how it works, so expect it to be red and dry. Remember more is not better, so use it in a thin layer. Limit your sun exposure and use a moisturizer. Don't use it without a doctors recommendation. ...Read more

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Whats 5-FU used for in gyn?

Whats 5-FU used for in gyn?

Chemotherapy: Used in the protocol to treat certain malignancies such as choriocarcinoma or certain types of ovarian tumors. ...Read more

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Is 5-fu for keloids safe ?

Is 5-fu for keloids safe ?

Yes: Yes it's safe if used as localized injection. There's minimal risk of significant systemic absorption if using small amounts. Important to limit total amount of drug injected so no problem with small scars but if there are lots of big keloids covering the body then need to treat small areas at a time to limit drug exposure. ...Read more

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Anyone using oxaliplatin and 5-FU for colon cancer?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Anyone using oxaliplatin and 5-FU for colon cancer?

Yes, absolutely: 5fu (fluorouracil) based chemotherapy is the standard chemotherapy in colon cancer. Combination of 5-FU and oxaliplatin is widely used and a standard regiment of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer. A big randoomized clinical trial in colon cancer ( mosaic study) has demonstrated the overall survival benefit of using combination of 5fu (fluorouracil)/oxaliplatin in stage iii colon cancer and limited case of stage ii disease. ...Read more

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I had 1mm of invasive dcis and had lumpectomy, mastectomy and 13 nodes removed, tamoxifen. High estrodial, then bi.Ooph & arimidex (anastrozole) is it excessive?

I had 1mm of invasive dcis  and had lumpectomy, mastectomy and 13 nodes removed, tamoxifen. High estrodial, then bi.Ooph & arimidex (anastrozole) is it excessive?

NO : Lots of information missing , the results of the tests. If I have to guess had initial lumpectomy , later mastectomy was done most likely due to recurrence , ovaries removed to control skeletal metastasis, if it is true it is usual correct pathway to control aggressive tumor in 53 yr old , not true provide additional info, speak to oncologist , good luck if all neg , seek ii nd opinion. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen or raloxifene reduce male breasts (gynemostia)?

Can tamoxifen or raloxifene reduce male breasts (gynemostia)?

No.: Male breast enlargement at age 79 is usually due to weight gain and decreasing testosterone, not excess estrogens. Anti-estrogen drugs are not indicated, but full endocrine work up can eliminate hormonal concerns. Gynecomastia is treated with plastic surgery to excise any glandular component (very fibrotic) and liposuction for fatty components. Large breast may require skin removal and tailoring. ...Read more

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73 year old male with PSA 20, Gleason 7, prostate adenocarcinoma Choice of surgery or radiation with hormone therapy Which do I choose?

73 year old male with  PSA 20, Gleason 7, prostate adenocarcinoma
Choice of surgery or radiation with hormone therapy
Which do I choose?

Prostate: Ask your doctor for the names of several patients who have done these procedures and speak w/them. They will give you personal responses to each procedure which can help you w/decision making. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why bodybuilders use Clomid (clomiphene) with nolvadex for PCT?

Why bodybuilders use Clomid (clomiphene) with nolvadex for PCT?

Post "Cycle" Therapy: From what I have researched people seem to be of the belief that nolvadex is a superior anti-estrogen but clomid (clomiphene) is better at restoring testicular function so some people use both. I do not recommend any of these medications and believe old fashion exercise and natural body building without any supplemental medications is the most healthy approach! ...Read more

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20yr male 69' 140lb... considering taking estrogen blockers to increase testosterone and build muscle. Thoughts?

Bad bad idea: No offense meant, but don't do it. That's medically unsound and the limited studies don't even support that it works. This kind of idea should be in fairy tales by now. Surely you can bulk up with sound training and without these crazy body-builder fads? Good wishes. ...Read more

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Witch safer low testestrone replacement like androgel or Clomid (clomiphene) for the heart and prostate?

Witch safer low testestrone replacement like androgel or Clomid (clomiphene) for the heart and prostate?

Clomid (clomiphene) is: not testosterone, it only stimulates your body to produce more testosterone if your testes are capable of it. Both are safe in most men, even with "heart and prostate", but you need to discuss w/your doctor and follow appropriate pre and during treatment parameters, ...Read more

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Awaiting 6 month FU mammogram (cluster amorphous microcalcs L breast). L breast now abnormally larger than R, visible veins. Cud b cancer or hormonal?

Awaiting 6 month FU mammogram (cluster amorphous microcalcs L breast). L breast now abnormally larger than R, visible veins. Cud b cancer or hormonal?

Hormonal: microCa when more than 6-8 in tight region might represent DCIS but not invasive Ca which would show up for the most part as a lesion on mammo. Larger breast probably hormonal but visible veins might represent Mondors disease. This condition is a rare entity characterized by a sclerosing thrombophlebitis which might contribute to altered breast shape. ...Read more

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Male, 60, used carac (5-fu) for 4 weeks for many, minor actinic keratoses. A couple of mos. Later, many returned. Should I use it again? How long?

Male, 60, used carac (5-fu) for 4 weeks for many, minor actinic keratoses. A couple of mos. Later, many returned. Should I use it again? How long?

See your doctor: See the doctor that prescribed the Carac and let them see if they appear as actinic keratoses, or something else. It can be used more than once, if needed. ...Read more

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Witch more safe for low testosterone at man 49 years old androgel or clomid (clomiphene) ?

Witch more safe for low testosterone at man 49 years old androgel or clomid (clomiphene)  ?

Unknown: There are no good long term studies looking at the safety of testosterone or clomiphene in men. However, clomiphene works in a more "natural" way to increase testosterone levels, and therefore may be safer. You should always do multiple baseline tests for testosterone, and have clear cut symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency before starting either medication. ...Read more

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Iron37, ferritin 26.5, hemo 12.2 , MCH 26.3, mchc 30.8, B12 =335, doc said all low wants me to do infed iv. What do these # mean? Should I do infed?

Iron37, ferritin 26.5,  hemo 12.2 , MCH 26.3, mchc 30.8, B12 =335, doc said all low wants me to do infed iv. What do these # mean? Should I do infed?

Iron deficiency: Your results suggest iron deficiency anemia. Your hemoglobin is on the lower side. This is not uncommon in women of child-bearing age. Oral therapy and nutritional modification should be attempted for several months before resorting to IV therapy. ...Read more

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Can I mix diclofenac 75 mg and 2 aleve (naproxen)?

Can I mix diclofenac  75 mg  and  2 aleve (naproxen)?

Diclofenac and Aleve (naproxen): Dear Jessi: Diclofenac is in the NSAIDs class of anti-inflammtory drugs and Aleve (Naproxen) is also a NSAID. The risk for side effects with NSAIDs is high, such as stomach ulcers. I discourage patients from taking more than 1 type of NSAID together as side effects can be serious even if you don't have stomach pain. There are other effects, such as kidney and liver problems with NSAIDs. Nisha ...Read more

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Which dose is stronger...10mcg or 0.1mg? I am comparing vagifem and estrace (estradiol) cream

Which dose is stronger...10mcg or 0.1mg? I am comparing vagifem and estrace (estradiol) cream

1000 : 1000 mcg make up 1 mg so 100 mcg = 0.1 mg 10 mcg = 0.01 mg 1 mcg = 0.001 so, the 0.1 mg dose is 10 times stronger than the 10 mcg dose. I hope this helps!. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ ducal carcinoma in situ 5/13. Am menopausal. Had lumpectomy and radiation. Now on tamoxifen. Am rn and at conference heard arimidex (anastrozole).

Diagnosed w/ ducal carcinoma in situ 5/13. Am menopausal.  Had lumpectomy and radiation.  Now on tamoxifen.  Am rn and at conference heard arimidex (anastrozole).

On right path: You had the best treatment , for your early stage disease you had, tamoxifen is well proved ( relatively inexpensive ) drug , before switching to Anastrozole ( armidex ) which has similar function , treatments should not be based on one day conference attended by rn , it should be proven evidence based , given by your highly trained expert oncologist ...Read more

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Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto .320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto .320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?

See below: There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of supplements for prostate symptoms. Saw palmetto most studied. Despite much anecdotal evidence suggesting benefit(s) from the supplements you mention, high quality and more reliable research seem to indicate that these supplements have little or no benefit for reducing bph-related symptoms. Very high placebo response. ...Read more

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Cn femara (letrozole) taken instead of arimidex if arimidex not found?

Cn femara (letrozole) taken instead of arimidex if arimidex not found?

As your Doctor: This question is best answered by the doctor who prescribed Arimidex (anastrozole). There are many different reasons to prescribe it. I wouldn't make this kind of substitution without an OK from your prescribing doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more