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Aklylating Agent (Overview)

Chemotherapy-aklylating agents are a kind of cancer drug.


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What are some words of wisdom for a patient about to endure an "alkylating agent" chemotherapy drug?

What are some words of wisdom for a patient about to endure an "alkylating agent" chemotherapy drug?

For any chemo:: Know about the potential side effects but do not expect to have them. Keep a log of symptoms without getting obsessed by it. Be honest with yourself and your doc regarding side effects. If a chemo is damaging your quality of life significantly, you need to say it. Your doc can't know if you don't tell. ...Read more

Aklylating Agent (Overview)

Chemotherapy-aklylating agents are a kind of cancer drug.


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Was agent orange ever shown to be toxic or mutagenic?

Was agent orange ever shown to be toxic or mutagenic?

See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of agent orange exposure from 50 years ago?

See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read more

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What are some words of wisdom for a patient about to endure an "alkylating agent" chemotherapy drug?

For any chemo:: Know about the potential side effects but do not expect to have them. Keep a log of symptoms without getting obsessed by it. Be honest with yourself and your doc regarding side effects. If a chemo is damaging your quality of life significantly, you need to say it. Your doc can't know if you don't tell. ...Read more

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What is a hepatoactive agent?

What is a hepatoactive agent?

Non-specific term: By definition, any agent that affects the liver could be called hepatoactive. Since all things we eat, drink and many that we breathe and enter through the skin end up in blood that goes through the liver, almost anything could be called hepatoactive. Some agents are hepato-toxic, commonest one being alcohol, and some medications like Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

What agents inhibit the growth of neoplasm?

Many.: Malignant tumors can be treated with any number of chemotherapy agents including doxorubicin, cytoxan, taxol, taxotere, 5fu, vincristine, vinblastine, bleomycin, methotrexate, Gemzar and Navelbine (vinorelbine) and Cisplatin to name a few. Which agents are used depends upon the type of tumor being treated. Other modalities can also have an effect on tumors- radiation therapy, hyperthermia, cryosurgery, etc. ...Read more

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Are nuts a good agents for reducing one's cholestrol?

Are nuts a good agents for reducing one's cholestrol?

No : Nuts are recommended as part of a helthy diet including the mediterranean diet which is associated with a reduction in mortality from heart disease. But eating extra nuts also adds extra calories and must be figured in to the whole equation. They're beneficial as part of a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Which bleaching agents are safest to lighten up a tan?

Which bleaching agents are safest to lighten up a tan?

Time: Do not use bleaching agent on tan , let it lighten natural by avoiding repeated sun exposure and using sunblock before sun exposure. ...Read more

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Agent orange -- real risk?

Agent orange -- real risk?

Good question: The long-term health effects of the herbicide agent orange are not well-studied or confirmed, but may include certain cancers, including prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although there is no likely association with thyroid nodules and cancer, one study yielded preliminary findings suggestive of a three-fold increased risk of graves' disease. ...Read more

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