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Doctor insights on: Carboplatin And Taxol For Melanoma

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Can you give me more info on carboplatin/taxol?

Can you give me more info on carboplatin/taxol?

Chemotherapy: Used for many malignancies, such as lung, ovary, breast, bladder. Side effects include nausea, hair loss, numbness and tingling of fingers and toes, low blood counts-white cells, red cells and platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more


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Unpleasant side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and taxol?

Carbo / taxol (paclitaxel): Please open these links for answers: carboplatin http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html if any concern, see and discuss in detail with your oncologist., . ...Read more

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What is the difference between 21 dayys cycle &dosage dense regim in carboplatin/taxol?

Chemo: Dose-dense chemo given every 14 days instead 21. You should discuss with the doctor the reasons for offering it, could be a few. ...Read more

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My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

Carbo/taxol: It is a very common regimen for cancer for multiple type of cancers. Read this for more info: carboplatin- http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html. ...Read more

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Husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction. Concurrent radation therapy. Is this an effective plan?

Yes it is!: This is the current recommended chemotherapy(along with concurrent radiotherapy) treatment plan. Hopefully it should work well. But it will take 6-8 weeks to see the full benefit. ...Read more

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After taxol (paclitaxel) reaction for 3b squamous nsclc, husband is on weekly treatment, 2 wks abraxane, then 1 w/ abraxane/carboplatin. Is it normal & effective?

Yes its a good alter: If your husband has allergy to Taxol, (paclitaxel) then using Abraxane as an alternative is a good decision. This treatment works well in about half (50%) of the patients, not in the others. You will know within 6 to 8 weeks of chemotherapy treatments. ...Read more

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Question about the side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and Taxol together?

Carbo/taxol info: Paraplatin ( carboplatin) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel (taxol) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html. ...Read more

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60 yo male starts 39 radiation, and low does carboplatin/taxol Wed. Is this effective on well differentiated squamous cell nsclc? Otherwise healthy.

60 yo male starts 39 radiation, and low does carboplatin/taxol Wed. Is this effective on well differentiated squamous cell nsclc? Otherwise healthy.

Yes: RT chemo is an effective way to treat nsclc of lung. If it persists one can consider high dose MTX wsith rescue. Otherwise checkpoint inhibitors can frequently help. If lesion responds and becomes resectable that route should then be chosen since malignant stem cells frequently flare up after chemo response. ...Read more

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Can the reoccurance of cervix cancer within pelvis be cured with chemo[carboplatin+taxol]?

Can the reoccurance of cervix cancer within pelvis be cured with chemo[carboplatin+taxol]?

Ask your Oncologist: This is a question patients often ask their oncologists when he/she recommends chemotherapy.. So you should ask and see the answer you get. Then we can also verify it for you, if needed. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for melanoma?

Who is at risk for melanoma?

White people in sun: Sun damage can lead to melanoma and people with fair skin sustain more injury from the sun more rapidly than their darker skinned counterparts. Sun protection from a young age is very important. You can read more at www.Melanomafoundation.Org. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose melanoma?

How do you diagnose melanoma?

Biopsy: Any suspicious looking skin lesion, esp if it grows fast or changes in color or starts bleeing, needs to be biopsied. It will reveal melanoma if present. ...Read more

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How do I know I have melanoma?

Get checked!: Any suspicious lesion should be evaluated by a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. A biopsy will give you a definitive answer regarding if it is a skin cancer, a pre-malignant lesion, or a benign lesion. ...Read more

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How does a person get melanoma?

How does a person get melanoma?

Sun exposure: The most important cause of melanoma is uv light exposure, whether from the sun or from indoor tanning beds. Uv light exposure is associated with 65% of all melanoma. However, a combination of uv light exposure, environment, and genetics are probably linked in many cases. Hereditary melanoma occurs in less than 10% of patients. ...Read more

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Do I have melanoma, please help?

Do I have melanoma, please help?

Go see your doctor: Tell us what you ahve..Is it a mole or something else that concerns you. ...Read more

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What should I know about melanoma?

What should I know about melanoma?

Malignant Melanoma: Aad malignant melanoma screening: asymmetry: 1 half is unlike the other. Border: irregular, scalloped or poorly defined. Color: varied with shades of tan, brown or black; or white, red or blue. Diameter: > 6 mm. Evolving: mole /skin lesion looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color. An irregular mole that itches, bleeds or is painful is worrisome for possible cancer. ...Read more

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How fast is the growth of melanoma?

Depends: Most melanomas are fairly slow growing, but if they metastasize or spread they can seem to "accelerate" and grow quite quickly. It is rare for a primary site melanoma to grow quickly, although I have seen it a few times. ...Read more

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How much is melanoma testing generally?

Depends on test: A general physical examination may the only thing needed, if no suspicious lesions are noted and the cost would be of a visit. If a suspicious lesion is noted and needs biopsy then the costs include the cost of surgical procedure and diagnostic work up by pathology. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Melanoma?

What are some of the tests for Melanoma?

BIOPSY: The mainstay is the biopsy. Additional testing is done as indicated following the results. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more


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Carboplatin (Definition)

Carboplatin is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more