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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Carmustine (Overview)

Carmustine is a combination agent for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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Is carmustine a carcinogenic?

Is carmustine a carcinogenic?

It is a: Nitrosourea chemotherapeutic, a "bifunctional alkylating agent" rarely used except in bone marow transplants. All alkylators are carcino-and leukemo-genic in long term survivors, but disease occur in few due to repair of their damage. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
9 doctors shared insights

Carmustine (Overview)

Carmustine is a combination agent for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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What are the side effests of carmustine?

What are the side effests of carmustine?

Many: Side effects of Carmustine include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

Many: Side effects of these drugs include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. There can also be kidney damage and damage to the nerves in the fingers and toes called peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What are the side effests of carmustine?

Many: Side effects of Carmustine include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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Is carmustine a carcinogenic?

It is a: Nitrosourea chemotherapeutic, a "bifunctional alkylating agent" rarely used except in bone marow transplants. All alkylators are carcino-and leukemo-genic in long term survivors, but disease occur in few due to repair of their damage. ...Read more

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Is carmustine a carcinogen?

Is carmustine  a carcinogen?

It is a: Nitrosourea chemotherapeutic, a "bifunctional alkylating agent" rarely used except in bone marow transplants. All alkylators are carcino-and leukemo-genic in long term survivors, but disease occur in few due to repair of their damage. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of carmustine, dacarbazine and cisplastin?

Many: Side effects of these drugs include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, mouth sores and bone marrow suppression. The suppression of the bone marrow leads to a low white blood cell count and an increased risk of infection. There can also be kidney damage and damage to the nerves in the fingers and toes called peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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What is the maximum number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) implanted in the cavity created by the neurosurgeon?

What is the maximum number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) implanted in the cavity created by the neurosurgeon?

Gliadel wafers (carmustine): The number of gliadel wafers (carmustine) is based on the size of the cavity after tumor section. One to two would be typical but in larger tumors more might be added. ...Read more

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Why has the drug temozolomide replaced the combination of procarbazine, carmustine and vincristine?

Newer treatment: In treatment of Cancer, newer drugs come along and are then compared to the standard(old/conventional treatments). If the new treatment if better(more effective or less toxic) then the new drug takes over and the older drugs put on the back burner. That is what has happened in this instance. This is what has happened in the treatment of brain tumors. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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