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Cost Of Nexavar
Depends on insurance: Revlimid (lenalidomide) as one of cancer therapy -is not a low cost medicine. It is approximately in the range of 3000-4000 dollars/month. However, depending on your insurance- the copay would be variable. Also, if you are eligible/qualified, you can also ask the manifacturing company -i.e.-celgene- for patient assistance program. Discuss further with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
$3000, but varies. : Costs vary between institutions, but a 2006 analysis showed a mean cost of $2900 for the holep procedure. The most significant cost factors were the operative time, operating room surgical setup/disposables, and hospital stay. ...Read more
Thousands!: In the us, the cost of Herceptin (trastuzumab) depends on who gives it to you and what kind of insurance you have. Patient's bills are in the range of $2000 to over &7000 per treatment. Why the difference? Medicare limits how much the cost can be "marked up" from the purchase price, but other insurance companies aren't as strict. So... The cost is what the market will bear, sadly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to pinpoin: But mostly runs about 50, 000 to 60, 000, usually this is the reimbursement to hospitals. ...Read more
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For bone metastases what are the benefits and costs of local infiltration of anesthetic over palliative radiation?
Talk to an expert: Radiation oncologists are experts in the treatment of bone metastases by radiation, and are the best doctors to answer this question for you. If pain is the chief problem, consult a pain specialist. Local infiltration with an anesthetic such as Lidocaine will provide only brief, temporary pain relief and is not a solution. The kind of cancer is important to know before treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tech + Pro: The equipment and those that run it and plan your treatment and deliver it daily are covered as a medicare technical charge. The doctor the perscibes and monitors is a second aspect. Together technical and professional charges. Each have cpt - codes for charges. The tech charge pays salaries and depreciation costs for equipment. Doc fees for their expertise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several thousand: Cost depends on the type of laser used, skill and experience level of the doctor, and geographic location. Experience is the most important criteria in your search. If you call around your area and find that most doctors are charging within a certain range but one doctor is much lower, i would be very leery. Laser resurfacing requires a lot of skill and experience to perform well--do not go cheap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Surgery cost: The hospital bill depend on the type of colon cancer surgery. There is very little transparency in these fees. Most hospitals will give you an estimate if they know the surgeons procedure code. Open surgery is likely less expensive than laparoscopic or robotic surgery because the equipment charges are less. The most imporant thing is the quality of the surgeon, see if they can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many variables: There are many variables to consider when considering long-term care. Cost is affected by location & unit (1bdrm vs shared) as well as type of care required. Nursing homes are typically more expensive than assisted living b/c staffing requirements. Check out http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/LTCC.html as starting point for comparison. ...Read more
Physical Education: Yes, yes, yes, yes...Get a more detailed answer ›
Nexavar (sorafenib): Nexavar (sorafenib) is a targeted therapy that can block the ability of tumor to recruit blood vessels and stop the tumor from growing. This can be used in conjunction with locoregional therapy (chemoembolization) in certain situations or on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to expect at the last few days of life for my mom, 84, stage 4 hepatoma, on nexavar, (sorafenib) but she is refusing to use the med. What to expect?
Yes, for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This drug is a multikinase inhibitor and works by decreasing tumor growth and replication, by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that tumors rely on to get nourishment. This is not a curative treatment, prolonging survival on average 7 mo. ...Read more
My husband has been diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma and he is taking nexavar; I would like to know if you have experience with this drug resu?
Yes: Nexavar, also called sorafenib, is an oral drug that was approved in 2007 for treating hepatocellular carcinoma that cannot be surgically removed. It delays the growth of the tumor, but it does not cure it. Diarrhea, hair loss, and hand/foot syndrome (redness and peeling of hands and feet) are the main side effects. Good luck to you both! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My father 62 year is being treated with stage4 hcc. Tace is done 3 week s ago. He has been put on nexavar (sorafenib). How much time left for him. Please help?
It varies: Hcc is a serious disease with a variable survival depending on his liver functions( child pugh score). Average surviival is 6-12 months, with occasional surviors living up to two years. ...Read more
Hi dear doctor
my son 21 yo is inoperabl stage 4a sınce dıagnosed october 2013 with pvt. he use sorafenib and he had yıtrıum embolization in march 2014.the tumor diagnosed withaout any symptom or marcer by me at usg.the tumor minimized 2 CM and now sin
Sounds complicated: With a question like this you are best suited trying to find an oncologist on HealthTap that has a "Concierge" practice. You may then inquire to join his/her practice and consult them directly in regards to your question(s). Otherwise, this is too complicated to be answered in this 400 character or less format. Remember if you seek a formal online consultation, have all available info ready. ...Read more
A 50 yr-old male patient has liver cancer, used to take Sorafenib.he couldn't take it anymore because of the heavy side effect. Is PD-1 suitable for him?
Liver cancer: A lot more information would need to be taken into account by a specialist who deals with Anti PD-1 drugs before that can be answered. Were you aware that this question went to the health education site of Health Tap? We provide medical education and can not provide diagnosis or treatment plans. ...Read more
My mother treated with RFA and TACE.now taking sorafenib but due to this medicine she is gone weaker can we discontinue? AFP range is 700
Not enough: Your question did not include critical information. It sounds like your mom suffers from liver malignancy (cancer). The only person I would suggest to ask for further recommendations would be her oncologist or the person who prescribed her sorafenib as from now on and going forward the oncologist and their team would be best to differentiate symptoms related to her disease from drug side effects. ...Read more
What r the chances of getting back renal cell carcinoma for an old male (63 yrs) after being cured by nephrectomy & taking nexavar (sorafenib) ?
Does advanced liver cancer mean anything but death? Is there any chance to survive? My father has been taking nexavar (sorafenib) for 2 months...
If the cancer is: A single lesion, it can sometimes be completely resected( cut out), and one can be cured. ...Read more
Used for Stage 4: Nexavar, or sorafenib, is used to treat advanced, unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also used to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer. This drug is a multikinase inhibitor and works by decreasing tumor growth and replication, by inhibiting the formation of blood vessels that tumors rely on to get nourishment. This is not a curative treatment, prolonging survival on average 7 mo. ...Read more
My mom, 84, if she stop her nexavar (sorafenib) for her primary liver cancer, what would her life expectancy be?
8 months: Without more details it's hard to know. Best supportive care would be 8 months. Why has she not had liver directed therapy? An elevated AFP is not a contraindication to treatment. I recently treated an 84 yo otherwise healthy woman with hcc with an AFP of 3500. The tumors are now gone and her AFP is 2! if your mom is healthy and you wish more aggressive treatment, it can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stage 4 liver cancer,cirrhosis,cancer also in spine. Diagnosed in Jan.Half dose Nexavar (sorafenib) 3 mths. Prognosis?
It's not great but-: -this is a question for your treating physician. He/she is aware of your situation. ...Read more
My dad has an advanced liver cancer an dis taking nexavar (sorafenib) for 3 months. The AFP keeps rising. Does that absolutely mean the cancer is growing?
Experts, might someone recommend nexavar (sorafenib) for a stage 4 inactive neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer patient?
Possibly: Stage 4 indicates that you have net at a site distant from the pancreas or regional lymph node, likely the liver. Not clear what you mean by"inactive", whether you mean it is stable or not secreting any substance. In any case, sorafenib (nexavar) is being tested in metastatic net in clinical trials (http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/show/nct00131911) & (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23475104). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean to have a high monocytes and low neutrophils absolute count while I am taking Nexavar, (sorafenib) a chemotherapy for advanced thyroid cancer?
Effect of chemo: Low neutrophils are expected with chemotherapy agents, as the drugs destroy them (in the process of destroying the cancerous cells.) High monocyte count can be due to an infection or inflammation. Also, as the blood counts recover after a dose of chemo, the monocyte count can also be temporarily improved. Good luck with your cancer treatment. ...Read more
Sorafenib decreased platelet count of my father at 72 who's diabetic, diagnosed with hcc & decompensated liver cirrhosis & now unable to take sorafenib?
My friend,: ..You paint a very bleak picture. Your dad is elderly and his bad cirrhosis makes it likely that any treatment for his hcc will cause more harm than good. I would respectfully suggest that you guys start focusing on confort measures rather than additional therapy. Of course, I do not know all the details so this is a conversation to have with his treating oncologist. Best to both. ...Read more
What makes Trovax different from other kidney cancer meds (like nexavar, proleukin, torisel, (temsirolimus) sutent)?
Other drugs worked: Nexavar, torisel, and sutent all received FDA approval because they improved progression free survival. The initial Trovax trial was terminated early because there was little or no prospect of demonstrating a statistically significant survival benefit compared to placebo. http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/16/22/5539.long ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
80 yr old w/ cancer btween kidney/colon with lung metastasis, giving her nexavar (sorafenib) & pain patches overall health has decreased is radiation good option?
Complicated question: I don't think i or anyone can answer this for you as welll as the oncologist can or the team who is treating your loved one. Nexavar (sorafenib) is for a few advanced stage cancers. At age 80 with metastatic disease and overall decline in her health, sounds like whatever is being done including radiation would be palliative (to ease her suffering). Talk openly with providers about goals. God bless you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer