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Dr. Corey Clay
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Cytarabine (Overview)

Cytarabine is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune disorders, such as lupus. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Cytarabine (Overview)

Cytarabine is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What is cytarabine for?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What is cytarabine  for?

Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body. It is used in combination with other cheotherapy to treat aute leukemia.Discuss further with you roncologist and see more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more

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Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Porbably not: The combination of chemotherapy is dependent on the disease being treated. The drugs you mention are not generally given in combination together. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Can doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) treat multiple myeloma?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Can doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) treat multiple myeloma?

Yes: Yes, Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) can be used to treat multiple myeloma. Discuss further in detail with your oncologist -whether the chemotherapy would be appropriate for your case. ...Read more

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Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Effects of leukemia drugs: mylotarg and cytosine arabinoside?

Mylotarg-cytarabine: Open these links: http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/mylotarg.Html http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/cytarabine.Html.

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Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?

There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read more

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Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

Is nexavar (sorafenib) prescribed for hepatocellular carcinoma?

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

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Peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

Peripheral t-cell lymphoma cure: chop induction+ifosfamide/mtx + autologous transplant or romidepsim+brenduximab?

Complex problem: Cannot comment with 2 lines of information. Need the entire clinical context. If you seek more detailed information get a formal second opinion. ...Read more

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What is Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

What is Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

Gemzar (gemcitabine): "Gemzar is used to treat cancers of the pancreas, lung, ovary, and breast. See: http://www.drugs.com/gemzar.html ...Read more

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Whats cytarabine used for?

Whats cytarabine used for?

Many cancers: Cytarabine (also known as ara-c) is a very important and widely used chemotherapy agent. It is used in leukemia treatment, as well as for solid tumors. It works by inhibiting dna synthesis in such a way that cancer cells are unable to repair the damage cause by the drug, but normal cells can recover. ...Read more

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Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Is revlimid (lenalidomide) effective for acute myelogenous leukemia?

Possibly: If the leukemia develops out of a myelodysplasia and has evidence of a 5q-, then possibly. But, the results are mediocre at best. Not curative by any stretch but could possibly slow the leukemia down for a short time. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often. ...Read more

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Whats cytarabine used for?

Many cancers: Cytarabine (also known as ara-c) is a very important and widely used chemotherapy agent. It is used in leukemia treatment, as well as for solid tumors. It works by inhibiting dna synthesis in such a way that cancer cells are unable to repair the damage cause by the drug, but normal cells can recover. ...Read more

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How effective is fludarabine (Fludara) for treating lymphoma?

Not very: For most lymphomas fludarabine is not the treatment of choice. The appropriate therapy depends substantially on the subtype of lymphoma. Fludarabine has been used in many indolent lymphomas and does have efficacy but newer agents have the same benefits with less toxicity. The only lymphoma in which fludarabine is routinely used at this point is CLL as part of the combination FCR or FR. ...Read more

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Whats camptosar (irinotecan) for?

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Whats camptosar (irinotecan) for?

Camptosar (irinotecan): Is hormonal antineoplastic medication given by injection in treatment of metastatic colorectal cancers. ...Read more

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What is Toposar (etoposide)?

What is Toposar (etoposide)?

Toposar (etoposide): Toposar (etoposide) treats cancer of the testicles and small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Cytosar U (Definition)

Cytosar-U is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Ara C (Definition)

ARA-C is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a ...Read more