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Doxil Liposomal Doxorubicin
Was on Taxol and didn't work now going on doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) is that......Going to help?
Chemotherapy: To start with Taxol or Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) does not make difference but if you fail Taxol you could get a response with Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) for sure. ...Read more
If you have kaposi's sarcoma and are given doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo is amputation still an option?
Sure but..: Sure, amputation will still be an option- if nothing works. However, as much as possible , we try to avoid it...That is why we give chemo--like Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) etc. There are some other chemo can be used if Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) does not work- for example- paclitaxel, docetaxel, navelbine-- and off course, continue your HIV meds. Discuss further with your oncologist regarding treatment options. ...Read more
MAGIC MOUTHWASH: Mouth sores can be a sign that your white blood cells have dropped. Get labs drawn. For relief of symptoms while discomfort resolves several combinations exist. My favorite: nystatin/maalox/carafate - very soothing. Other include: benadryl/nystatin/maalox - can burn and viscous lidocaine/nystatin/maalox - will numb your entire mouth/tounge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep having recurring inside mouth sore following doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) chemo - need a relief/cure?
Ask your oncologist: Your oncologist has the answer to it and he/she can help you to reduce the degree of the sores. Often it requires dose reduction and or lengthen the interval between your treatments(to 4 weeks instead of 3 weeks) which is Ok initially but later on, it takes longer for the mouth to fully heal before the next chemotherapy is administered. ...Read more
I just had my first infusion of doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) for stage ivb papillary serous-cell endometrial cancer. I am experiencing a burning sensation in my liver. Why?
It can: It can- but that will depend on the cumulative dose given, your age when receiving the treatment, whether you also received other kind of therapy? Radiation etc. Please discuss your situation with your oncologist. ...Read more
Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Yes, Adriamycin (doxorubicin) requires a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
I shall try: Both drugs are being used in osteosarcoma. Each has its own benefits and side effects. It is a balance beween benefits and risks. Drug combinations areusually used. Age and order of use (1st-round or 2nd) are important factors. Protocols based on national standards are routinely followed. Thank yu for asking. Consult with your cancer doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both drugs: Are . 40 years of use. Vincristine, a vinca alkaloid, inhibits the mitotic spindle needed to draw chromosomes apart during cell division. Cancer cells divide more often. Adria intercalates between dna strands preveneting replication and trtanscription: reading dna to make new stuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is adriamycin (doxorubicin) chemotherapy pushed manually rather than administered through an iv? Are premeds given with a/c chemo? If so what are they?
It is IV: ...Just given as an IV push instead of an IV drip to reduce, amongst other things, the risk of leakage to surrounding tissues leading to a chemical burn. The choice depends on the particular institution and the chemo protocol. As to premeds, most people use zofran (ondansetron) or one of its cousins plus steroids. Many use emend as well right from the start. If this is about you, best wishes. ...Read more
Several effects: Doxorubicin is a powerful medication used in chemotherapy to treat cancer. Like many chemotherapy drugs, it causes side effects including hair loss. The dose has to be managed carefully to avoid damage to the heart. If you have cancer that requires this medication, your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits in more detail. No one is given this medication unless it's really needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer