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Gemzar Treatment Pancreatic
Gemzar (gemcitabine) carbo chemotherapy can cause leg edema for how long it will last after treatment is finished?
Rare: It is not common, but if does it should resolve in few days after chemo i believe. ...Read more
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
In general, is Gemzar (gemcitabine) as chemo for pancreatic cancer more potent with many more side effects that most other agents, like 5-FU?
One of the best drug: Gemzar (gemcitabine) was the first approved drug and was superior to 5-FU for treating this cancer . So it continues to be the key drugs in the newer combinatiions being developed(or recently developed such as NAb-Paclitaxel+Gemzar (gemcitabine)). It does not have any serious toxicities just lowers the blood counts which is mostly inconsequential. ...Read more
My mom has pancreatic cancer that started spreading to liver. Her oncologist not sure if continuing (gemzar) chemo would benefit her. Any suggestions?
Probably not: Your question implied that she developed liver metastasis while on gemzar (gemcitabine). If so, it is not llikely that continuing Gemzar (gemcitabine) alone will be helpful. She should speak with her oncologist about newer and more promising chemotherapy regimens such as adding nab-paclitaxel or trying folfirinox. Recent studies have shown encouraging results! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat complications.: This depends on how bad the trauma is and what complications it develops. One of the most severe can be a pseudocyst a collection of fluid in the organ tissue of the pancreas or in the lesser sac of the abdomen. This is rich in pancreatic enzymes, blood, and necrotic tissue. If large, it may need drainage. It can have complications, like rupture, that may need more extensive management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the treatment for a gallbladder sludge and inflamed pancreas? Did the cyst in my liver come from the gallbladder sludge?
I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?
When you have a mild acute pancreits attack is it healed after treatment? Can it return if again? It's not clear after if your pancreas is back as bef
For my brother, MRCP test confirm bulky pancreas. So doctor gave Panlipase 25000 for a month. Thus his treatment is in right track ?
Need more info: Hard to make a judgement without knowing more of your brother's medical history. He has to trust his doctor. If he is very concerned about his care then a second opinion may be warranted with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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