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Medicine For Ileal Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Depends on type: Tumors in the ileum may cause intestinal obstruction with resultant swelling of the abdomen, vomiting. Pain etc. Many ileal cancers are lymphomas and there may be lymph node enlargement in the abdomen and elsewhere. Some neuroendocrine tumors may produce flushing and related symptoms of carcinoid syndrome. ...Read more
I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of ileal cancer. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?
Remove the cancer: It is an unusual diagnosis, but if you have cancer in the intestine it needs to be surgically removed. Depending on the type, other treatment such as chemotherapy or immunetherapy might be required. Continuing to stay healthy by working out and eating well will help you recover, but they will not substitute for actual removal of the cancer. ...Read more
Surgical resection: Again - I suspect that this is a computer generated question: what is the treatment for... I wonder if there are patients out there asking questions, or simply a bunch of docs answering computer generated questions? ...Read more
Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have ileal cancer?
Small bowel cancer: The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive. Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute. ...Read more
TCM for cancer: What you refer as oriental medicine is traditional chinese medicine correct? Tcm has thousand years history to support its effectiveness and efficacy. A lot of "western" chemotherapy are originally found and made from natural source-i.e.Such as sea cucumber, periwinkle plant. Etc. The problem is that it is really hard to prove/explain the mechanism/ efficacy of tcm using the western standard. ...Read more
No: Different drugs and drug combinations are used for different cancers. ...Read more
Yes: Eribulin is a drug that works by interfering with proteins that form structures known as microtubules, vital for cell division and function. It is derived from sea sponges and it's currently used for patients with breast cancer. ...Read more
Need more clarity: Please be more specific...which drug and what inhibitor are you asking about???? tell us what exactly is in your mind. Right now it is not clear to me! ...Read more
Chemotherapy: Drugs that are used to treat cancer come in different types, but most fall under the category of chemotherapy. These drugs interfere with the cancer cells' ability to reproduce. There are other drugs called targeted therapies or immunotherapies. The treatment type is different for each cancer. ...Read more
The FDA is charged: With assuring 1. Safety (the side effects must be known, first in culture, then in animals, then in people in phase I studies); 2. Effectiveness: phsse ii studies look at the promising schedules from phase i, and test in a panel of human specific cancers to demonstrate response rate and survival is the ultmate test over agents alreasy in hand. ...Read more