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Medicine For Ureteral Cancer
The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Initially none: Initial stages no symptoms, microscopic hematuria (blood in urine ) and presences of cancer cells are accidentally seen in routine urine microscopic examination as the ureter gets obstructed flan pain, may gross hematuria and presences of cancer cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?
Bleeding/Obstruction: Tumor in the ureter can cause obstruction of urine flow what will lead to pain. Bleeding in the urine is a common finding.Pain can be located anywhere in the abdomen or even in the back. A CT scan of the abdomen can easily detect the abnormality in the kidney or even in the ureter if the tumor growth is more advanced. ...Read more
I just had my kidney removed due to cancer in the ureter! do you agree that 2000mg salt and 70gms protein/day is a good level?
Sounds fairly good: I am so sorry to hear of your trouble; losing an organ to disease/cancer is not easy. Anyhow, generally it is recommended to keep sodium intake to 2500mg or less--you are doing that. For an average person, about 50gm of protien is good, a bit higher for men. Having one healthy kidney is adequate for a healthy life, if all else is good as well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a nephroureterectomy two years ago. At that time, there was cancer in the ureter only; none in kidney or bladder. Now, there is one node that is suspicious for recurrence. Chemo is advised. How effective is it?
Tell us more: How did they find the suspected node? By scan ? Please tell us your age, ct or pet scans findings. Consult with your dr about the need for biopsy for confirmation of recurrence? Do not be shy. Ask about the extent of the disease, is it localized? Did it spread ? Is it the same cancer ? What type of chemo? Keep in touch. ....We will be glad to help. ...Read more
Bleeding: Cancer in these areas usually causes microscopic or visible blood in the urine. It can also cause obstruction to the outflow of urine from the kidney and cause kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). This then can also cause kidney pain in the flank area when the kidney becomes obstructed, similar to the pain from a kidney stone. If left untreated, these tumors tend to grow and metastasize. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ureter cancer pain is only proclaimed due to obstruction and is like colic pain? an ultrasound can show any tumor in ureter?
Hydrouterenephrosis with stricture of ureter. No stones found on ct. No previous surgery. Worried this is cancer?
Need work up: Need work up for obstruction at ureter , yes stone and tumor can cause, but more often a benign vascular band rather than cancer is the cause , before you worry you need more work up . Direct visualization and by passing obstruction with a a stent catheter ( double j ) most likely will be one, speak to your doctor. ...Read more
My 88 year old mother has cancer of the ureter, surrounding lymph nodes affected as well. She has chosen not to treat. What can we expect?
The ureter: Is the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder. She has two of each. If she refuses treatment and understands that the tumor first grows, bleeds, blocks kidney, goes to those node, but later may cause pain and metastasis (travel) to other organs. However, the other kidney will continue to function if it is already in good shape. Elderly people have different objectives. Take time to listen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello my mum was nephrostomy because of breast cancer and her ureter obstacle so she is under chemioterapy . 2 days ago she did chemo I saw some white particles in her urin tub . Please help me .
Sometimes: Cancer is a few thousand different diseases that have in common destabilization of the genome, making it very tough to cure once it's no longer localized enough to remove surgically. When I was a kid, we cured 2 in 6; a med student 3 in 6, now 4 in 6. Some meds often cure certain disseminated cancers. There will never be a single medicine to cure this, and some will remain intractable. ...Read more
Multidisciplinary: Developing a cancer drug is an involved process that need contributions of chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists, doctors, pharmacologists, and more. Nanotechnology has not played a major role, yet. ...Read more
Patience.......: Depending on his illness, to help his quality of life and hopefully lead to a long life there may not be another way other than taking some medicines. Depending on your child's and the regimen recommended you might consider: 1- making a game of the medicine routine with a small reward/prize at the completion 2- ask the compounding pharmacy if there are ways to make the drugs more palatable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extensive testing: After going through pre-clinical testing in cell culture lines and animal models, a cancer drug is tested in humans. A phase i trial looks for safety information regarding the maximum tolerated dose of a drug. A phase ii trial looks for initial efficacy possibilities in a particular cancer population. A phase iii trial compares the new treatment against the current standard option. ...Read more
Do I understand?: You are asking about plants that have anti-cancer properties. The ones that actually help control / kill of the cancer (taxol, vinca) are now part of the mainstream pharmacoupia. I'm probably not the only person on healthtap that's optimistic about medical marijuana for the side-effects of chemotherapy and for palliation. The other botanicals aren't miracle cures. Be discerning & good luck. ...Read more
Many: There are a few drugs that use this idea such as abraxane. There are mulle possibilities. Currently an chemotherapy is attached to a carrier molecule and attached to an antibody for breast cancer. Delivery might be less important than targeting weakness in cancer cells more specifically. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: If you have cancer, even a little basal cell carcinoma on your nose, it will eventually kill you, period, unless you have appropriate surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. The alternative medicine community ranges from people who offer labor-intensive comfort measures that can help to the most cynical, cruel, and dishonest charlatans who will play anyone for a fool. Please be careful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which chemo?: It really depends on which chemo you will be receiving. There is a wide variety. Some can leave you with numbness in your fingers and toes, others contribute to infertility, and many contribute to a higher lifetime risk of developing new skin cancer with sun exposure. Your medical oncologist should be an excellent resource for this question. ...Read more
Furazolidone is banned in united states,is there any drug substitue it,and why it is banned, does it really cause cancer?
Nitrofuran abx: Furazolidone is in the class of nitrofuran antibiotics. Apparently, in the mid-1990s, the drug was found to have carcinogenic metabolites, so it was taken off the market eventually by the FDA in 2009. The good news is that it's in the same class as Macrobid, and depending on what type of infection you're treating, there are lots of other antibiotics. Furazolidone is not very special or unique. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer