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Methotrexate Or Dactinomycin Chemotherapy After Suction Curettage
It depends: Chemotherapy is the proven best treatment for most such cases . If there is only 1-2 mets, such tumors can be removed and may be curable with combined use chemotherapy and surgery. Chemo-embolization is not a standard treatment, although it has been used effectively by some oncologists. Ask your oncologist the pros and cons of your multiple choices or you should seek a second opinion to explore ...Read more
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
Ciii ovarian cancer in 06, 1212, surgery and chemo paxitaxtel/carboplatin. In remission. Recurrence treated with tamoxifen, carboplatin alone, abraxan, then topotacan to no avail. Which chemo next?
Many options: Choosing chemo depends on many factors, so only your doctor can decide what might work for you. Drugs you haven't mentioned include altretamine, capecitabine, cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) vinorelbine, ifosfamide, etoposide, and irinotecan. There are also several hormonal agents. And a clinical trial might be an option. Check out www.Cancer.Gov for more info. And good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the chemo: Herceptin should not be given in combination with adraimycin. It would increase the risk of heart toxicity. We do commonly give Herceptin in combination with other drugs like Carboplatin and taxotere, or paclitaxol in an adjuvant setting. Herceptin alone is done to complete 1 year of treatment. In the setting of advanced disease we give it in combination with drugs like Xeloda and navelbine (vinorelbine). ...Read more
Age 79, male, colon cancer Pt3n1b, surgery finished. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy recommended ? or both?
More info: The molecular and some of the subtle microscopic features must also be considered. Then the odds with and without different modalities can be reviewed. It will be your choice. ...Read more
Stage iii-b crc removed surgically 2 weeks ago, 3 days ago surgery was performed to remove post op adhesion blocking the small intestines, suggested chemo is capeox. When should treatment begin?
Adjuvant chemo: Adjuvant chemo for stage iii colorectal cancer would be combination of 5fu/oxaliplatin or capecitabine/oxaliplatin. Chemo can be started as soon as you are recovering well from your surgery. It can be started 4-6 weeks from surgery-providing that all surgical site is healed. Good luck. It is not a common thing to have a colon cancer at age of 30- thus a genetic counselling/testing is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemotherapy irinotecan failed . Mcrc pt with few small mets u under 2 cm, can ablation such as nano knife be beneficial ?
Possibly: Technology still new without good long term data. Go to an institution that has a large experience, like a University Hospital ...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
Cea analysis was increased to 1500 before treatment of secondary bone cancer but after radiation therapy and 3 chemotherapy sessions dropped to 1000?
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) related t1 g3 bladder cancer. Not candidate for cystectomy, or chemo due to previous chemo, any studies that radx is worthwhile alone.
See below: Please clarify a few things for me - you said t1, high grade disease? Chemo is not needed. The standard of care is still intravesical immunotherapy with bcg. Intravesical Mitomycin c, bcg with interferon, or gemcitabine are also used. Cystectomy for t1 disease is typically reserved for bcg-refractory cases. Most radiation data is from europe and involves >t2 tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Monoclonal antibodies are just one class of drugs used to fight certain cancers. Often, they have to be used with chemotherapy to get the best results (examples: Rituxan with chemotherapy in some lymphomas or Avastin (bevacizumab) with chemotherapy in colon cancer). Sometimes monoclonal antibodies can be used by themselves also. They aren't necessarily better than chemotherapy, just different. ...Read more
Can alopecia areata be treated in pregnancy with kenalog (triamcinolone) injections or should expectant mothers wait until after delivery?
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
Suffering with mouth cancer under stage 4b. Doctors suggest chemotherapy after which decision can b taken regarding surgery.
Best doctors!: I'm sorry to hear about your cancer. Even if you had the best doctors answering questions on this website, they would need to see you personally along with all your test results in order to try to advise you. If i were in your position, i would seek the best head and neck surgeon and oncologist, either in or out of your country for consultation.Perhaps get a few opinions. Then follow their advice. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had a small squamous cell carcinoma of the eye removed (<5mm). Treatment with mitomycin during removal only. Any suggested follow up procedures?
Q. About paloma-2 trial, exclusion "prior neo adjuvant treatment with letrozole or anastrozole with dfi d 12-months from completion of treatment." still on arimidex since 2009, am i excluded?
Maybe not!: This trial is for patients with metastatic breast cancer, and you cannot have received any treatment for your metastatic disease. This has to be the first treatment. So if you've been taking Arimidex (which is anastrozole) to treat metastatic breast cancer, you are excluded. But if you developed metastatic disease while taking Arimidex for your initial breast cancer, you're not excluded! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After taxol (paclitaxel) reaction for 3b squamous nsclc, husband is on weekly treatment, 2 wks abraxane, then 1 w/ abraxane/carboplatin. Is it normal & effective?
Cancer: Does the oncologist tell an infusion nurse to give chemotherapy injection through port or is it done by the MD? Does chemo take one hour?
Husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction. Concurrent radation therapy. Is this an effective plan?
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