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When does it kick in: Unpredictable. It is for adeocarcinoma of certian organs and should be taken every 6 weeks. Lets hope it helps but ask you oncologist if it is working or not. ...Read more
Mitomycin C: In addition to effects on blood cells you may getmouth sores, poor appetite, fatigue, and less commonly nausea and vomiting, mild diarrhea, hair loss, bladder inflammation (urinary frequency, burning, cramping, pain) - seen with intravesical (into the bladder) therapy, and there are other rare side effects. They may occur at differing times during the treatment. Discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more
Yes: The mitomycins are a family of aziridine-products isolated from Streptomyces caespitosus or Streptomyces lavendulae. One of these compounds, mitomycin C, is very useful as a chemotherapeutic agent . It is given IV to treat esophageal, anal and breast cancers, as well as by bladder instillation for superficial bladder tumors. In combo with RT it can be very effective. ...Read more
Varying severity: Haze can be mild to severe. Mild haze is unlikely to affect your vision. Your eye surgeon will titrate some of the medications during your recovery to minimize haze and its effect on your vision. Most patients with haze don't experience any significant symptoms, and it's something that bothers us more as doctors because we see it using 10x magnification on our microscopes. Good luck. ...Read more
Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?
No: Chemotherapy alone is not generally used for treating cancers of the head & neck. Surgery may be an alternative to radiation therapy for cheek cancers. Depending on the extent of the cancer, surgery could be significantly more morbid than radiation therapy. You might consider a consultation at a multi-disciplinary program with head & neck surgeons, radiation oncologists & medical oncologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a small squamous cell carcinoma of the eye removed (<5mm). Treatment with mitomycin during removal only. Any suggested follow up procedures?
I'm about to have my 6th of 6 mitomycin treatment for bladder cancer. Taking vesicare (solifenacin). Feeling very fatigued with horse throat; is that side effects?
Mutamycin allergy: Mutamycin (Mitomycin) is a chemotherapy medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For possible adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/mitomycin-side-effects.html ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers