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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Mutamycin (Overview)

Mutamycin is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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How long does it take for the effects of mitomycin to kick in?

How long does it take for the  effects of mitomycin to kick in?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
6 doctors shared insights

Mutamycin (Overview)

Mutamycin is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Will start mitomycin c. How long does it usually take for side effects to start?

Will start mitomycin c. How long does it usually take for side effects to start?

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

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How long does it take for the effects of mitomycin to kick in?

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

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Will start mitomycin c. How long does it usually take for side effects to start?

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

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Is mitomycin c effective in treating cancer?

Is mitomycin c effective in treating cancer?

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

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Haze after prk and mitomycin c, should I be concerned?

Haze after prk and mitomycin c, should I be concerned?

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

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Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?

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 more

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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've had a small squamous cell carcinoma of the eye removed (<5mm). Treatment with mitomycin during removal only. Any suggested follow up procedures?

Follow up needed!: The nice thing here is that you can be followed up clinically and observed. Follow your surgeon's directions. Should likely be seen every 4-6 months for a 2 years or so. If no recurrence, then at least annually! ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

Dr. Gabriel Haddad
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Mitomycin (Definition)

Mitomycin is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a ...Read more