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Pancytopenia Treatment Guidelines
COG and NCI: The most up to date listing of active clinical trials: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/results?Protocolsearchid=12130317 this lists phase i-iv clinical trials for children with newly diagnosed, or relapsed rhabdomyosarcoma (rms). For a good overview of rms: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childrhabdomyosarcoma/patient/page1/allpages i wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is hospitalization needed for chronic Lyme disease treament (during an intravenous antibiotic treatment)?
Not necessarily: Not necessarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: More of a targeted therapy. Unlike chemotherapy which does not have a target, Gleevec or imatinib does have a target. It blocks a tyrosine kinase which prevents certain protein development needed for cancer growth. So more of what is called a biologic therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: We do use it if they have chromosomal changes that predict response. However, not the standard of care. Mainly used if the person is not in the best of shape and looking for alternative, non aggressive options. Hope this helps. ...Read more
It is an old regimen: It is one of the effective treatment regimens for metastatic colon Cancer which first appeared on the scene more than 5 years back and became popular for a while to be soon upgraded with other more effective modern regimens which also include Avastin (bevacizumab) in combination with chemotherapy. ...Read more
Need to know exact D: Exact diagnosis of your Cancer is most important first piece of information that I need to know. Your diagnosis is probably not Leukemia, as CVP regimen of chemo is meant to be used only for low grade Lymphoma, not for Leukemia(If you do have leukemia, you should know what type of Leukemia do you have....as there are 4 different types(2 Acute and 2 Chronic types). ...Read more
Many: Treatments for sickle cell disease include hydroxyurea, blood transfusions, or even bone marrow transplants in certain cases. It depends on the severity of disease. Treating pain crises is also a very important part of managing the side effects of the disease. Because sickle cell disease can affect many organs in the body, it is essential to receive care from an expert in sickle cell disease. ...Read more
Chemotherapy: Depends on what you received in the past and how long ago you received it. Also depends on any underlying other medical problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Nothing: The indication for cll therapy are the following: stage 3 (hemoglobin <10), stage 4 (platelets<100, 000). A rapid lymphocyte doubling time is also a reason. It should not be treated at rai stage 0 or 1. It is not curable, so treatment is given only when needed. If the leukemia starts bothering the patient, then time to treat the leukemia. Hope this helps. ...Read more
R-CHOP: The most common regimen is r-chop (rituximab, cytoxan, adriamycin, (doxorubicin) vincristine, prednisone). Other options are epoch-r, a clinical trial. There are several regimens, but the most common regimen is r-chop. It also varies on the stage of the disease. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Depends: There are many kinds of non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Each is treated differently depending on specific type and stage. Commonly some sort of chemotherapy is best, but occasionally radiation therapy alone or in combination with chemo, antibody therapy, antibiotics, or even doing nothing right away and closely monitoring the disease may be the preferred course. A good oncologist can guide the way. ...Read more
Best first-line treatment for mantle cell lymphoma now: high doses of ara-c+rituximab and autologous sc transplant, or rituximab+bendamustine?
There is no: Definitive answer to your question. Studies have compared the strategies you mention. The high dose ara-c arm was closed because it was difficult to mobilize stem cells for transplant after these regimens. Bendamustine-r is a good program, and many centers would consolidate a good response with an autograft. ...Read more
Pls suggest best treatment options for nsclc(stage-4) 58/f patient undergoing chemotherapy since 1yr.Suggest regarding monoclonal antibodies also.?
Restate question: Stage i non-small cell lung cancer is most commonly treated by surgical removal, or by radiation therapy if lung fuction is not good enough to allow for surgery. If the disease is more advanced and not operable, then chemotherapy is recommended. Testing for certain proteins in the tumor (alk-1, egfr for example) could be done to see if other treatment options might be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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