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Can Retin A (tretinoin) cause skin cancer? What happens when u use to much retin A (tretinoin)?

Can Retin A (tretinoin) cause skin cancer?  What happens when u use to much retin A (tretinoin)?

No: Overuse it and your skin will get irritated. It's a great over-the-counter Rx for acne especially if there are comedones. If it doesn't clear you in two weeks, your personal physicain can help you out by adding prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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I have used rdl baby face solution which contains hydroquinone 4% and tretinoin 20 mcg.Is it harmful for skin.Is that a cause for skin cancer..?

I have used rdl baby face solution which contains hydroquinone 4% and tretinoin 20 mcg.Is it harmful for skin.Is that a cause for skin cancer..?

Bad choice: This won't give you skin cancer, but if you try to lighten your skin color, you can disfigure yourself. You're a young man at your physical, mental and sexual prime. Light or dark, it's your genetic gift, and if people see you trying to change it, you'll invite ridicule. Why not instead focus on taking the best care possible of your body, and develop its full potential for strength ; beauty? ...Read more

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I have been using (hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate) cream for 4 months now for PIH at my back, twice a day. Am I at risk of skin cancer?

I have been using (hydroquinone+tretinoin+mometasone furoate) cream for 4 months now for  PIH  at my back, twice a day. Am I at risk of skin cancer?

Any irritant is bad: Any time you do something there is always a risk and a benefit which have to be weighed. Discuss things with your doc. ...Read more

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What is the cancer drug exemestane?

What is the cancer drug exemestane?

It is an AI: It is in a class of drugs that are called aromatase inhibitors. It is designed to prevent non-ovarian tissues from producing estrogen compound. Its major uses is in hormone receptor positive breast cancer. ...Read more

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Why does doxorubicin (cancer drug) have a greater effect on heart?

Why does doxorubicin (cancer drug) have a greater effect on heart?

Myocyte damage: Adriamycin ( doxorubicin ) originally derived from bacteria, an antibiotic used in cancer treatment can damage cardiac myocytes by interfering oxygen transport inside the cell , (by decreasing in mitochondrial oxidative phasphorylation ), by simple words choking heart muscle cells. It is dose related.. ...Read more

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Is developing a new cancer drug science or nanotechnology?

Is developing a new cancer drug science or nanotechnology?

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

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What are risks of the cancer drug herceptin (trastuzumab)?

What are risks of  the cancer drug herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Several: Herceptin (trastuzumab) is remarkably well tolerated. The most common side effect is a decline in the pumping ability of the heart (called the left ventricular ejection fraction), possibly leading to congestive heart failure. Thus, people getting Herceptin (trastuzumab) should have an echocardiogram done before, and about every 3 months while on herceptin (trastuzumab). Most of the time, the heart recovers after the Herceptin (trastuzumab) is stopped. ...Read more

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How can I buy cancer drug xalcori in us using prescription from germany? Patient is in germany and can’t come to us. I can make verified translation.

How can I buy cancer drug xalcori in us using prescription from germany? Patient is in germany and can’t come to us. I can make verified translation.

Ask the manufacturer: You can ask the manufacturing company - pfizer- about how to export xalkori (crizotinib) to germany. Here is the link - http://www.Pfizer.Com/contact/contact_us_support.Jsp good luck. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the new breast cancer drug tdm1?

I want to know what's the new breast cancer drug tdm1?

Salvage Rx: For her2-positive breast cancer that's relapsed. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/811845. ...Read more

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Which anti-cancer drug has hematuria as one of its side effects?

Which anti-cancer drug has hematuria as one of its side effects?

Hematuria & chemo: There are two chemo drugs that cause blood in the urine: Ifosfamide and cyclofosfamide ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Cancer Drug (Definition)

Cancer agents are drugs used for chemotherapy ...Read more


Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Tretinoin (Definition)

Tretinoin ...Read more