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Age -spots treatment ; is renova (tretinoin) cream best?

Age -spots treatment ; is renova (tretinoin) cream best?

Age Spot Treatment: Renova, (tretinoin) in my opinion, has no place in treating any skin condition. Retin-a replenishes collagen & reduces wrinkles. To treat spots requires hydroquinone. This can be used alone, but is best combined with retin-a, an Alpha hydroxy to remove abnormal cells, a pH restorer and a sun block. The obagi nu-derm system is the best way to do this. See a plastic surgeon specializing in skin rejuvenation. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Which oral medication is available for melanoma skin cancer?

Which oral medication is available for melanoma skin cancer?

Nothing: There is no really good oral med for melanoma. Once the tumor has spread systemic interferon is often used. There are new drugs being developed. Melanama traditionally has been resistent to most types of medications. The mainstay of treatment for melanoma remains surgery. ...Read more

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Is SkinLite cream effective? Also, is it safe to use? Active ingredients: Hydroquinone 2% + Tretinoin .025% + Mometasone Furoate 0.1%

It is safe but not: without risks. First remember that HQ2% is low concentration so may not be enough to lighten skin. Tretinoin is sun senstizing so use product at bedtime and sparingly so you don't get too dry or irritated. Mometasone is a steroid so again use sparingly and take breaks off the topical. If not getting results you want, see derm for prescription strength or other treatment options ...Read more

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Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Is the topical agent for acne called zineryt effective?

Zineryt: Zineryt contains zinc and Erythromycin which are both out dated medications. There is a lot of resistance to Erythromycin because it is an older drug. I prefer epiduo or ziana. ...Read more

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With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

With cancer patients, is navelbine (vinorelbine) something that kills cancer cells?

Also called by its: Generic name, vinorelbine, it is a mitotic spindle inhibitor, and the new "v" drug added in the 1990's. It enjoys a prominent role in nsclc lung cancer treatment in canada and some european countires (france, italy), but not used commonly in us. Now Pemetrexed dominant in most adenocarcinoma, free-for all in squamous. Data using nav in post op (anita trial) reliable. Paclitaxel dominant usa. ...Read more

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Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Side effects from using differin (adapalene) & clindamycin phosphate for acne?

Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more

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How effective is the IFL-Bevacizumab chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

How effective is the IFL-Bevacizumab chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

Better than chemo: Combining bevacizumab (BV)—a recombinant, humanized mAb targeting VEGF with irinotecan, fluorouracil (FU), and leucovorin (LV; IFL) has increased survival of patients with metastatic colorectal Ca compared with IFL It appears necessary to use combination therapy in treatment and has supported the concept that the use of immunochemotherapy improves results over chemo alone. ...Read more

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How effective is the FOLFIRI-Bevacizumab chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

Moderately useful: FOLFIRI-Bev is the standard, commonly used first line chemotherapy for metastatic Colon cancer. It can add about 12 to 18 months extra to your life such that an average patient can live for 2 to 3 years(some live upto 5-6 years... depending on sites of metastases and their response to chemotherapy. You need tell us more about your history such as dates of diagnosis and treatments/results so far?? ...Read more

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How effective is fluorouracil (Adrucil) for treating colon cancer?

How effective is fluorouracil (Adrucil) for treating colon cancer?

In combination: Chemotherapy has some benefit in colon cancer when used in combination with other drugs. FOLFOX is an example that when given in the adjuvant setting can be helpful in minimizing local recurrence. In the therapeutic setting immunotherapy is needed possibly in combination with chemo to prolong survival. ...Read more

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How effective is fluorouracil (Efudex) for treating basal cell cancer?

How effective is fluorouracil (Efudex) for treating basal cell cancer?

Very: The majority of small and even intermediate basal cell cancers can be cured by applying EFUDEX (fluorouracil). The resulting erythema is secondary to destruction of local suppressor cells in the tumor field and influx of effector cells to destroy the tumor. The EFUDEX (fluorouracil) is applied locally for 10 days followed by 10 days of A&D ointment May repeat if needed. ...Read more

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Which company makes the chemotherapy agent cisplatin?

Which company makes the chemotherapy agent cisplatin?

Several companies: There are several manufacturers of Cisplatin in the United States and abroad. ...Read more

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How effective is avastin (bevacizumab) as targeted therapy for the metastatic colorectal cancer?

How effective is avastin (bevacizumab) as targeted therapy for the metastatic colorectal cancer?

See below: It is not a curall for colon cancer but is effective therapy to a large extent it depends onthe size and wehre it is. Almost certianly it requires more than this drug to get a cure if acure is possible. ...Read more

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Can Abraxane and Avastin (bevacizumab) be used for treating ovarian cancer?

Can Abraxane and Avastin (bevacizumab) be used for treating ovarian cancer?

Yes it is an option: The standard therapy for ovarian cancer initially is still a taxane (usually Taxol) and Carboplatin. However, Abraxane is an effective taxane down the line for recurrences, and is potentially less toxic. Avastin (bevacizumab) has been combined safely with Abraxane and the two may be helpful for recurrence management. But the question is a bit difficult to answer concretely because circumstances differ. ...Read more

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How effective is the XELOX chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

How effective is the XELOX chemotherapy regimen for treating colon cancer?

Relatively good: According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology XELOX is a highly effective first-line treatment for metastatic colon cancer. To be more accurate (55%) of patients achieve a response, and 30% experience disease stabilization for more than 3 months following treatment. Always consult with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur?(coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)

Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur?(coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)

Topical Spironolacto: The literature on systemic absorption of topical sprironolactone is a bit unclear. Small studies in lab rodents showed no absorption, but there are numerous anecdotal entries on hair loss blogs where users attest to side effects which point towards systemic absorption, including falling testosterone levels. Monitor your use carefully to see if you are an "absorber.". ...Read more

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Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

Is macular amyloid curable by glycolic acid peels?

No: Macular amyloid is related to age-related macular degeneration, a condition in the retina. Glycolic acid peels of the skin will not help. ...Read more

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