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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Vepesid (Overview)

Vepesid is a cell division inhibitor which is a kind of cancer drug.


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My mother was diagnosed march with LD small cell lung ca. she had 6 chemo vepesid (etoposide) and cisplatin.she was much?

My mother was diagnosed march with LD small cell lung ca. she had 6 chemo vepesid (etoposide) and cisplatin.she was much?

SCLC: Not sure what the question was, but prognosis overall is poor. Only about 1-10% of patients will be alive at 5 years. and the median survival is 12-18 months. Depends upon the extent of the disease at the time of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
16 doctors shared insights

Vepesid (Overview)

Vepesid is a cell division inhibitor which is a kind of cancer drug.


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My mother was diagnosed march with LD small cell lung ca. she had 6 chemo vepesid (etoposide) and cisplatin.she was much?

SCLC: Not sure what the question was, but prognosis overall is poor. Only about 1-10% of patients will be alive at 5 years. and the median survival is 12-18 months. Depends upon the extent of the disease at the time of treatment. ...Read more

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What is Toposar (etoposide)?

What is Toposar (etoposide)?

Toposar (etoposide): Toposar (etoposide) treats cancer of the testicles and small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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What is etoposide (also known as vp16)?

Chemotherapy drug: Etoposide is a chemotherapy drug based on compounds found in the American Mayapple. It acts by blocking enzymes (topoisomerases) that facilitate the unwinding of DNA - a process needed for DNA replication and cell division. It is toxic to cancer cells, which are characterized by relentless cell division. It is useful in a variety of malignancies ranging from lung cancer to leukemia. ...Read more

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What should I expect on my third cycle of ifosfamide and etoposide?

Same as before.: There shouldn't be much difference in terms of symptoms from one cycle to the next. It is possible that your bone marrow may rebound more slowly after multiple cycles of treatment, and that can cause lower blood counts, but otherwise the symptoms and side effects should be similar to your prior 2 cycles. ...Read more

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Who should not use Toposar (etoposide)?

Toposar (etoposide): "TOPOSAR is contraindicated in patients who have demonstrated a previous hypersensitivity to etoposide or any component of the formulation." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c9080cf5-4fc3-4cf9-a241-6e40a6fddc75 ...Read more

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Etoposide chemotherapy IV vs oral, what is the difference?

Commonly used IV: Etoposide is most effective when used Intravenously. Oral use required several days of therapy and offeres little advantage . So it is rarely used in modern oncology(It became popular for a few years in the 1990s. I no longer use it at all.. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Etoposide (Definition)

Etoposide is a cell division inhibitor which is a ...Read more