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What are the side effects of the BCG cancer drug?

What are the side effects of the BCG cancer drug?

Various: As stated the typical side effects are inflammation of the bladder which usually resolves. Some patients becoem intolerant and cannot receive the treatment. If BCG is absorbed into the bloodstream it can result in massive infection and (rarely) death. Bcg should never be given if there is obvious blood in the urine. Also the pt shouldvoid into the same toilet for 24 hours after BCG and add bleach. ...Read more

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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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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

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What anti cancer drug may have "hematuria" as one of its side effects ?

What anti cancer drug may have "hematuria" as one of its side effects ?

Cyclophosphamide: The drug Cyclophosphamide can cause inflammation of the bladder and may cause bloody urine in some cases. Usually, it is given in concert with another agent to minimize the chances of this happening. ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, i would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people have found this. For almost as long, the mainstream medical press -- not a hotbed of social radicals or fuzzy thinkers -- have felt that our cannabis policies are at best ill-informed. I am glad you are there for your friend with cancer. Obey the law. ...Read more

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Where to find cheap cancer drug?

Where to find cheap cancer drug?

Which drug?: Need more details but whatever you do, make sure the source is reputable or else you may not be getting the right treatment. ...Read more

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What are the options besides nanotechnology for cancer drug delivery?

What are the options besides nanotechnology for cancer drug delivery?

Many: There are a few drugs that use this idea such as abraxane. There are mulle possibilities. Currently an chemotherapy is attached to a carrier molecule and attached to an antibody for breast cancer. Delivery might be less important than targeting weakness in cancer cells more specifically. ...Read more

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How good is the cancer drug femara (letrozole)?

How good is the cancer drug femara (letrozole)?

A good drug: It is used to prevent recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. It also is an effective treatment for hormone receptor positive recurrent breast cancer. ...Read more

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Should I go on clinical trial for a cancer drug?

Should I go on clinical trial for a cancer drug?

Medical ethics: With out clinical trails best drugs can not be assessed for effectiveness, it is not with out risk as risks to the human body are known yet, also will loose critical time, . On moral and ethical ground one can't give advise, it is up to you and you decide. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why vincristine is one of the most used cancer drug?

Why vincristine is one of the most used cancer drug?

While it one of: The oldest anti-cancers, it has no marrow suppressive effecs. As a vinca alkaloid, it interferes with the mitotic spindle formation necessary for actively dividing cells. It is used in many pediatric tumors as a cornerstone drug. Leukemias and lymphomas. It does not work very well in most adult solid tumors. ...Read more

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What is the blood cancer drug jakavi? Is it effective?

What is the blood cancer drug jakavi? Is it effective?

It is Jakafi (ruxolitinib): It is a new drug which has been approved recently and is useful to treat a blood disorder called Myelofibrosis where the body doe snot produce enough blood. So this drug has offered some relief(we had no other drug to treat this type of Cancer before Jakafi (ruxolitinib). ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Cancer Drug (Definition)

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