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What Is The Most Effective Ingredient In Modern Chemotherapy
Depends: It will depend on the type of cancer & the biology of cancer . Different cancer requires different approach and treatment. However i think the answer is a targeted therapy specifically targeted to the mutated receptors in cancer cells. The best story of effective therapy of cancer in modern chemotherapy era is the story of Gleevec (imatinib) for cml. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If 1 or 2 new nodules have appeared while on irinotecan for mcrc, does this mean treatment failure ? What is the most effective chemotherapy ?
Yes: When irinotecani given for colon cancer it is in the adjuvant status to prevent recurrence or in the therapeutic setting to prevent progression of disease. The appearance of new nodules suggests failure of chemo. If FOLFOX has not been used it can be helpful. If progression is in liver then chemoembolization is of value. If chemo has failed, Erbitux or experimental mAb Neo 102 may help. ...Read more
See an oncologist : Colon chance chemotherapy has a lot options now, and a thoughtful short and potential long term plan is what i necessary. Some oncologist believe that one day soon metastatic colon cancer may even be able to be treated as a chronic disease. I have certainly seen patients live for a decade with stage 4 disease. I wish you all the best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: For different cancers, there are different treatment/chemotherapy drug chocies available. Before i can address your question you need to tell me her diagnosis and what treatment is she receiving and what has her doctor told you so far? Most times the doctor will answer such questions for you if you ask. ...Read more
Chemotherapy: This is a difficult question because cancer is not a single disease. In most cases, localized solid tumors are best treated by surgery. Leukemia and lymphoma as well as cancers that have spread tend to be more likely treatable with systemic chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK, I'll bite..: Chemo has been very effective against testicular cancer and many lymphomas, but not all. It's not too successful against glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, or anaplastic thyroid cancer. Overall, how effective chemo is depends on many variables, including the tumor-host response, an individual relationship between a patient and their cancer. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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