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What is the most effective ingredient in modern chemotherapy?

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 more

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more


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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

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What is the most effective chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer ?

What is the most effective chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer ?

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 more

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How effective is chemotherapy?

How effective is chemotherapy?

It ranges from: Astoundingy beneficial (testis, lymphoma, leukemia. Myeloma, small cell lung) to pretty much worthless ... To any cancer after two lines of treatment, now progressing with weight loss and spending most of the time in bed or chair. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if chemotherapy is effective?

Can you tell me if chemotherapy is effective?

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

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How effective is radiotherapy and chemotherapy for treating cancer, the rate of survival?

How effective is radiotherapy and chemotherapy for treating cancer, the rate of survival?

Depends: Depends on the cancer. For some cancers, the treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy will prolong survival and quality of life with possible remissions and cures. ...Read more

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Which type of cancer is chemotherapy least effective against?

Which type of cancer is chemotherapy least effective against?

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 more

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Which type of cancer is chemotherapy most effective against and the least effective against?

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 more

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