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What To Do When Taxol Avastin Gemzar Dont Work
Less neuropathy: Unlike taxol, gemcitabine does not cause neuropathy. It can cause low platelets. It can also cause fluid retention. Also it is usually given 2 weeks on and 1 week off. Unlike taxol which typically is given weekly. That is about it in regards to the difference. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effects vary: Gemzar is generally well tolerated given weekly 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 weeks per cycle. Usually does not cause hair loss or neuropathy. Taxol can be given weekly or every 3 weeks and with risk of reactions during infusion (steroid premedication needed), some hair loss and significant neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ov cancer spread to lymph nodes. Paclitaxel, avastin, doxil, gemzar, topotecan have failed. Is it all down hill from here? Is this the end?
Not yet: Ovarian cancer can best be managed by minimal tumor burden an then intraperitoneal chemotherapy. If there is a well defined chain of nodes such as the iliac nodes, I do a pelvic node dissection. L if the tumor burden represents additional multiple nodules along the surface of the bowel, they must be reduced to smaller than 1cm. In diameter. In addition it is essential that the omentum is out.Ea. ...Read more
Anti VEGF: Avastin is a medication (originally for cancer) that helps prevent new blood vessel growth by inhibiting a certain blood vessel growth factor. Thus it is commonly used in the eye now to prevent neovascularization and swelling associated with abnormal new leaky blood vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-VEGF: Avastin is a chemically modified antibody that inactivates all forms of vascular endothelial growth factor, vegf. Vegf are chemical signals that cause blood vessels to leak lead in grow where they don't belong. Injecting Avastin to the eye helps to treat blinding conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, vein occlusions, retinopathy of prematurity & swelling from inflammation. ...Read more
Not really: Abraxane is a derivative of Taxol. It is employed after recurrent or metastatic pancreas cancers have failed Gemzar adding about 8 wks to the overall survival in these patients. The drug,protein-bound paclitaxel is an injectable formulation of paclitaxel, It has almost the same extent of neuropathy. ...Read more
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