zytiga

The generic name of Zytiga is abiraterone. It works by minimizing the production of androgen in the body. Androgens are hormones of men which is responsible for tumor growth of the prostate gland. This drug is used to treat prostate cancer along with prednisone if the cancer cells have already spread to the different body…

afinitor

The generic name of Afinitor is everolimus. This is a drug used to treat cancer. It works by impeding the growth of cancer cells. Likewise, it slows down the spread throughout the body. The types of cancer that this drug is intended for include breast, kidney and brain tumor. It is often administered after other…

revlimid

Revlimid or lenalidomide helps in promoting immune responses that can slow down the growth of tumor. It can affect the immunity of a person. The drug is prescribed in order to treat bone marrow cancer or multiple myeloma. It can be used in combination with other drugs or right after a transplant of stem cell…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2013)— Cmdr. Jim Keck, Naval Hospital family physician, explains to patient Jessie Kemp some preventive techniques to prevent colon cancer Mar. 19.  March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer and how it can be prevented or best treated.(U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel/Released).

Tarceva is a drug intended for metastatic cell lung cancer (non-small). It is in a form of pill that is orally taken at least an hour before meals or 2 hours right after meals. It is not advisable to take it along with food as it will just increase the chance to develop its side…

melanoma

Melanoma is considered as a form of skin cancer. This is the most dangerous type which occurs once unrepaired DNA starts to damage healthy skin cells. The sun’s ultraviolet rays are the very usual culprit as well as genetic defects that trigger mutations. It leads toward our skin cells which quickly multiply that, later on,…

xeloda

The generic name of Xeloda is Capecitabine. The medication is used primarily to treat cancers such as colon, rectal and breast. The drug works by impeding the further growth of the cancer cells. This is a chemotherapy drug and classified as an antimetabolite. Usage Every time you buy the medicine, a leaflet will come with…

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Pine needles have been in use medicinally for a long time. One of the main reasons for their popularity nowadays is the amount of C vitamin they contain. Scientists have found pine needles have four times the amount of this important vitamin when compared to lemon. They’re high in vitamin A, important for red blood…

gynecomastia

Enlargement of the glandular tissue in male breasts is a condition medically known as gynecomastia. It may occur at any age — during childhood, puberty, as well as middle age and old age in otherwise normally developing boys and men. The pubertal gynecomastia is mostly resolved without any treatment within 24 months of its onset…

leukeran

Leukeran is a chemotherapy drug. The generic name is chlorambucil. The classification is an alkylating agent. It is mainly used for patients diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, CLL or chronic lymphocytic leukemia, testicular cancer, ovarian and even breast cancer. Choriocarcinoma, thrombocythemia and Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia are also included. Method of use: The drug is taken…

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Imatinib is the generic name of Gleevec. It works by impeding the growth of cancer cells. This is used to treat cancers of the blood (leukemia), skin, bone marrow as well as other cancers of the digestive tract and stomach. Of course, this drug can be used for other reasons as per the prescription and…

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