femara

Femara is a drug that is created to treat some types of breast cancer like hormone receptor-positive among women right after menopause. Letrozole, the generic name of Femara is used to prevent cancer to recur. The hormone estrogen can make breast cancer to grow faster than the usual. With letrozole in use, the level of…

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Tasigna has the generic name of nilotinib. It is another cancer drug that interferes with the spread and growth of cancer cells in the body. It is used to treat a blood cancer type known as Philadelphia chromosomes positive chronic myeloid leukemia. This is only prescribed when the other medications failed to deliver good results….

avastin

The generic name for the drug Avastin is bevacizumab. It is used for some types of cancer like colon, lungs, kidney, cervix, fallopian tube and rectum. It works by impeding the spread and growth of cancer cells in the body. This is also used to treat cancers of internal organs of the abdomen (membrane lining)….

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 the 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…

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…

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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