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Zoladex has the generic name of goserelin.  It is an injectable. It is mainly used to treat prostate cancer for men and some types of breast cancers or some disorder of the uterus among women. Women are also prescribed this medicine to help thin the uterus lining to prepare for a medical procedure that can…

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Targeted therapy is a new approach to treat cancer. The treatment involves identifying cancer causing cells and targeting them with drugs. The treatment leaves minimal damage to the normal cells and thus has become quite popular. The therapy works by suppressing the proliferation of cancer cells. A number of targeted therapies have been approved for…

keytruda

Keytruda is popularly known by its generic name pembrolizumab. The medicine is used to treat cancer. Like any other cancer medicine, it works by stopping the spread and growth of cancer cells in the body. This is used for the treatment of: * Melanoma or advanced skin cancer that already spread in the different body…

Hodgkin lymphoma treatment

Hodgkin lymphoma is a form cancer of the lymph system. Signs of the disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. Test that examines the health of the lymph nodes includes an exam of the body to check general signs of health, including checking for signs of disease, such as anything unusual…

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).

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….

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…

radiation

In cancer, there are treatment methods that a patient may consider. One of such is called radiation therapy. The goal is to kill cancer cells through high-energy waves’ usage. The goal is to damage the cancer cells without hurting the healthy ones. Although the treatment method has side effects, it varies from one person to…

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Advancement in medical science has now made it possible to treat cancer patients. However, treatment alone is not enough. Although cancer patients can now get the cancer symptoms treated, there are a few types of cancer that can be completely cured. There are five known cancer types that are curable: 1. Prostate Cancer: People alive…

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