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…

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…

chemotherapy

Any drug that is used for any kind of disease treatment is called chemotherapy. The thing is, for most, if this term is mentioned, it is often linked to treating cancers. Other means of treatment like radiation therapy and surgery can eradicate, damage, or kill cancer cells yet chemotherapy is used to work for the…

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A group of researchers from the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the UK have found that the impact of chemotherapy on the breast cancer patient’s immune system lasts for at least nine months after treatment. The finding of the study postulates that the chemo treatment can leave the patients with insufficient…

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