bone-cancer

Cancer of the bone can start in any bone in the body. It starts when the healthy cells of the bone change which can grow beyond control which can lead to a tumor when the mass is formed. The tumor can be classified as benign or cancerous. The tumor is cancerous if it is malignant…

  The drug type of VePesid is anti-cancer or chemotherapy drug. It is widely known by its generic name of etoposide. It is classified as topoisomerase II inhibitor and plant alkaloid. Basically, it is intended for use to patients with these kinds of conditions:   * Cancers of bladder, testicular, prostate, stomach, lung and uterine….

lynparza

Lynparza or Olaparib as its generic name is a medicine intended for treating ovarian cancer. This is a chemotherapy type of drug which can help in slowing the growth of cancer cells. Usage The medication is available in tablet and capsule form. When getting a refill, if the form you are prescribed to take is…

emend

Emend is more popularly known by its generic name of aprepitant. The drug works by blocking the chemical actions that occur in the body which trigger vomiting and nausea. This is used by adults and children during chemotherapy in order to minimize the chances of nausea and vomiting. It is also used by adults to…

sancuso-patch

Sancuso patch is more commonly known by its generic name granisetron. It is a drug that blocks or inhibits the actions of chemicals in the body which can be the cause of vomiting and nausea. These are skin patches mainly used by cancer patients that can help in controlling cancer drug side effects of nausea…

sancuso-patch

The patch called sancuso is a medication used to prevent some side effects of chemotherapy drugs like vomiting and nausea. It works by blocking the serotonin, one of the body’s substances produced naturally which can cause vomiting. Ways of usage It is best to carefully read the instruction listed on the leaflet given by the…

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…

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…

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