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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

what-is-edema

Edema can often be heard during pregnancy. It could be quite common for pregnant or expectant mothers who experience swelling in their upper and lower extremities. This may include the hands, legs, and feet. It happens because there is too much fluid that builds up in the tissue. Other diseases may also have this symptom…

leptospirosis

This is a type of disease caused by bacteria which can affect both man and animals. Leptospira is the genus bacteria that cause it. The condition should not be overlooked as it can be life threatening. If symptoms are disregarded, it may lead to liver failure, kidney damage, inflammation of the brain and spinal cord…

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