efudex

The drug efudex is used for precancerous skin issues treatment. The skin problem is called actinic keratosis. The generic name is fluorouracil. It is a medication that belongs to anti-metabolites. The drug works by impeding the abnormal cells growth which causes the skin ailment. Using Efudex The medication needs to be used as per the…

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…

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…

beta carotene

When ingested, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A (retinol) in the small intestines. Excess is stored in the liver and synthesized into vitamin A in times of need. Carrots are one of the top foods rich in this extremely important vitamin. Cancer Prevention Beta-carotene fights cancer with its high antioxidant capacity. It prevents the growth…

Fresh raw beef on cutting board. Image courtesy Canadian Running Magazine

Red meat contains numerous vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthful, balanced diet. In recent years, however, its reputation has been severely blemished, with studies suggesting that red meat intake can increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. But is it really that bad for us? We investigate. ‘ When it comes…

zepatier

The combination of grazoprevir and elbasvir made up the drug known as Zepatier. The two components are classified as antiviral medicines which can help in preventing HCV or hepatitis C to spread throughout the body. Zepatier is given by doctors to help treat adults with genotype 1 or 4 chronic hepatitis C. This can also…

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)….

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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