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Cancer Overview

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread. Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements. While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they can also have other causes. Over 100 types of cancers affect humans.Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Anot...

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Efudex Nauseous and Dizzy

Hi, I have been using the combined cream for 4 days twice a day and totally feel nauseous and a little dizzy. Did anyone else feel this? ## The FDA does list nausea, and dizziness as being among the possible side effects of Efudex, along with administration site reaction, fever, chills, pain, and itching. Ref: Efudex Information Has there been any change?

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Reclast side effects

I took Prolia and I have severe discomfort in my mouth. I am afraid that Reclast will do as much harm as Prolia. The doctor wants me on Reclast but I am very afraid of the jaw problem and the pain in my mouth is horrible. My tongue and my lips have given me some kind of reaction allergic and feels swollen. I am also afraid of losing some tooth. ## Hello, Lala! How are you? It is a different type of drug, but to be honest, there have also been a lot of issues reported by those that have tried it. The best suggestion I can make is to go in and sit down with your doctor and have a heart to heart covering your fears and concerns. Have them give you the full side effect information, so they can help you make a fully informed decision. And remember, no matter what your doctor 'wants' ...

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Yellow Dye 5

For the first time I took a tablet called letrozole which is generic for Femara 2.5 mg. It is yellowish in color and I called the manufacturer before taking since i have a pretty serious reaction to yellow dye #5 and they assured me the color was from ferrous oxide not yellow dye. An hour after taking the tablet, I had lip swelling and rash across shoulders and back. Took a benadryl and went to bed. Some difficulty in swallowing for the next few days and a rash that didn't clear for 4 days. Lips still peeling and raw. Because I need to take this tablet to prevent recurrence of breast cancer, I am concerned and ready to try another tab without the yellow color. Wondering if this would be a safe idea. ## Glad the pharmacy and the Oncologist have ordered a new generic for Femera. Hopin...

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Efudex 5%

Creme ## I have been taking applying 5% Efudex cream for two days to my lip per my Dr. Orders. So far, I have had no swelling or any sign of side effects. Does this mean the spot on my lip is non-cancerous? I was under the impression I was to have swelling and pain, and that this cream kills everything allowing the good cells to regrow. ## have to start the efudex 5% cream once a day on upper and lower lips. I am extremely worried about the pain. Is there anything besides aquafor or Vaseline to he help with pain? ## It contains the active ingredient fluorouracil, which is used to treat areas of skin that have been heavily exposed to the sun, or those that have been tested to have Basal Cell Carcinoma. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including skin redness, irritation,...

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Does Megestrol cause or stop bleeding?

I was given Megestrol Acetate for endometrial hyperplasia. The doctor said it would thin the uterine lining, but I haven't started a period since being on it. How does it thin the lining if i don't bleed? Or should I be bleeding? ## I was wondering the same thing. They told me that I shouldn't have a period and I haven't I spotted a little that's all. But I rarely had periods before I started megestrol. I have thicken endometium was 2.5cm after a month of taking the meds I'm at 3.5 so back to the doc I go. Wondering if anyone has had megestrol not work ? ## Megestrol contains a synthetic form of the hormone Progesterone, which is vital to a woman's healthy menstrual cycle. Each month, a woman will typically experience a large bolus of progesterone being relea...

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The 3-week Efudex / Fluorouracil nightmare is now unnecessary!!

Harvard Medical recently discovered a new treatment regime for AK. This new four-day Harvard Medical protocol is going to save us all from the Efudex & Fluorouracil nightmare: Adding calcipotriene to 5-FU dramatically reduced AKs I used this 4-day treatment for AK in Dec '18 and it works!! Save yourself from the 3 week fluorouracil nightmare and do this 4-day treatment instead. I made this Youtube video of my experience with this protocol: The treatment resolves actinic keratosis in only 4 days. No longer is the pain and discomfort of the commonly prescribed 3 week Flouracil necessary to clear your skin of these pre-cancerous lesions. Mix 5% Fluoroucil and Calcipotriene 50/50 and apply twice per day for four days. Both of these creams can be purchased through prescription. Your ...

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Treatment For Kentucky Pain Patients

Is there any chronic pain patients from Kentucky or Ohio that are finding themselves with no treatment and no where to turn for help? I am an advocate for pain patients and patients have contacted me saying how they had just moved to one state or the other and called many doctor offices to only be rejected because they are chronic pain patients already. The doctors offices say they are not accepting new patients or that the office does not treat pain. Can you imagine someone with cancer that has called 258 Dr offices and have been turned away because they take opiate medicine for pain? I was just wondering about how many patients were living in these states with no care or are left to with draw in severe pain with no dignity? Please share your experiences if you can. I feel there can be...

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cl4 cancer cure

I am Rex, 86 yrs old and l live on an Iowa farm. I had my prostate removed 20 yards ago. I now have anogel on my lung. I have read about CL4 cancer cure shots would this be any thing I could use? Can I get it in pills? I had six heart bypass in 2004 at McAllen heart hospital. My blood psi. 120/80 every day, I am very active I have machine & welding shop I work in every day on my Iowa us farm. Can you help me? ## Hi Rex, Sorry to hear about your situation. I was just doing some research on CL4 and despite information being sparse, I did find a medical journal (linked below) that depicted CL4 as "a nuclease-resistant RNA-aptamer", which according to their investigation, is able to bind at high affinity to EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptors) on the surface of different can...

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Zevalin Treatment Questions

I need to speak with people that did this treatment. ## My husband recently had this treatment -- I too had a hard time finding Zevalin patients. I'm happy to help with info - let me know. ## I had a zevlin treatment 12-16-09. Would like to find out if anyone has been experiancing joint pain since treatment. Has anyone had results yet? ## Zevalin has been known to cause joint pain as a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, fever, and anxiety. Ref: Zevalin Information If your pain is severe, you should consult your doctor for assistance, they may know what you can do to ease this symptom, or prevent it altogether. Are you on any other medications?

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Tivdak side effects

After first Tivdak treatment I am having trouble getting back on my feet. I am two weeks out and still having trouble getting up and completing basic household chores. I am normally a productive person. I am unsure if I had a virus (tested negative for Covid, strep and flu) that may have affected my perceived side effects. I have experienced extreme fatigue, fever, pain and body aches, itchy eyes, and difficulty sleeping. I would love to hear about other patients’ experiences on this treatment. ## Tivdak is a cancer treatment, and unfortunately, they are notorious for causing a lot of side effects. They do warn about adverse ocular reactions being very common, so your itchy eyes aren't really surprising. Did your doctor instruct you to have your eyes checked, before you were g...

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