Cancer

This page contains the most recent discussion threads pertaining to Cancer, as well as a list of all of the drugs falling within this category.


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.[2][8] These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread.[8] Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements.[1] While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they can also have other causes.[1] Over ...

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Casodex to reduce PSA levels after prostatectomy

My brother was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer and later had prostatectomy followed by rounds of chemotherapy. He was later prescribed abiraterone which he has been taking for 5 months up until August. His PSA doesn't seem to be going down since 5 months he's been on it. The PSA was checked on Wednesday September 29th and the result is at 38. Do you think Casodex alone or with Lupron will work better than Abiraterone at getting his PSA down? Thanks ## It’s my understanding that Casodex and lupron should be taken together to get the best results. You can access many instructive and very optimistic videos from the Prostate Cancer Research Institute on YouTube regarding treatment options for stage 4 prostate cancer. Good luck! ## Thanks for your input. ## I was told by...

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Is Methotrexate A Steroid

I am on a course of methotrexate. Is this drug a steroid and would it stop me from losing weight and my metabolism moving? ## No, it is not a steroid, it is an antimetabolite and antifolate drug. The most common side effects are nausea, dizziness, low white cell count and abdominal pain. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## I'm on 10mg of methotrexate once weekly for dermomyostitis , so far I've noticed mostly extreme fatigue after taking second dose. I am now on forth week of taking it I did have nausea first two times but with taking folic acid 800mcg everyday an other vitamins an also put on 50000 units vitamin D once weekly. I'm able to now walk an move better an less pain an overall weakness especially in lower torso I just want to know if there is...

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Headaches with Efudex treatment

I am on Day 30 of Efudex treatment on the top of my nose and a small area on my chest. I stopped the cream on Day 28 as the skin was starting to erode. I've had headaches the past two weeks that won't go away with ibuprofen, Goody's headache powders, tylenol... nothing. It's caused me to generally feel like crap. Anyone else have these headaches? ## Headaches are a possible side effect of Effudex, according to FDA reports, other side effects may include skin burning, dizziness, chills, and nasal irritation. How long has it been since you stopped using it, now? Has there been any change? Have you informed your doctor of the problem? ## Headaches are common apparently, as is nausea and other gastric issues. And they can vary a lot between individuals. Serious side-effects ...

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Methotrexate FDA black box

I need to know the FDA's black box for a transcript I'm working on for this medication? ## METHOTREXATE SHOULD BE USED ONLY BY PHYSICIANS WHOSE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE THE USE OF ANTIMETABOLITE THERAPY BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SERIOUS TOXIC REACTIONS (WHICH CAN BE FATAL): METHOTREXATE SHOULD BE USED ONLY IN LIFE THREATENING NEOPLASTIC DISEASES, OR IN PATIENTS WITH PSORIASIS OR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS WITH SEVERE, RECALCITRANT, DISABLING DISEASE WHICH IS NOT ADEQUATELY RESPONSIVE TO OTHER FORMS OF THERAPY. DEATHS HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH THE USE OF METHOTREXATE IN THE TREATMENT OF MALIGNANCY, PSORIASIS, AND RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. PATIENTS SHOULD BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR BONE MARROW, LIVER, LUNG AND KIDNEY TOXICITIES. (See PRECAUTIONS.) PATIENTS SHOULD BE INFORMED BY THEI...

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H 86 Cancer Cure

I received the same. It was from HSI (Health Sciences Institute) in an ad for a "free" book titled Miracles From the Vault: Anthology of Underground Cures by Jenny Thompson. It was "free" with a newsletter subscription... The "infomercial" was vague about most of the "top seven" cures it supposedly detailed. H-86 was the first of them. It supposedly reduces (attacks) cancers but I cannot find any reference to it on the web other than questions. I've found many people on the web asking about this and the others (nitric oxide, policosanol, lion's mane mushroom) which are well known but no answers about the H-86. The closest thing I could find was a rabbit derived LHPP antibody but I think this is NOT the substance in question. ## i need daily health...

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is m171 pill used used by hiv positive people

my sister takes m171 pill every day but is not will to reveal the purpose for use can you please explain ## My partner was diagnosed with cervical cancer, what amused me is that, she is taking m171 pill,and we still sleep together, tell me what's going on here,is my life at risk? she denies after I done some research about the pill and says she's negative ## Is m171 treated tb my friend is using antroiza m171 she cough like she have tb ## Why is it that an HIV person changes treatment so many times confused First it was Odimune Than Tribuss Now its Atroiza ## What is the shape and color of your M171 pill? I located a round yellow pill imprinted M171 that reportedly contains Nadolol 40mg; marketed for use in treating high blood pressure. NDC: 0378-1171 Packager: Mylan Pharmaceuti...

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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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A Lighter Fluorouracil/Calcipotriene Combo?

I've just completed 10 days of fluorouracil + calcipotriene/calcipotriol treatment - in my case, being in México, branded Efudix + Diavonex rather than Efudex + Dovonex - and one of the most annoying parts of it was that the combo cream is so thick (and greasy). It drags painfully against the affected skin and is the worst part of the procedure in my opinion; the duration and severity of the reaction is way less than using fluorouracil on its own, which is a big advantage, but my question is, is there a "lighter" version of these creams? Or, ideally, a solution/lotion? Actually, I know there is a fluorouracil lotion for scalp use, but you'd need a lotion version of the calcipotriene as well to mix properly I'd guess, and I have not been able to find this. Anyway...

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Efudex-40 (fluorouracil)

Need all information about this medication please. ## I have been told to apply Efudex to my lower lip, isn't this crazy? ## Not really. It is listed in the drug monograph that it can be used topically to treat certain cancerous or possibly cancerous conditions. ## Has anyone used it on their lips? Won't it just keep bleeding non-stop? ## Heidi- I've used it on my lips three times. Each time it was an application morning and at bedtime. Though about the second week it gets very sensitive and blister-like lesions appear that means it's working. I applied a product called Acquafor (like Vaseline Jelly) to seal it and protect). The healing takes some time but the outcome is worth it. ## I just used Efudex for 2 weeks on lower lip. from day 7 blistered and ulcerated and wept...

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Efudex "Improved Formula"??

I am scheduled to start Efudex Nov. 2 and am apprehensive based on a friend's bad experience and other things I've read. My Dr. said that things have improved dramatically within the last year with a better formula. He said I will use the cream twice daily for 5 days, then he will see me to place a neutralizer on my face, and then I will heal the 2nd week; reducing the experience from a 4 to 2 week timeframe. Has anyone else heard of this or experienced this? ## Hello, Gina! How are you? What type of bad experience did your friend have? As to an improved formula, that might be true, but the active ingredient that could cause any side effects remains the same, so the FDA still lists them as possibly including skin redness, flaking, itching, and peeling. It isn't really a neut...

Updated in Efudex

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