My husband is terminally ill from stage iv lung cancer that has mestastised to his liver. taking navelbine?
anybody know if anyone has had sucess with navelbine for liver tumors and what is the mortality rate wen it spreads like this
Asked by Lizette Catholic 2 years ago.
I am sorry for your husband. Has his oncologist addressed any of this with him ? Stage IV disease is not considered curable. It can be treated, but survival is extended modestly at best. Mortality rate is basically 100%. Navelbine is convenient and generally well-tolerated. Perhaps 25% of patients will obtain an objective response, depending on extent of prior treatment, current disease, and current overall health. Hope this helps Blessings Answered by Lynne Sabedra 2 years ago.
The goal of treatment for your husband is to slow the speed at which his cancer is spreading and, if he is very lucky, to temporarily halt further spread. Unfortunately, his long term prognosis is very poor. Enjoy what time you have together. Answered by Tonja Sun 2 years ago.
Navelbine ( Chemotherapy)?
I am taking Navelbine what side effects should i expect that the doctors have not told me about ? i would really like to hear from somebody that has taken this medication . i have 15 more treatments to do . i do them weekly.
Asked by Bell Czartoryski 2 years ago.
I haven't experienced it, but I know someone who has. And since everyone is different, they may experience different side effects. You may or may not have: nausea/vomiting fatigue/weakness constipation or diarrhea possible hair loss possible numbness possible blood issues (low counts, or bleeding) I wish you all the hope and strength in the world to get through this. You are a hero. God bless. Answered by Delfina Prive 2 years ago.
Haven't had that particular chemo, but have listed a link to a site which gives clear description of common and less common side effects. Good luck with it, there is light at the end of the tunnel! I found that the side effects of my cheotherapy decreased with later doses, so hope that is the case for you Answered by Zofia Mildenhall 2 years ago.
hi my mother has been going to chemo for bout the past 8 months .. i am her care taker .. she taks 5 fu oxylaplaitin .. and one more ... they are some very powerful drugs ... i would contact your oncologist .. they should give you a list of precautions what could or may happen ...you can google it also .. that may help Answered by Cris Hanf 2 years ago.
Estrogen and progesterone positive, Her 2 positive - chance of being BRCA?
My breast cancer tumor turned out to be estrogen positive, progesterone positive, and Her 2 positive. My doctors will put me on 4 months of Navelbine, 1 year of Herceptin, 6 weeks of radiation and 5 years of tamoxifen. My oncologist recommended a BRCA 1 and 2 test. My understanding is that with BRCA I would have...
Asked by Britteny Forgey 2 years ago.
My breast cancer tumor turned out to be estrogen positive, progesterone positive, and Her 2 positive. My doctors will put me on 4 months of Navelbine, 1 year of Herceptin, 6 weeks of radiation and 5 years of tamoxifen. My oncologist recommended a BRCA 1 and 2 test. My understanding is that with BRCA I would have been a triple negative for ER, PR and Her 2. Also, I have been told that BRCA 2 would mean that I would usually be Her 2 negative. So, why take the test? Answered by Annabelle Roma 2 years ago.
Do you not talk to your oncologist? The BRCA test has nothing to do with your hormone receptors. Doctors do know which test to order you don’t need to worry about it. Answered by Kim Halder 2 years ago.
Patient not responding to chemotherapy agents. Professional opinion needed.?
To Matt: you're absolutely right but the battle's not over till she's in the ground.
Asked by Nora Haugaard 2 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this. My mother has metastatic breast cancer and is currently experiencing hypercalcemia. Her latest calcium levels are 9.6 mg/dL, and that is a vast improvement to the 15 mg/dL that she had a few days ago. She started taking sensipar (cinacalcet) in addition to the calcitonin she regularly receives. I attribute the sudden drop in Ca levels to the sensipar. Q: Is there anything else that I am not aware of that could help her calcium levels go down? Her potassium levels are also very low, for which the doctors have only ordered IV potassium and fluids. Q: Is there anything else that I am not aware of that could help her potassium levels go up? Finally, regarding the cancer itself, my mother has taken and stopped responding to the following chemotherapy agents: *Cytoxan+methotrexate+5-Fu (Fluorouracil) *Tamoxifen *Arimidex *Taxol+Avastin *Navelbine *Adriamycin *Afinitor+aromasin *Eribulin *Taxotere *Ixempra. Q: It had progressed far enough that her current oncologist seems to be taking a palliative approach and has a fatalistic attitude. Although my mother is near death, spontaneous remission is not unheard of and is there's another chemotherapy agent that I haven't heard of, or ANYTHING that I'm missing, PLEASE help my mother live! I know that spontaneous remission is rare, but I'm on yahoo answers out of desperation, so if you have anything to contribute I would appreciate it greatly! Answered by Mellie Sysak 2 years ago.
Look, there comes a point when palliative therapy is the kindest thing to do. No one wants to lose a loved one, but the battle with cancer is taxing, and not everyone makes it. If you want a real second opinion, you need to take her whole medical history and go see another doctor. Snippets posted on the internet will only get you the horrible and wrong advice from people like Red Angel. Go to the best hospital in your area, probably a University medical center or major cancer center and see what else can be done. Clinging to straws is fine, just make sure they are real straws, not phantoms that only prey on your desperation. Answered by Candelaria Brasby 2 years ago.
Frank, I know it is hard to loose a mother to breast cancer. My mother died of metastatic breast cancer 27 years ago after being first diagnosed 44 years ago. I also know what it is like to be treated for breast cancer. I was treated for stage 3 breast cancer 9 years ago. The decision of what treatment she wishes to undertake is your mother's, not yours. At the point you are describing I would be refusing all but palliative care and would resent any one who tried to interfere. It is those who are left behind who fear death. It is for your mother to decide if she wishes to undergo more of the slow torture that chemotherapy can often be just so you get to spend a few more weeks with her. Answered by Shayne Brailsford 2 years ago.
It sounds like palliative care if she's not responding to other drugs. @redangel, you've been here long enough to know your 2% figures ARE relative rates and many studies come into that formula. You also know that's not a literal survival rate. You also know chemo doesn't kill. If you were beat in the head with facts and figures, would you see the error of your ways?? I bet you end up with cancer Red, you'll you'll run screaming for some chemo.Try to hold out and see how long you last. Answered by Mariette Folks 2 years ago.
Anyone take just carboplatin or just cistaplatin w/o taking Placitaxol? as chemo?
for stage 1C ovarian cancer...
Asked by Shari Tobia 2 years ago.
Yes, you can have single-agent treatment with just one of the platin drugs. More commonly patients take Taxol or even other regimens that use navelbine or ifosphamide. If you have already had surgery to remove the tumor and do not have mets at this time, single-agent treatment may suffice. Sometimes side-effects can decrease with one chemo drug, if you have another health problem, it could point to why your oncologist recommended just a platin drug. Never hurts to get a second opinion before beginning treatment if you feel uncomfortable with the plan. Answered by Anh Dallam 2 years ago.
I had Cistplatin alone while going through radiation and then carboplatin WITH taxol after wards for Uterine cancer (2years cancer-free) Answered by Tameka Staples 2 years ago.
Driving myself to Chemo treatments?
This is NOT because I don't have anyone, but sometimes I want to be alone. (It's possible that I am like a wolf who needs to go into a cave alone and lick my wounds before coming out and rejoining my pack when I'm feeling better!)
Asked by Terry Rowsell 2 years ago.
I will be beginning chemotherapy in a city about 30 miles away next week. I know I need a driver my first time, but will there ever be a time when I can drive myself? (I will be having Herceptin and Navelbine, which are quite mild for side effects like nausea and hair loss.) I don't know ANYTHING about the actual immediate effects chemo has on people, other than the nausea but surely that doesn't begin within the 1st hour?! Do I have a window of "wellness" where I can drive home safely after treatment or do I ALWAYS have to have a companion? The ride is about an hour - depending on traffic. And unless you have had or worked with the drugs I mentioned, you may have out-of date info. Thanks anyway. Answered by Jina Hovick 2 years ago.
I think you will have a good idea after you have your first treatment, and also by finding out if you will have recovered from the side effects of the previous treatment before the next round begins. Probably the biggest obstacle to driving once the chemo starts is lack of energy and strength if you end up becoming sick on top of everything else. You will just have to wait and see. If you drive yourself, pack a suitcase as if you were going on a 2 or 3 day trip, that way, you don't need to worry about making it back home while feeling sick. You can check into a motel (maybe even covered by insurance) and make arrangements for someone to help you home. Answered by Sana Liepins 2 years ago.
Here is what I know with chemotherapy. Much will depend upon what type of chemo you receive, the dosage and how long you have it. Chemotherapy is cumulative, so in general, in the beginning you will feel relatively normal. As the treatment goes on for a few days, eventually you may start to feel nauseous. When you start feeling sick, anti-nausea meds will be offered and that is when you may need to have someone drive you home. Many of the anti-nausea drugs will also make you tired and sleepy so obviously you should not be driving. On the other hand, if the chemo is mild enough you may never experience any of these side effects at all. And, you won't need anti-nausea meds . . and you may be able to handle driving by yourself. So, it will depend . . depend on how your own body reacts to the chemo . . how long you will be in treatment . . and your choice of whether to take anti-nausea meds. I know people who drive themselves back and forth to treatment and are fine. My son on the other hand received high dose chemo and anti-nausea meds and he could not drive. He is able to have his chemotherapy at home now anyway, so that whole issue has been eliminated. They come to us! Real convenient since today we are having a huge snow storm. You should ask at the clinic, doctor, or nursing staff what the side effects of your chemo will be and whether they think it will be okay to drive. Probably at first it will be, so this is something you might need to play be ear as you go along. Good luck. Answered by August Cuascut 2 years ago.
I agree that you will have to gauge this after your first treatment but also the last for sure, which in most instances is the roughest. I am speaking from personal experience & always had someone there with me for 4 rounds. Everyone is different, a couple I chose to have someone there in the last 30 min., simply for quiet time but to cover the need of driving. I live in CO & left the hospital twice in snow storms so it was also helpful in that situation. I respect your need to be alone but reaching out at certain times in necessary during this. I would occasionally feel a little light headed when going home but nothing too drastic but again, each case is different. God Bless you on this journey! Answered by Josiah Gallian 2 years ago.
You will be fine especially as its your first time out. Some times they do premed infusion before chemo if you find you have nausea that is your doctor option. Each person reacts to drugs differently even the mild ones. Go to breastcancer.org. it is a live chat forum. All the women in there have or had BC and can tell you their experience on treatment. Answered by Lilliana Clark 2 years ago.
I respect the being alone part but driving yourself doesn't sound like a good idea. What if the treatment is not the problem but for some other reason you are not up to driving back? Could you have someone go with you who would respect your need for quiet? Or could two friends go in a separate car so you could be alone but they could drive you if needed? Is this option available with the volunteer services? Understanding family and friends should respect your wishes. Don't hesitate to ask for what YOU want. It is the other person's choice whether to help or not. Good luck. Answered by Emelia Seely 2 years ago.
Hi, I was not on the same drugs, as I have stage IV colon cancer. I drove myself to all my chemo appointments as I preferred to be by myself during infusion. You get premeds for nausea so that should not be an issue on your way home. See how you feel after the first round and then you can determine if you can drive yourself. Wendy www.wendysbattle.com Answered by Hayley Loarca 2 years ago.
yes you will need a driver sooner or later but know when to ask for help dont put you life on the line or someone else just because you wont to be alone driving and chemo after a while will not mix my mom has to go to chemo and done had to stop driving Answered by Maryanna Mazon 2 years ago.
You might want to ask the people at the clinic/hospital because often times they provide a service for people who have no one to drive them. They will pick you up and take you home. I work at the Roswell park cancer institute and they provide this service for chemotherapy patients. Answered by Vonnie Knopf 2 years ago.
This all depends on the individual. Symtoms can occur very fast. best to have someone with you and not need them then to not have someone and do! Answered by Leon Ganim 2 years ago.
What's kinds chemotherapy treatments are there?
i just want to know what kinds of chemotherapy are there and what are there affects on the person. i just need an example or examples of what they do.
Asked by Aline Gurne 2 years ago.
Chemotherapies can be given through I.V. or in oral form. Chemotherapy kills fast growing/dividing cells. That's why many will cause a persons hair to fall out. Every chemo treatment is given differently, because each drug affects people differently. I had Hodgkin's Disease and was on a regimen known as ABVD (Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine, DTIC). I didn't have horrible side effects, but some common side effects are: Low blood counts (white blood cells, hemoglobin, platelets...ect) fatigue, nausea, hair loss, mouth sores (the chemo can cause the insides of your mouth to "sluff" away leaving sores) constipation, diarreha, anemia, loss or change in taste buds, infertility, weight loss or gain...and the list goes on. I also did a set of salvage chemotherapies when my cancer stopped responding to the ABVD. This was a combination of Gemzar, Navelbine and Doxil. The side effects were pretty much the same. I also went in for "high dose" chemotherapy which was a combination of the drugs: BCNU, Etoposide, Arc-C and Cytoxin. Since they were given in "high dose" form they destroyed all of my bone marrow and the blood cells that are created there (white blood cells, hemoglobin and platelets) In order to give high dose chemos, a person needs to have stem cells or bone marrow waiting to be transplanted back into them. I had my own stem cells harvested from my blood, it's known as a autologous stem cells transplant. The cells go back to the bone marrow and start making new bone marrow after the chemo kills pretty much every fast dividing cell in the body. Every cancer has different chemo treatments and every chemo has to be given differently, though many are simply given through I.V. Answered by Margaretta Mckray 2 years ago.
i was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when i was 17 (in march of 2004). there are many many kinds of chemo. and they come in crazy colors too. i had 8 rounds of five day chemo (i would stay in the hospital for five days n get chemo). i had to have three different kinds of chemo. i lost all the hair on my body and it made me so sick. i couldnt eat, i couldnt walk, i couldnt smell or think about food or drinking anything, because i would throw up. you get dirrehea. i was nausea for about ten to fifteen days after i would be released. i would cry days before i would have to go in. it was horrible. not to scare any one, but for thats how it was for me. i just wish and hope that it doesnt come back. i dont know what i would do. just horrible. but it worked. im still here and as of right now, cancer free. Answered by Mark Oleary 2 years ago.
Chemotherapy and the type of cancer is very individualized. Check with a Dr. Answered by Laree Burgette 2 years ago.
There all kinds of chemo Answered by Lamont Pinilla 2 years ago.
go to www.biotruth.com and www.ultimatecancerbreakthroughs.com read about alternative cancer treatments Answered by Margarett Yokota 2 years ago.
What is the major of chemotherapy agents in anti-cancer drugs ?
Asked by Evelyne Kewal 2 years ago.
There are many different chemotherapy agents. Different drugs work for different cancers, and they are frequently used in combination. You need to be more specific. Here is a list of chemo drugs: 13-cis-Retinoic Acid 2-CdA 2-Chlorodeoxyadenosine 5-Fluorouracil 5-FU 6-Mercaptopurine 6-MP 6-TG 6-Thioguanine Abraxane Accutane ® Actinomycin-D Adriamycin ® Adrucil ® Agrylin ® Ala-Cort ® Aldesleukin Alemtuzumab ALIMTA Alitretinoin Alkaban-AQ ® Alkeran ® All-transretinoic acid Alpha interferon Altretamine Amethopterin Amifostine Aminoglutethimide Anagrelide Anandron ® Anastrozole Arabinosylcytosine Ara-C Aranesp ® Aredia ® Arimidex ® Aromasin ® Arranon ® Arsenic trioxide Asparaginase ATRA Avastin ® Azacitidine BCG BCNU Bevacizumab Bexarotene BEXXAR ® Bicalutamide BiCNU Blenoxane ® Bleomycin Bortezomib Busulfan Busulfex ® C225 Calcium Leucovorin Campath ® Camptosar ® Camptothecin-11 Capecitabine Carac ™ Carboplatin Carmustine Carmustine wafer Casodex ® CC-5013 CCNU CDDP CeeNU Cerubidine ® Cetuximab Chlorambucil Cisplatin Citrovorum Factor Cladribine Cortisone Cosmegen ® CPT-11 Cyclophosphamide Cytadren ® Cytarabine Cytarabine liposomal Cytosar-U ® Cytoxan ® Dacarbazine Dacogen Dactinomycin Darbepoetin alfa Daunomycin Daunorubicin Daunorubicin hydrochloride Daunorubicin liposomal DaunoXome ® Decadron Decitabine Delta-Cortef ® Deltasone ® Denileukin diftitox DepoCyt ™ Dexamethasone Dexamethasone acetate Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Dexasone Dexrazoxane DHAD DIC Diodex Docetaxel Doxil ® Doxorubicin Doxorubicin liposomal Droxia ™ DTIC DTIC-Dome ® Duralone ® Efudex ® Eligard ™ Ellence ™ Eloxatin ™ Elspar ® Emcyt ® Epirubicin Epoetin alfa Erbitux ™ Erlotinib Erwinia L-asparaginase Estramustine Ethyol Etopophos ® Etoposide Etoposide Phosphate Eulexin ® Evista ® Exemestane Fareston ® Faslodex ® Femara ® Filgrastim Floxuridine Fludara ® Fludarabine Fluoroplex ® Fluorouracil Fluorouracil (cream) Fluoxymesterone Flutamide Folinic Acid FUDR ® Fulvestrant G-CSF Gefitinib Gemcitabine Gemtuzumab ozogamicin Gemzar ® GleevecTM Gliadel wafer (t) GM-CSF Goserelin granulocyte - colony stimulating factor (t) Granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (o) Halotestin (t) Herceptin (t) Hexadrol (t) Hexalen (t) Hexamethylmelamine (t) HMM (t) Hycamtin (t) Hydrea (t) Hydrocort Acetate (t) Hydrocortisone Hydrocortisone sodium phosphate Hydrocortisone sodium succinate Hydrocortone phosphate (t) Hydroxyurea Ibritumomab Ibritumomab Tiuxetan Idamycin ® Idarubicin Ifex ® IFN-alpha Ifosfamide IL-11 IL-2 Imatinib mesylate Imidazole Carboxamide Interferon alfa Interferon Alfa-2b (PEG conjugate) (o) Interleukin - 2 (t) Interleukin-11 (o) Intron A® (interferon alfa-2b) Iressa ® Irinotecan Isotretinoin Kidrolase (t) Lanacort (t) L-asparaginase (t) LCR (o) Lenalidomide Letrozole Leucovorin Leukeran (t) Leukine (t) Leuprolide Leurocristine (o) Leustatin (t) Liposomal Ara-C (t) Liquid Pred (t) Lomustine L-PAM (o) L-Sarcolysin (o) Lupron (t) Lupron Depot ® Matulane (t) Maxidex (t) Mechlorethamine Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride Medralone (t) Medrol ® Megace (t) Megestrol Megestrol Acetate (o) Melphalan Mercaptopurine Mesna Mesnex (t) Methotrexate Methotrexate Sodium (o) Methylprednisolone Meticorten (t) Mitomycin Mitomycin-C (o) Mitoxantrone M-Prednisol (t) MTC (o) MTX (o) Mustargen (t) Mustine Mutamycin (t) Myleran (t) Mylocel (t) Mylotarg (t) Navelbine ® Nelarabine Neosar (t) Neulasta (t) Neumega (t) Neupogen ® Nexavar ® Nilandron (t) Nilutamide Nipent ® Nitrogen Mustard (o) Novaldex (t) Novantrone (t) Octreotide Octreotide acetate (o) Oncospar (t) Oncovin (t) Ontak (t) Onxal (t) Oprevelkin Orapred (t) Orasone (t) Oxaliplatin Paclitaxel Paclitaxel Protein-bound Pamidronate Panretin (t) Paraplatin (t) Pediapred (t) PEG Interferon Pegaspargase Pegfilgrastim PEG-INTRON (t) PEG-L-asparaginase PEMETREXED Pentostatin Phenylalanine Mustard (o) Platinol (t) Platinol-AQ (t) Prednisolone Prednisone Prelone (t) Procarbazine PROCRIT ® Proleukin (t) Prolifeprospan 20 with Carmustine implant (t) Purinethol ® Raloxifene Revlimid ® Rheumatrex (t) Rituxan (t) Rituximab Roferon-A® (interferon alfa-2a) Rubex (t) Rubidomycin hydrochloride (t) Sandostatin ® Sandostatin LAR (t) Sargramostim Solu-Cortef (t) Solu-Medrol (t) Sorafenib STI-571 Streptozocin SU11248 Sunitinib Sutent ® Tamoxifen Tarceva ® Targretin (t) Taxol ® Taxotere ® Temodar ® Temozolomide Teniposide TESPA (o) Thalidomide Thalomid ® TheraCys (t) Thioguanine Thioguanine Tabloid ® Thiophosphoamide (o) Thioplex (t) Thiotepa TICE ® Toposar (t) Topotecan Toremifene Tositumomab Trastuzumab Tretinoin Trexall (t) Trisenox (t) TSPA (o) VCR (o) Velban (t) Velcade ® VePesid (t) Vesanoid (t) Viadur (t) Vidaza (t) Vinblastine Vinblastine Sulfate (o) Vincasar Pfs (t) Vincristine Vinorelbine Vinorelbine tartrate (o) VLB (o) VM-26 (o) VP-16 (t) Vumon (t) Xeloda ® Zanosar (t) Zevalin TM Zinecard (t) Zoladex ® Zoledronic acid Zometa ® See? There's a lot of them. Answered by Rodger Allgaier 2 years ago.
antineoplastics, monoclonal antibodies, Answered by Rachel Wrighton 2 years ago.
Please see the webpages for more details on Chemotherapy. Answered by Loree Lutts 2 years ago.
List the names of the companies producing vinblastine and vincristine from cathranthus roseus?
herbal pharmacuetical companies
Asked by Branda Rathai 2 years ago.
Vincristine, which is marketed as Oncovin by Eli Lilly, has a serum half-life of about 85 hours. It's used mainly to treat acute leukemia, rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, Hodgkin's disease and other lymphomas. Vinorelbine is currently in Phase II clinical trials as a treatment for ovarian cancer. It will be marketed as Navelbine by Glaxo Wellcome, Inc., if the trials are successful and the FDA approves the drug. Answered by Jessie Boeckmann 2 years ago.