Información sobre riesgo, prevención, detección, síntomas, diagnosis, tratamiento y apoyo para el cáncer.
Información sobre el tratamiento del cáncer incluyendo quirúrgica, quimioterapia, radioterapia, estudios clínicos, terapia con protón, medicina complementaria avanzadas.
OncoLink se complace en ofrecer una amplia lista de lista completa de los agentes quimioterapéuticos más comúnmente usados??. Esta guía de referencia incluye información sobre la forma en que cada fármaco se administra, cómo funcionan, y los pacientes los efectos secundarios comunes pueden experimentar.
Maneras que los pacientes de cáncer y las personas que le cuidan puedan enfrentar el cáncer, los efectos secundarios, nutrición, cuestiones en general sobre el apoyo para el cáncer, duelo/decisiones sobre el termino de vida, y experiencias compartidas por sobrevivientes.
Becoming a Bone Marrow Donor
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I have a friend with a family member in need of a bone marrow transplant at University of Pennsylvania . I would like to see if I am a match. Would you advise me on how to begin the process? Joanne Hinkle,...
Can a Person Have Multiple Transplants?
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," How many times can you get a bone marrow transplant? Can you get it more than once?Carolyn Vachani RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink's Nurse Educator, responds: This depends on the type of transplant. For an autologous...
Chromosomal Abnormalities and BMT
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My friend has just undergone the induction phase of chemotherapy for AML (acute myelogenous leukemia), and has been advised she should get a bone marrow transplant soon, rather than going through a consolidation phase...
Cord Blood Donation
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My daughter's mother-in-law has multiple myeloma. My other daughter is 8 months pregnant. Is it a possibility that the cord blood can be used to treat this woman's cancer? Vicki Sherry, MSN, CRNP, Advanced Practice...
Cramping After BMT
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My daughter had a M.U.D. bone marrow transplant 12 years ago to treat acute myelogenous leukemia. She is free of most GVH symptoms with one exception. She has frequent and sporadic muscle cramping throughout...
Dental Consult before Bone Marrow Transplant
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I was told by my new oncologist to see an oral surgeon before my autologous stem cell transplant. The surgeon took x-rays and said that all my teeth had to come out before I could have my transplant. He said 18...
Células de un donante contra células propias para el trasplante
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I have a friend with leukemia, and he started his second round of chemotherapy, hoping to get the remaining cancer cells. Then, after this secon0d round his doctor says he will take tests and undergo biopsy again to...
Gleevec and BMT
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," Our 14 year old son was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia 6 weeks ago. He is on Gleevec. We have been considering Bone Marrow Transplant but heard that Gleevec may be contraindicated in doing a BMT. Can you...
How Old is Too Old for BMT (bone marrow transplantation)?
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," Can you tell me what the age cutoff is for BMT? It seems to be increasing, and I was wondering if there is a standard. Thank you.Deana Potts, MSN, CRNP, Advanced Practice Oncology Nurse, responds:There is no standard...
Medications After Allogeneic Transplant
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I am post-transplant (non- related donor). I was just discharged with my meds. One medication is Zyvox. I don't know what this is for. I have no infections and my WBC (white blood cell count) is adequate. I looked it...
Mylotarg vs. Stem Cell Transplant in Older Patients
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My mom is 69 years old and was diagnosed with AML in Nov, 2005. She has gone through two induction phases and has not been able to go into remission. The doctors say that a stem cell transplant is not an option...
Rituxan for Chronic GVHD
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My brother has chronic GVHD and all other treatments have failed so far. His doctor now has decided to try Rituximab. What can you tell me about this? Deana Potts, MSN, CRNP, Advanced Practice Oncology Nurse,...
Time Off Work for Bone Marrow Donation
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," What is the typical recovery period for the donor of a bone marrow transplant? How long of a work layoff should I expect? How long before I'm back to normal everyday life?Carolyn Vachani RN, MSN, AOCN, OncoLink's...
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