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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.
"Cereport" Treatment for Astrocytoma
My uncle was diagnosed as having a malignant astrocytoma brain tumor. His physician suggested researching "cereport" treatment. We have been unable to access any information on this therapy. Can you please explain this treatment and where we...
Brain Metastases in Lymphoma
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," In December 2005, I completed 6 treatments of R-CHOP chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. My "final" PET scan (skull to thigh) showed no evidence of residual active neoplasm - good news. I have recently...
Brain tumors & choosing a cancer center
My cousin is affected by a brain tumor and is now under treatment at the European tumor center in Milan. We're looking for another center worldwide specialized in the treatment of such a tumor. Could you give your suggestion answering to...
Brain Tumors, High Tension Wires and Other Risk Factors
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My husband died of glioblastoma multiforme. Is there a link between this disease and exposure to the high tension electrical lines under which he worked? Robert Lustig MD FACR, Clinical Associate Professor, Department...
Development of Glioblastoma Multiforme
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," Our 16-year-old son died after being diagnosed with an astrocytoma; however, the autopsy confirmed GBM, or Glioblastoma multiforme. His only symptoms were headaches. Do GBM tumors start out as astrocytomas and then...
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My grandfather was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme last August. He had as much of the tumor removed as possible. I am researching possible treatments to prolong his life. He’s been on radiation and...
Hereditary Brain Cancer and Glioblastoma Multiforme
Dear OncoLink, My mother has recently been diagnosed as having a glioblastoma. I wonder if you could suggest a source for information regarding genetic causes. I had an uncle die from the same tumor eight months ago. Can you make...
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," I am a hand therapist working with a patient who had 2 separate cases of a brain tumor. She is now seeing us for treatment of an abnormal grasp reflex. She is showing the signs of the infant grasp reflex (stroking...
Maximum Radiation in a Lifetime
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," Can you tell me if there is a maximum for the amount of radiation you can get in your lifetime? My brother has brain cancer (glioblastoma) which was removed, and the doctors think they got it all. He just finished...
Non-Surgical Approach to Removal of Brain Lesions
I hope I am not troubling you, but I would be grateful for some information about your non-surgical methods of removing brain tumors. The lesions I suffer are Hemangio Blastoma. I have at least four lesions, two of which are in a delicate...
Oligodendrogliomas and Heredity
My brother has recently died from anaplastic oligodendroglioma. One of his doctors said that although not hereditary, siblings may be susceptible. Is this true? Anything I can do to prevent or confirm? Li Liu, MD,...
Prophylactic (Preventative) Radiation of the Brain
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," Could you please give me some information on the use of preventative radiation therapy to the brain? My daughter is in remission from lung cancer, and the doctor suggests radiation therapy to the brain as a...
Stage 3 Astrocytoma Treatment
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," Our soon-to-be 29 year-old daughter has astrocytoma. One pathologist report said it was Stage 2; UCSF Med Center pathology report read it as having characteristics of Stage 3. Radiation/chemotherapy treatments were...
Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases
My sister, who is 51, was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in August of 1997. It metastasized to her brain in August of 1998. The tumor was removed, thought to be totally encased, and radiation therapy followed. There is now new...
Temozolomide for Brain Tumors
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My friend has very recently been diagnosed with a grade 4 Glioblastoma. She begins radiation therapy (XRT) next week on a palliative basis. Is there any evidence that the use of the drug Temodar (temozolomide) would...
Treatment for Glioblastoma Multiforme
My friend, aged 38, is suffering from glioblastoma multiforme for the past 2 years. He has undergone surgery, but the cancer in the brain could not be totally removed. Recently, he was diagnosed as having fluid accumulation in the brain and...
Treatment for Glioblastoma multiforme
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My brother has Glioblastoma multiforme and my research shows that it does not react well to chemotherapy and that he has approximately 10 months (median) to live. Are there new medicines? bone marrow transplants? Is...
Treatment of a Chordoma
Could you please reference me to an area where a patient with a chordoma could be treated? I have heard of a doctor from Harvard that may have the treatment that would be helpful to my friend. Respectfully, F Eric...
Treatment options for grade III ogliodendroglioma
Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts," My 36 year-old brother was recently been diagnosed with a grade III ogliodendroglioma in his right temporal lobe. The tumor was large, 8.3 mm, and he had surgery to remove it. The neurosurgeon got 95% of the tumor...
White Blood Cell Counts Rising During Brain Radiation Therapy
My father in law is in his last week of an intense six week radiation therapy [to the brain]. He has thus far had no major side effects [except] a little bit of swelling in the face. He was diagnosed with Glioblastoma-Multiforme brain...
Who's in Charge?
I'm searching for information on plan of care and follow-up care for a patient who was diagnosed in 1991 with anaplastic astrocytoma (brain cancer). Who coordinates a cancer patient's care (oncologist, neuro-surgeon, family physician)? The...
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