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What is Cancer of Unknown Primary?

When cells proliferate out of control, cancer develops. Cancerous cells can arise in almost any portion of the body and spread to other parts....

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are clinical research studies or observations. Such prospective biomedical or behavioral research studies on humans are designed to answer specific questions about...

Risks and side effects of dietary supplements

Dietary supplements, like medicines, have dangers and adverse effects. However, vendors are not obligated to conduct human studies to establish that a dietary supplement...

MRI for Cancer

Other names for this test: magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, magnetic resonance, MR, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging.MRI helps doctors find cancer in the...

Arsenic Trioxide

Why is this medication prescribed? Arsenic trioxide is used in combination with tretinoin to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL; a type of cancer in which...

How Lasers Are Used to Treat Cancer

The word LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Regular light is not the same as laser light. The sun's or...

Mitomycin

Why is this medication prescribed? Mitomycin is used in combination with other medications to treat cancer of the stomach or pancreas that has spread to...

What is Sancuso?

Sancuso (granisetron) blocks the actions of chemicals in the body that may cause nausea and vomiting. Sancuso skin patches are used to prevent nausea and vomitting caused by cancer...

Thioguanine Tabloid

Generic name: Thioguanine Other names: 6-TG, 6-Thioguanine, 2-Amino-6-Mercaptopurine Drug type: Thioguanine Tabloid is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. Thioguanine Tabloid is classified as an...

HPV vaccine

Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in India. There are about 40 types of HPV. About 20 million people...

Coping with Cancer

You may have just learned that you have cancer. Or you may be in treatment, finishing treatment, or have a friend or family member...

Treatment for advanced cancer

Deciding whether to have treatment for advanced cancer can be difficult. Some people choose treatment even if it offers only a small benefit for...

Zaltrap

Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept) is a recombinant fusion protein indicated for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). It was developed by Sanofi-Aventis in collaboration with...

Zevalin

Generic Name: Ibritumomab Other Name: Ibritumomab Tiuxetan Drug Type: Zevalin is a monoclonal antibody that is linked with a radioactive substance Yttrium-90. (For more detail, see "How...

Zoladex

Generic Name: Goserelin Drug Type: Zoladex is a hormone therapy.  It is classified as an "LHRH agonist." (For more detail, see "How Zoladex Works" section below). What...

Hyperthermia:

A body temperature that is greater than normal is commonly referred to as hyperthermia. Illnesses such as fever or heat stroke are common causes...

Otoscopy

What is a pneumatic otoscopy, and how does it work? Pneumatic otoscopy is an ear examination that evaluates the movement of the eardrum in response...

What you need to know first about dietary supplements

Vitamins, minerals, herbs, and plant-based products are examples of dietary supplements. Animal parts, algae, fish, yeasts, fungus, and a variety of other culinary items...

Copanlisib Hydrochloride

Brand name: Aliqopa Use in Cancer Treatment Copanlisib hydrochloride is authorized to treat the following conditions: A relapsed case of follicular lymphoma. Adults who have had at...

Evaluating New Cancer Treatments

Doctors and scientists are conducting research to find better ways to prevent and treat cancer. According to the questions they want to answer, researchers...