Tamoxifen was replaced by Arumadex as breast cancer treatment. How does Arumadex work?
Blocks estrogen receptors which helps keep the cancer in remission
Research suggested Arumadex is more over ______ periods of time. What was the result?
Use was extended from 5 years to 10 years
TC chemotherapy is a combination of two drugs that is used to treat breast cancer. What are those two drugs?
Taxotere and Cyclophoshamide
it is a condition resulting in pregnant women from taking the sleep medication Thalidomide. Thalidomide led to ill formed blood vessels in their children which caused missing digits and even missing limbs
How does Avastine work?
Anti-angiogenesis, that is to say, it cuts off blood circulation to cancer cells by inhibiting the formation of new blood vessels around them. The cancer cells die off with little chance of growing back
What is the drawback of Avastine?
Unfortunately, with such poor circulation, injuries suffered naturally will have a lot of trouble healing. Additionally, Avastine can also cause protein spills into the urine which can lead to kidney failure.
Yellowing of the eyes can be a sign of ______
Suggestion for patient who has lost taste sensation due to chemo drugs/cancer
Swish/spit baking soda and water solution or green tea before eating
Suggestion for chemo patients with metallic taste in mouth
try sucking on lemon juice before eating
yellowing or thickening of the conjunctiva of the sclera (white part of the eye) due to excess sun exposure
surgical removal of a lobe of an organ such as the thyroid gland, lung, or liver.
general term that includes congenitalvascular anomalies of only veins, only lymph vessels, both veins and lymph vessels, or both Arteries and Veins: Only veins: Venous Malformations (VM)
Anal cancer was originally treated via _______ ______ _______ (AP) which involved surgical removal of the entire _______ and left patients miserable with colostomy bags. Anal cancer is usually a result of _____.
abdominal perineal resection (AP)
Anal cancer is now treated with a combination of _____ and _____ which in the long run leads to more ________ patients and is a viable cure
chemotherapy and radiation
a swollen vein or group of veins in the region of the anus.
the thickening and scarring of connective tissue, usually as a result of injury
a painful obstruction of the ileum or other part of the intestine.
Colon cancer has a tendency to metastisize to the _______
T or F: PT scans can tell if there is a cancer in the bladder