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What Is Ofatumumab Used For? - Wilms' Tumor Treatment

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  • What Is Ofatumumab Used For?
    A doctor may prescribe ofatumumab to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia in adults. This eMedTV resource further explains what ofatumumab is used for and explains whether there are any reasons this drug may be used for unapproved purposes.
  • What Is Omacetaxine Used For?
    Adults who have a certain type of cancer called chronic myeloid leukemia may be treated with omacetaxine. This eMedTV article takes a look at what omacetaxine is used for specifically and how it can prevent abnormal cancer cells from growing.
  • What Is Oxaliplatin Used For?
    Oxaliplatin is given to treat certain types of colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV page explains how this drug works to help slow down the progression and spread of cancer. This page also covers why oxaliplatin is not approved for use in children.
  • What Is Oxymorphone ER Used For?
    If you have moderate-to-severe pain, your healthcare provider may recommend that you use oxymorphone ER. This eMedTV page contains details on specific reasons this opioid narcotic is prescribed, and describes the numerous effects it produces in the body.
  • What Is Palliative Care?
    A lot of people are unsure of what the term "palliative care" means. This part of the eMedTV site clears up the confusion about palliative care, with info on what it is, what it isn't, and who can receive it.
  • What Is Pamidronate Used For?
    Pamidronate is used for treating Paget's disease or bone problems in people with cancer. This page on the eMedTV site offers more information on other pamidronate uses and explains whether the drug is used off-label for other conditions.
  • What Is Panitumumab Used For?
    Panitumumab is prescribed to slow down the progression of colorectal cancer that has spread within the body. This eMedTV page describes how this drug works and whether children can use it. Details on off-label uses of panitumumab are also provided.
  • What Is Pazopanib Used For?
    Pazopanib is licensed for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer and soft tissue carcinoma. This page of the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at the uses of pazopanib, including information on how it works, possible unapproved uses, and more.
  • What Is Pentostatin Used For?
    This eMedTV Web page describes what pentostatin is for and how it works to treat a rare form of cancer called hairy cell leukemia. This resource examines this disease, lists possible off-label uses, and explains whether pentostatin is safe for children.
  • What Is Pertuzumab Used For?
    Pertuzumab is prescribed to treat breast cancer that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV page covers the specific forms of cancer pertuzumab is used to treat and explains how the drug works. It also describes an unapproved use.
  • What Is Pheochromocytoma?
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, a pheochromocytoma is a type of tumor that develops within the adrenal gland. This article gives a brief overview of pheochromocytomas, explaining what to expect and how they are treated.
  • What Is Ponatinib Used For?
    Adults with certain types of leukemia may use ponatinib to help slow down the progression of the cancer. This eMedTV Web selection examines how this chemotherapy drug works and describes whether it is safe for older adults or children.
  • What Is Propoxyphene Napsylate Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV article, propoxyphene napsylate is used for treating mild-to-moderate pain in adults. This article further describes using this medication for both long-term and short-term problems, and explains how it works.
  • What Is Protein-Bound Paclitaxel Used For?
    This eMedTV Web page describes how protein-bound paclitaxel may be used to treat certain types of cancer, and also lists some "off-label" protein-bound paclitaxel uses (such as treating bladder cancer).
  • What Is Rasburicase Used For?
    People with certain forms of cancer may need to use rasburicase to help manage uric acid levels. This eMedTV page explores specific uses for this prescription drug and explains how it works. A description of off-label uses is also included.
  • What Is Regorafenib Used For?
    Doctors may recommend the use of regorafenib to treat colorectal cancer when other treatment has not worked. This eMedTV Web selection examines how this chemotherapy drug works, whether it is safe for use in children, and more.
  • What Is Romidepsin Used For?
    Romidepsin is licensed for adults age 18 and older who have certain forms of T-cell lymphoma. This eMedTV page explores this topic, including a list of some off-label (unapproved) uses for romidepsin and an explanation on how the drug is thought to work.
  • What Is Sipuleucel-T Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, sipuleucel-T is used for treating certain types of prostate cancer in adult men. This page explains how this prescription drug works to attack cancer cells and describes some possible unapproved uses for this product.
  • What Is Sorafenib Used For?
    Sorafenib is prescribed for the treatment of certain types of kidney, liver, and thyroid cancer in adults. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at the uses of sorafenib, including information on how it works, possible off-label uses, and more.
  • What Is Temsirolimus Used For?
    Temsirolimus is licensed for the treatment of advanced kidney cancer in adults. This page of the eMedTV Web site explains how this drug works and explores other uses for temsirolimus, including unapproved reasons a doctor may prescribe this medicine.
  • What Is Thalidomide Used For?
    Thalidomide is licensed for adults and children as young as age 12 who have multiple myeloma or leprosy. This eMedTV page explores this topic, including a list of some off-label (unapproved) uses for thalidomide and an explanation on how the drug works.
  • What Is the Brand Name for Clofarabine?
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, clofarabine is sold under the brand name Clolar and is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This article takes a brief look at what this drug is used for and whether it is available as a generic.
  • What Is Thioguanine Used For?
    Adults and children who have acute myelogenous leukemia may use thioguanine for chemotherapy treatment. This eMedTV segment explains how using this drug can help slow down the progression of this type of cancer. It also lists possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Toremifene Used For?
    Adults with breast cancer may use toremifene to help slow down the growth of tumors. This eMedTV Web page explains how this drug works to bind to cancer cells and prevent them from growing. It also lists possible off-label (unapproved) uses for the drug.
  • What Is Tramadol ER Used For?
    Tramadol ER may be prescribed when a strong painkiller is needed for an extended period of time. This eMedTV page further covers what this drug is used for, including whether it's safe for children and whether there are any off-label uses for tramadol ER.
  • What Is Trametinib Used For?
    Adults who have a certain type of skin cancer called melanoma may be treated with trametinib. This eMedTV article takes a look at what trametinib is used for specifically and how it can prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
  • What Is Trastuzumab Used For?
    Trastuzumab is prescribed for treating certain types of breast cancer and stomach cancer. This eMedTV page explores trastuzumab's uses in more detail and explains how the medication works by binding to a certain protein to help destroy cancer cells.
  • What Is Triptorelin Used For?
    Although it's not a cure for prostate cancer, triptorelin can help ease symptoms of the disease. This eMedTV segment talks about how your healthcare provider may recommend the use of triptorelin to slow the growth of advanced prostate cancer.
  • What Is Vemurafenib Used For?
    Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, may be treated with vemurafenib. This eMedTV page further discusses the specific uses for vemurafenib, including a detailed description on what melanoma is and how someone with this skin cancer may benefit from this drug.
  • What Is Vemurafenib?
    If you have a certain type of melanoma, vemurafenib may be able to slow the progression of the cancer. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of what vemurafenib is used for and how it works. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Is Vinorelbine Used For?
    Adults who have non-small cell lung cancer may benefit from chemotherapy treatment with vinorelbine. This eMedTV segment focuses on this use of vinorelbine, including details on how the drug works. There are also some off-label (unapproved) uses listed.
  • What Is Vismodegib Used For?
    If you have basal cell carcinoma that has returned after surgery or has spread, you may receive vismodegib. This eMedTV page describes the specific situations in which vismodegib is used, with details on how the drug works and if it's safe for children.
  • What Is Ziv-Aflibercept Used For?
    Doctors may recommend the use of ziv-aflibercept to treat colorectal cancer when other treatment has failed. This eMedTV article further examines what this chemotherapy drug is approved for, how it works, and whether it is safe for use in children.
  • What Is Zofran Taken For?
    As this Web page from the eMedTV site explains, people take Zofran for nausea and vomiting due to several causes. Specifically, Zofran is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or surgery.
  • What Is Zofran?
    If you are about to have surgery, your healthcare provider may have you take Zofran beforehand. This eMedTV article explores what Zofran is used for specifically, and includes details on side effects. A link to more information is also included.
  • What Results Can You Expect From ERCP With Balloon Dilation?
    This video describes what results to expect from an ERCP with balloon dilation.
  • What Tests Are Offered for Early Cancer Detection?
    Looking for info on cancer screening? This eMedTV Web page tells you what you need to know about the tests offered for early cancer detection. It covers topics like talking to your doctor, making sure you're undergoing the right tests, and more.
  • What Types of Cancers Are Gliadel Wafers Used For?
    Available as a small wafer, Gliadel is implanted in place of a brain tumor that has been surgically removed. This eMedTV Web selection discusses the types of cancerous brain tumors this drug is used to treat and explains how Gliadel wafers work.
  • What Will Be The Results With Specific Conditions? (LAVH)
    This clip addresses the medical conditions and outcomes that can occur with this procedure.
  • What You Need to Know About Medicinal Marijuana and Cancer Treatment
    Thinking about using medical marijuana for cancer? Check out this eMedTV segment. It takes a detailed look at the pros and cons of medical marijuana and addresses the legal issues surrounding its use, as well as what the research says.
  • Where Can I Find Clinical Trials for My Dad Who Has Stage 4 Lung Cancer?
    Are there clinical trials for people with stage 4 lung cancer? As this eMedTV segment explains, if you know where to look, you can find out about clinical studies on many different diseases, including lung cancer. This Web page has more information.
  • Where Can I Find Treatment Options for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?
    This eMedTV segment explores how to find other treatment options for triple-negative breast cancer. For example, your healthcare provider may be able to recommend a clinical trial or a center that specializes in treating this kind of cancer.
  • Where to Start With End-of-Life Planning
    If you have questions about end-of-life planning, this eMedTV article is for you! It tells you everything you need to know about this incredibly important process, including where to start, documents you'll need, getting it all organized, and more.
  • While in the Hospital (LAVH)
    This clip explains what will happen as you move from the recovery room to a regular hospital room.
  • Who Testicular Cancer Affects
    Testicular cancer most often occurs in men ages 20 to 39. This section of the eMedTV archives provides information about who testicular cancer affects. Testicular cancer most commonly affects Caucasian men, especially those of Scandinavian descent.
  • Will Changing My Diet and Increasing My Exercise Improve My Cancer Treatment Outcome?
    What can I expect if I make strict diet changes and get more exercise while undergoing cancer treatment? This eMedTV segment talks about whether changing your diet and increasing your exercise will improve the outcome of your cancer treatment.
  • Will Chemotherapy Affect My Personality?
    Are you wondering if chemo will affect your personality? This eMedTV article addresses this common question, with details on what to do if you notice a change in your personality (or that of a loved one) during treatment.
  • Will I Be Able to Work While Undergoing Cancer Treatment?
    Many people fear that they'll lose their job because of their cancer treatment. Is this really a concern? In this eMedTV resource, we tell you what you need to know about working during cancer treatment.
  • Will My Sense of Taste Return After Cancer Treatment?
    Some people lose their sense of taste as a result of cancer treatment -- does it ever return? This eMedTV resource takes a quick look at this topic, with info on the possible outcomes after treatment and what to do if it has happened to you.
  • Wilms' Tumor
    Wilms' tumor is the most common type of childhood kidney cancer. This section of the eMedTV library offers an overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, tests used to diagnose the cancer, and treatment options.
  • Wilms' Tumor Information
    This eMedTV article briefly discusses Wilms' tumor, the most common type of childhood kidney cancer. It provides information on common symptoms and includes a link to a full-length article on this topic.
  • Wilms' Tumor Stages
    In cases of Wilms' tumor, stages are used to express the amount of tumor that remains after surgery. This eMedTV resource describes each of the Wilms' tumor stages, which include stages I through V and recurrent cases of the disease.
  • Wilms' Tumor Treatment
    Wilms' tumor treatment may involve surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or a combination of treatments. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at treatment of Wilms' tumor, including information about follow-up care and side effects.
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