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Ipilimimab - Kidney Cancer Support

This page contains links to eMedTV Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Ipilimimab to Kidney Cancer Support. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Ipilimimab
    Ipilimumab is a drug used to treat late-stage melanoma skin cancer that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV article describes how this drug is given, covers safety concerns, and lists side effects. Ipilimimab is a common misspelling of ipilimumab.
  • Ipilimumab
    Ipilimumab is a drug prescribed to treat melanoma skin cancer by slowing down the spread of the disease. This eMedTV Web page presents an overview of this medication, with details on dosing guidelines, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Ipilimumab Dosage
    As this eMedTV segment explains, ipilimumab is an injection that is given slowly in a vein (intravenously) every three weeks for up to four doses to treat advanced melanoma skin cancer. This article offers in-depth dosing guidelines for ipilimumab.
  • Ipilimumab Drug Information
    As explained in this eMedTV page, people with advanced melanoma skin cancer may be able to slow down the progression of the disease with ipilimumab. This page offers more information on ipilimumab, including how the drug is given and safety precautions.
  • Ipilimumab Side Effects
    People who are receiving ipilimumab may develop side effects like fatigue, a rash, or diarrhea. This eMedTV page offers a detailed look at other possible reactions that might occur with this drug, including serious problems that need medical attention.
  • Ipilumumab
    As this eMedTV article explains, people who have a certain type of skin cancer called melanoma may benefit from ipilimumab. This page describes some dosing instructions and potential side effects. Ipilumumab is a common misspelling of ipilimumab.
  • Irenotecan
    Irinotecan is prescribed in the treatment of colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other areas. This eMedTV segment takes a look at this prescription drug, including how it works and dosing guidelines. Irenotecan is a common misspelling of irinotecan.
  • Irinitican
    As this eMedTV resource explains, adults who have colon or rectal cancer may benefit from irinotecan. This page describes how this drug is given and why it may not be safe for some people. Irinitican is a common misspelling of irinotecan.
  • Irinotecan
    Irinotecan is a prescription medication used to treat certain colon and rectal cancers. This page of the eMedTV Web site features more detailed information on this chemotherapy drug, including how it is given, how it works, safety issues, and more.
  • Irinotecan Brand Name
    As this eMedTV article explains, the brand-name form of irinotecan is sold under the name Camptosar and is available in several strengths. This page explains what this drug is prescribed for, lists available strengths, and links to more details.
  • Irinotecan Chemo Drug
    As a type of chemotherapy drug, irinotecan is approved to treat colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV resource explains when this drug is prescribed, how it is given, and possible side effects. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Irinotecan Constipation
    Side effects are likely to occur in most people who use irinotecan. Constipation, as explained in this eMedTV Web page, is a common and potentially serious reaction to this chemotherapy drug. A discussion on how to avoid this problem is also included.
  • Irinotecan Dosage
    Each dose of irinotecan is given as an intravenous (IV) infusion by a healthcare provider. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at dosing guidelines for this chemotherapy drug, including how often the infusion is given and how your dosage is calculated.
  • Irinotecan Drug Information
    Adults with colon or rectal cancer may receive a medication called irinotecan. This eMedTV page provides more information on irinotecan, including how it works and why this drug may not be safe for some people.
  • Irinotecan for Cervical Cancer
    A doctor may prescribe irinotecan for the treatment of cervical cancer. However, as this eMedTV page explains, this is an unapproved, or off-label, use of the drug. This page explains how this drug works and links to more details on other possible uses.
  • Irinotecan for Ovarian Cancer
    Giving irinotecan to women with ovarian cancer is an unapproved (off-label) use for the drug. This eMedTV article describes how this drug works, and also lists other unapproved uses for irinotecan. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Irinotecan in Pancreas Cancer
    If you have cancer of the pancreas, irinotecan may be prescribed as part of your chemotherapy treatment. This eMedTV segment explains, however, that this is considered an off-label (unapproved) use for the drug. A link to more details is also included.
  • Irinotecan Nausea
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, nausea is a common side effect of irinotecan. This page discusses how often this side effect occurred during clinical trials, and explains how your doctor can help minimize this reaction to the chemotherapy drug.
  • Irinotecan Side Effects
    As this eMedTV segment explains, people receiving irinotecan are likely to develop some type of reaction, such as weakness, diarrhea, or hair loss. This page describes other possible irinotecan side effects, including those that require prompt treatment.
  • Irinotecan Skin Rash
    As this eMedTV resource explains, one of the common side effects with irinotecan is a skin rash. This article takes a look at other skin problems to look out for and provides a link to more details on potential side effects.
  • Irinotecan Therapy
    People who have colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other areas may receive irinotecan. This eMedTV Web selection takes a closer look at this form of cancer therapy, including how irinotecan works. A link to more details is also included.
  • Irinotecan Topoisomerase Inhibitor
    A healthcare provider may prescribe irinotecan to help treat colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV article explains how this type of topoisomerase I inhibitor works and includes a link to more details on this chemotherapy medication.
  • Irinotecan Trade Name
    As explained in this eMedTV article, irinotecan's trade-name is Camptosar. This page takes a closer look at this medication, including its use in treating colon and rectal cancer, as well as available strengths. A link to more details is also included.
  • Irunotecan
    Irinotecan is a drug licensed to treat certain types of colon or rectal cancer. This eMedTV Web selection offers a brief overview of this prescription drug and provides a link to more details. Irunotecan is a common misspelling of irinotecan.
  • Is Capecitabine a Good Drug to Cure Colorectal Cancer?
    Ever since its introduction, capecitabine has been a preferred drug for the treatment of colorectal cancer. This eMedTV resource talks about the advantages of this drug and addresses the question of whether it can cure colorectal cancer.
  • Is Diindolylmethane Safe?
    Little information is available concerning the safety of diindolylmethane supplements. This eMedTV article answers the question, "Is diindolylmethane safe?" and lists some general precautions and warnings to be aware of before using the supplement.
  • Is Green Tea Safe?
    Many people may question, "Is green tea safe?" This section of the eMedTV Web site explores the safety of green tea and provides a list of certain medical conditions you should tell your doctor about before trying any green tea products.
  • Is It Normal to Gain Weight During Chemotherapy?
    As you'll see in this part of the eMedTV site, it is normal to gain weight during chemotherapy. However, this weight gain can occur for various reasons. This segment discusses these reasons and explains what to do if this is a concern for you.
  • Is It Possible I Have Cervical Cancer If I Just Had a Normal Internal Uterine Ultrasound a Month Ago?
    This eMedTV resource addresses the question of whether you can have cervical cancer despite a normal internal uterine ultrasound that was done a month ago. It also explains why ultrasound isn't used as a screening method for this type of cancer.
  • Is It True I May Suffer From Erectile Dysfunction After Radiation Treatment?
    This eMedTV page explains that many men will suffer from erectile dysfunction as a side effect of prostate cancer treatment. This segment takes a quick look at what to expect specifically after radiation treatment.
  • Is It True That Marijuana Can Kill Cancer Cells in People With Leukemia?
    What does the research say about using marijuana to kill cancer cells in people with leukemia? In this eMedTV article, we explore the truth behind the claims and remind readers to consult their doctor before trying to cure their cancer with marijuana.
  • Is There a Link Between Antiperspirants and Cancer?
    You may have heard about scientific studies that link cancer to antiperspirant use. What's the real deal? This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at the results of these studies, explaining if there is truly a link between antiperspirants and cancer.
  • Is There Any Help to Pay for Cancer Treatment?
    Worried about the cost of cancer treatment? This eMedTV article is for you. It takes a quick look at the options available to help pay for your cancer treatment, including details on who to talk to about your situation.
  • Is Velcade a Cancer Treatment Drug?
    As examined in this eMedTV resource, Velcade is a type of cancer drug used for the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma in adults. This page explains how this drug works and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Just Say Yes!
    When a friend or relative asks if they can bring you a meal, just say yes! If you have any dietary restrictions (for instance, if you're on a neutropenic diet), make sure they know. If your schedule is too unpredictable, or if you're not sure you'll feel like eating, suggest they bring you a frozen home-cooked meal instead. Also, rely on their support if you need help grocery shopping.
  • Kidney and Bladder Problems With Chemotherapy
    It is possible to have kidney and bladder problems with chemotherapy. This eMedTV article explains what your doctor may have you do to avoid these problems and also lists some symptoms of bladder and kidney problems to watch out for.
  • Kidney Cancer
    Kidney cancer is a disease that develops when cancerous cells first grow in the tissues of the kidneys. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
  • Kidney Cancer Chemotherapy
    When used to treat kidney cancer, chemotherapy has only been shown to be of limited effectiveness. As this eMedTV article explains, however, doctors are studying new chemotherapy drugs and combinations of drugs that may be more effective.
  • Kidney Cancer Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV page explains, diagnosing kidney cancer begins with asking questions and conducting a physical exam. This article talks about the process of diagnosing this condition, including information on blood tests, urine tests, CT scans, and more.
  • Kidney Cancer Information
    Kidney cancer often causes symptoms such as blood in the urine. This eMedTV resource offers more information on kidney cancer, with information on how a diagnosis is made, treatment options, and more.
  • Kidney Cancer Pain
    In cases of kidney cancer, pain can result from the tumor itself or treatment of the disease. As this eMedTV resource explains, methods used to reduce pain caused by kidney cancer or its treatment may include medications and radiation therapy.
  • Kidney Cancer Prevention
    Kidney cancer prevention involves avoiding risk factors for the disease (such as smoking and being obese). This eMedTV page discusses how avoiding risk factors for kidney cancer that you can control may reduce the chances of developing the disease.
  • Kidney Cancer Prognosis
    A kidney cancer prognosis is an informed opinion as to the likely outcome of the disease. This eMedTV article describes the factors that affect a person's prognosis and provides information about survival rates for people with kidney cancer.
  • Kidney Cancer Questions
    After being diagnosed with kidney cancer, questions about treatment may not be easy to remember. This eMedTV article contains lists of kidney cancer questions patients may wish to bring to their doctor's appointment.
  • Kidney Cancer Research
    Kidney cancer research currently under way includes work being done on vaccines that may kill cancer cells. This eMedTV article discusses other research being conducted to better understand and treat kidney cancer.
  • Kidney Cancer Risk Factors
    In the case of kidney cancer, risk factors such as smoking increase the chances of developing the disease. This eMedTV segment discusses risk factors for kidney cancer, including being obese, having high blood pressure, and being male.
  • Kidney Cancer Screening
    This eMedTV article discusses the concept of screening for kidney cancer, which involves testing people who are not yet experiencing symptoms of the disease. At this point, there is no routine, effective kidney cancer screening test available.
  • Kidney Cancer Stages
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, kidney cancer stages are used to refer to the spread or extent of the disease. This resource discusses the stages of this type of cancer, which include stages I through IV and recurrent cancer.
  • Kidney Cancer Statistics
    Based on kidney cancer statistics, an estimated 38,890 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2006. This eMedTV page discusses other statistics concerning kidney cancer, including survival rates, mortality rates, and age-at-diagnosis figures.
  • Kidney Cancer Support
    For some people with kidney cancer, support groups can provide help coping with the disease. This eMedTV article discusses some of the benefits of such support groups and provides information about other potential sources of support.
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