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Letrozole - Multiple Myeloma Support

This page contains links to eMedTV Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Letrozole to Multiple Myeloma 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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  • Letrozole
    Letrozole may be given to a postmenopausal woman as a treatment for breast cancer. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the drug, noting its effects, the types of breast cancer that it can treat, and precautions to be aware of prior to taking it.
  • Letrozole Dosing
    This eMedTV page discusses letrozole dosing guidelines for those with severe liver disease and lists some general tips on when and how to take the medicine. For most women with breast cancer, the starting letrozole dosage is 2.5 mg, taken once a day.
  • Letrozole Drug Information
    This eMedTV Web page presents some basic information on letrozole, a drug used to treat breast cancer. This page explains when this medicine is prescribed and what to discuss with your healthcare provider, with a link to learn more.
  • Leukemia and 6-MP
    As this eMedTV article explains, acute lymphatic leukemia may be treated with mercaptopurine, or 6-MP, a chemotherapy drug used to slow down the growth of cancer cells. This page covers more details on what it is approved for, how it works, and more.
  • Leukemia and CCNU
    CeeNU, also called CCNU, has been reported to cause leukemia and other types of cancers. This eMedTV article examines this and other safety concerns to be aware of before starting treatment with this chemotherapy drug. It also links to more details.
  • Leukemia and Clofarabine
    As this eMedTV segment explains, acute lymphoblastic leukemia may be treated with clofarabine when at least two other forms of treatment have failed. This page covers more information on what this drug is approved for, details on how it works, and more.
  • Leukemia and Fludarabine
    As explained in this page of the eMedTV Web site, fludarabine is prescribed to treat a certain type of leukemia. This article explains how this chemotherapy drug works to slow down the progression of this disease. It also links to more details.
  • Leukemia and Vincasar PFS
    As explained in this eMedTV Web selection, Vincasar PFS is prescribed to treat certain types of leukemia. This article explains how this chemotherapy drug works to slow down the progression of this disease. It also links to more details.
  • Leukemia Chemotherapy Drug Bendamustine
    You may receive bendamustine as a type of chemotherapy drug for a certain type of leukemia. This eMedTV segment contains details on specific uses for this drug and describes how this prescription medication works to help kill cancer cells.
  • Leukemia Chemotherapy Drug Fludarabine
    This eMedTV Web resource gives a brief description of fludarabine, a chemotherapy drug used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It explains how it works and includes a link to more in-depth information.
  • Liposomal Vincristine
    Liposomal vincristine is a chemotherapy drug used to treat a certain type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This eMedTV article contains a comprehensive overview of this prescription medicine, including dosing tips, specific uses, safety issues, and more.
  • Liposomal Vincristine Dosage
    Liposomal vincristine is given as an intravenous (IV) injection once every seven days. This eMedTV page examines liposomal vincristine dosing guidelines, with information on how your dose is calculated and what to expect during treatment.
  • Liposomal Vincristine Drug Information
    As this eMedTV page discusses, liposomal vincristine is used to treat a certain type of acute leukemia in adults after other treatments have failed. This page covers more information on this chemotherapy drug, including dosing guidelines and side effects.
  • Liposomal Vincristine Side Effects
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, most people who use liposomal vincristine develop some type of side effect. This page lists some of the common problems, such as constipation and nausea, as well as serious reactions that require immediate medical care.
  • Liver Cancer
    Cancer that begins in the liver is known as primary liver cancer. This eMedTV article offers an overview of liver cancer, including information about its risk factors, its symptoms, and treatment options for the disease.
  • Liver Cancer Chemotherapy
    As discussed on this eMedTV page, chemotherapy (treatment using anticancer drugs) may be used to treat liver cancer. This article offers more details on chemotherapy treatment, including information on how it's given and side effects that may occur.
  • Liver Cancer Diagnosis
    The process of diagnosing liver cancer may involve a physical exam and certain tests, such as blood tests. This eMedTV resource describes the steps involved in diagnosing this type of cancer and discusses the tests used to diagnose the disease.
  • Liver Cancer in Children
    The two types of liver cancer in children are hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. This eMedTV article discusses these conditions in detail, including treatment options, prognosis, risk factors, and symptoms.
  • Liver Cancer Pain
    In some cases, pain associated with liver cancer may be managed with medications. This eMedTV article discusses a number of methods for relieving pain resulting from this type of cancer, including radiation therapy and nerve blocks.
  • Liver Cancer Prognosis
    A liver cancer prognosis is a prediction concerning the course and outcome of the disease. This eMedTV resource outlines some of the factors that affect the prognosis for a person with liver cancer and provides statistics (such as survival rates).
  • Liver Cancer Questions
    For some people diagnosed with liver cancer, questions for the doctor can be difficult to remember. This eMedTV article provides lists of liver cancer questions that people with the disease may wish to bring with them to their doctor's appointment.
  • Liver Cancer Radiation Therapy
    As a treatment for liver cancer, radiation therapy involves the use of radiation to kill cancer cells. This eMedTV Web page explains how radiation therapy is given to people with liver cancer and discusses side effects associated with the treatment.
  • Liver Cancer Research
    Some of the liver cancer treatments being studied right now include biological and hyperthermia therapies. This eMedTV segment looks at the current areas of focus in liver cancer research and explains the benefits of participating in clinical trials.
  • Liver Cancer Risk Factors
    Liver cancer risk factors include such things as having a chronic liver infection. This eMedTV segment discusses risk factors for liver cancer (such as being male) that increase a person's chances of developing the disease.
  • Liver Cancer Screening
    Doctors and scientists have not yet identified a routine, effective liver cancer screening test. This eMedTV article discusses efforts to develop a test to screen for liver cancer and offers a discussion of cancer screening in general.
  • Liver Cancer Statistics
    Based on liver cancer statistics, an estimated 18,510 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease in 2006. This eMedTV article contains a variety of statistics concerning liver cancer, including survival rates and age-at-diagnosis figures.
  • Liver Cancer Support
    As this eMedTV segment explains, support groups can help those coping with liver cancer. This article looks at these groups and other potential sources of support (such as social workers) for people with this type of cancer.
  • Liver Cancer Surgery
    Liver cancer surgery is an option when the cancer is just in the liver and has not spread. This eMedTV article discusses types of surgery used to treat liver cancer, such as cryosurgery, partial hepatectomy, and total hepatectomy with transplant.
  • Liver Cancer Survival Rates
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, liver cancer survival rates refer to the percentage of people who survive for a certain time after their diagnosis. This article provides five-year survival rates for liver cancer, including overall rates.
  • Liver Cancer Symptoms
    In people with liver cancer, symptoms may include such things as jaundice, abdominal pain, and weight loss. This eMedTV Web page describes symptoms of liver cancer, which usually do not develop in the early stages of the disease.
  • Liver Cancer Treatment
    For people with liver cancer, treatment options may include surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. This eMedTV article describes these and other types of treatment options in detail, including expected results and links to more information.
  • Liver Cancer Treatment by Stage
    This eMedTV article breaks down liver cancer treatment by stage, including treatment for localized resectable, localized and locally advanced unresectable, and advanced cases of the disease.
  • Liver Cancer Treatment in Children by Stage
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at liver cancer treatment in children by stage. It discusses options such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, and explains when each one might be used.
  • Liver Cancer Treatments
    Many treatment options, such as surgery and chemotherapy, are available for liver cancer. This eMedTV segment gives a brief overview of treating this condition and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Lower the Bar
    Yes, there may be days when your family eats cereal for dinner. Yes, you may have to spend more than usual on your food budget, since convenience foods and takeout are expensive. But don't beat yourself up. You cannot be superman or superwoman. Do the best you can, accept help when it is offered, and go easy on yourself.
  • Lymphoma and Bendamustine
    Bendamustine is a prescription chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of cancers. This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at how bendamustine can treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and how the drug works. It also offers a link to more information.
  • Maranol
    People who experience loss of appetite and weight loss due to AIDS may benefit from Marinol. This eMedTV page provides a brief overview of this prescription drug, with a link to more detailed information on it. Maranol is a common misspelling of Marinol.
  • Marinol
    Marinol is used to stimulate the appetite in people who have AIDS. As this eMedTV segment explains, it can also be used to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. This page provides a detailed look at this drug's uses, side effects, and more.
  • Marinol Abuse
    In clinical trials, participants did not show any signs of Marinol abuse; however, as this eMedTV segment explains, the drug was given at approved doses for legitimate uses. This Web page explores the drug's abuse potential in more detail.
  • Marinol and Breastfeeding
    In general, women who are breastfeeding should not take Marinol (dronabinol). This page of the eMedTV archives explains why, with a discussion on the manufacturer's recommendations on this topic and the results of studies on the drug's active ingredient.
  • Marinol and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe for a woman who is pregnant to take Marinol. However, as this eMedTV selection explains, there are situations when the drug may be prescribed. This page also describes the results when pregnant animals were given high doses of Marinol.
  • Marinol Dosage
    Various factors will determine the Marinol dosage a person is prescribed, which this eMedTV page lists. This page describes the recommend doses when starting treatment with this drug, and also offers tips to help ensure the medication's effectiveness.
  • Marinol Drug Interactions
    Various drugs can interact with Marinol; thus, you should tell your doctor about all medicines you take. This eMedTV Web page lists several different medications that can react with Marinol and describes the problems that can occur as a result.
  • Marinol for Migraines
    While not an approved use, anecdotal evidence suggests that Marinol may be effective for migraine headaches. This eMedTV article explores this topic in more depth, with information on how the drug may help treat and prevent migraines.
  • Marinol Medication Information
    This selection from the eMedTV library provides some important information on Marinol, a medication used to treat loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting related to certain medical conditions. A link for those who want to learn more is also included.
  • Marinol Overdose
    The effects of a Marinol overdose can vary in severity, from dry mouth to dizziness to seizures. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes other problems that can occur as a result of an overdose, as well as available treatment options.
  • Marinol Side Effects
    This eMedTV article provides a detailed list of reported Marinol side effects, such as drowsiness or feeling "high." Some of these are potentially serious, so this page also explains what to do if you experience any problems related to this drug.
  • Marinol Uses
    The FDA has approved Marinol for use in people with decreased appetite due to AIDS. As this eMedTV resource explains, it can also help treat chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting. Off-label uses are also discussed, as is the drug's use in children.
  • Marinol Warnings and Precautions
    If you experience a seizure while taking Marinol, stop treatment immediately and contact your doctor. This eMedTV resource provider other important safety precautions and warnings for Marinol, including who should avoid the drug altogether.
  • Marinole
    AIDS-related loss of appetite and weight loss can often be treated with Marinol. This page from the eMedTV library provides a brief overview of this drug, with a link to more in-depth information on it. Marinole is a common misspelling of Marinol.
  • Massage
    Massage is another one of those alternative therapies that is almost universally appealing. Even better, there are plenty of studies that suggest some very real benefits of massage for people with cancer. One of those possible benefits is reducing pain. Make sure your massage therapist knows your medical problems, so that your massage may be modified if necessary.
  • Mechanism of Action of Romidepsin
    As this eMedTV article explains, romidepsin's mechanism of action helps to interfere with the way cancer cells reproduce. This article explains how the medication is thought to work and provides a link to more in-depth information on the topic.
  • Medications
    Lactose is a very commonly used filler in medication formulations, both for tablets and capsules. For most people with lactose intolerance, though, the small amount of lactose in each daily dose isn't enough to cause problems. However, some particularly sensitive individuals will need to watch out for lactose-containing medications.
  • Meditation
    It makes sense, intuitively, that meditation could help you deal with pain better. After all, many people instinctively use some rough form of meditation when faced with extreme pain (such as during childbirth). And indeed, some small studies do suggest that meditation can help people with cancer, specifically by lowering stress levels, fighting fatigue, reducing nausea, improving mood and sleep, and helping with pain.
  • Medulloblastoma
    One of the most common childhood cancers, medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at this topic, including information on symptoms and treatment options.
  • Medulloblastoma Risk Groups
    Medulloblastoma risk groups include average, poor, and recurrent. As this eMedTV page explains, medulloblastoma risk groups refer to the amount of tumor remaining or spread of cancer cells within the brain and spinal cord or other parts of the body.
  • Medulloblastoma Treatment
    Chemotherapy and surgery are two of the treatment options used for medulloblastoma. This eMedTV page goes into detail about the different ways of treating this condition. Factors that affect your treatment plan are also listed.
  • Medulloblastoma Treatment by Risk Group
    This eMedTV page explains medulloblastoma treatment by risk group, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and cerebrospinal fluid diversion. Factors that determine medulloblastoma treatment by risk group include the patient's age and tumor location.
  • Mercaptapurine
    A doctor may prescribe mercaptopurine to treat acute lymphatic leukemia in adults and children. This eMedTV page explores this prescription drug in more detail and discusses some dosing tips. Mercaptapurine is a common misspelling of mercaptopurine.
  • Mercaptopurin
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, mercaptopurine is a chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat acute lymphatic leukemia. This page describes what to discuss with your doctor and lists side effects. Mercaptopurin is a common misspelling of mercaptopurine.
  • Mercaptopurine
    Mercaptopurine can help treat a type of cancer called acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL). This eMedTV Web selection features an overview of this chemotherapy drug, including how it works, dosing information, safety precautions, and links to more details.
  • Mercaptopurine 50 Mg
    As this eMedTV article explains, mercaptopurine tablets come in one strength: 50 mg. This resource explains how this chemotherapy drug is taken and how your specific dose is calculated. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • Mercaptopurine Dosage
    This eMedTV segment examines specific dosing guidelines for mercaptopurine, including how the amount is calculated, how often it is taken, and how your doctor will monitor the drug's effects. This article also discusses what to expect during treatment.
  • Mercaptopurine Drug Information
    Healthcare providers prescribe mercaptopurine to treat a certain type of leukemia. This eMedTV Web selection contains some basic information on mercaptopurine, including potential side effects, drug warnings, and more.
  • Mercaptopurine for Ulcerative Colitis
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, mercaptopurine may sometimes be used to treat ulcerative colitis, although it is an unapproved use for the drug. This article explains how this drug works and offers a link to more information on other uses.
  • Mercaptopurine Side Effects
    As this eMedTV page discusses, mercaptopurine may cause side effects such as hair loss, nausea, and diarrhea. This page lists other reactions, including those that require urgent medical care. It also explains why more specific statistics are unavailable.
  • Minor Complications of a Laparascopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy
    Certain minor complications are associated with a hysterectomy. This video clip lists the most common ones.
  • Monoclonal Antibodies Bexxar
    Adults with certain types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may benefit from Bexxar. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes a closer look at this use of Bexxar, including how this monoclonal antibody works. A link to more information is also included.
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy
    The growth of abnormal plasma cells leads to a condition called monoclonal gammopathy. As this eMedTV article explains, this condition can (but doesn't always) lead to cancer. Symptoms, treatments, and prognosis are also discussed.
  • Morphine Sulfate ER
    Morphine sulfate ER is a pain medicine that slowly releases morphine over an extended period of time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including its effects, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
  • Morphine Sulfate ER Dosage
    Your healthcare provider will consider several factors when determining your morphine sulfate ER dosage. This eMedTV resource describes these factors in more detail, and outlines some general dosing tips and safety precautions you need to be aware of.
  • Morphine Sulfate ER Medication
    A long-acting medication, morphine sulfate ER is prescribed for the treatment of pain. This eMedTV selection takes a quick look at this potent narcotic medication and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Morphine Sulfate ER Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV page explains, you may not be able to take morphine sulfate ER if you have certain conditions, such as severe asthma. This page lists other precautions and warnings with morphine sulfate ER to be aware of before taking the drug.
  • Morphine Sulfate/Naltrexone Hydrochloride
    Morphine sulfate/naltrexone hydrochloride is approved for the treatment of pain. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this narcotic medication, including information on how it works, tips on when and how to take it, and possible side effects.
  • Morphine Sulfate/Naltrexone Hydrochloride Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the recommended dosage of morphine sulfate/naltrexone hydrochloride is based on several factors, such as other existing medical conditions and other drugs you are taking. This page also offers tips on using this medication.
  • Morphine-Naltrexone Drug Information
    Morphine-naltrexone is a long-acting prescription medication used to treat pain. This article from the eMedTV Web library provides some basic drug information on morphine-naltrexone, such as common side effects. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Mortality of Pancreatic Cancer
    During 1998-2002, the age-adjusted mortality of pancreatic cancer was 10.5 per 100,000 Americans per year. This eMedTV article includes mortality rates for pancreatic cancer, which causes about 30,000 deaths in the United States each year.
  • Mouth and Gum Problems During Chemotherapy
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are several things you can do to avoid mouth and gum problems during chemotherapy, such as brushing your teeth after every meal with a soft toothbrush. This page also covers how to deal with mouth sores and dryness.
  • Mouth and Throat Sores
    Chemo is tough on the fast-growing cells that line the mouth and throat. It can cause sores that make it excruciating to eat and drink. This side effect can quickly turn from a minor nuisance to a very serious problem, so pay careful attention to your mouth and throat to watch for this side effect.
  • Moving to the Procedure Room (LAVH)
    This video clip explains what happens when you are moved to the room for your procedure.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room (LAVH)
    This vide explains what to expect while you are in the recovery room.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room After ERCP (With Dilation and Stent Placement)
    This video explains what will happen after your ERCP.
  • Multiple Myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that begins in plasma cells and affects multiple bones. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail and includes information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Multiple Myeloma and Revlimid
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Revlimid to treat multiple myeloma in certain people. This eMedTV article explains how this prescription drug can help slow down the progression of this bone marrow disease. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Multiple Myeloma Bone Pain
    As this eMedTV page explains, bone pain associated with multiple myeloma can often be managed with medication, radiation, and other methods. This article discusses the approaches for reducing bone pain associated with this condition.
  • Multiple Myeloma Cancer
    As this eMedTV page explains, multiple myeloma is a disease that begins in plasma cells. This article gives a brief overview of this type of cancer, with details on common symptoms and a link to more information.
  • Multiple Myeloma Causes
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the cause of multiple myeloma is not yet known. However, there are risk factors for the disease that do increase a person's chances of developing this condition. This article takes a closer look at these risk factors.
  • Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis
    As discussed in this eMedTV article, making a multiple myeloma diagnosis usually begins with a physical exam and a review of the patient's medical history. Also, doctors may order certain tests (such as blood tests) when making their diagnosis.
  • Multiple Myeloma Prognosis
    A multiple myeloma prognosis is a medical opinion as to the outcome of the disease. This eMedTV resource discusses factors (such as the stage of the cancer) that affect the prognosis for a person with multiple myeloma and provides survival rates.
  • Multiple Myeloma Research
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, research on multiple myeloma looks at the effectiveness of certain drugs and combinations of drugs to better treat the disease. This article looks at the current research being done on this condition.
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