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Is tramadol giving my dog diarrhea?

Posted 28 Feb 2015 3 answers

my Labrador has been given tramadol after major surgery to remove a mast cell tumour from her head. She went to an Oncology referral practice, and was an in-patient for 2 days following her surgery. We have to give her one 50mg tab twice daily. She has now devoloped diarrhea. Could this be the ...

What alternatives are there to xgeva?

Posted 8 Feb 2014 3 answers

my concern is about osteonecrosis of the jaw,as I don't have great oral health. my medical oncologist wants to put me on xgeva for my stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer which is in the bones.

How quickly is Xeloda known to work?

Posted 28 Jun 2016 1 answer

Our oncologist states "4-5 weeks". Background: In March 2016, my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, metastasized to her liver; and told she would be dead by the end of 2016 IF she sought no treatment. Two weeks later she had her next antigen 27.29 and CEA blood tests/ On ...

Has the Gabapentin caused weight gain or swelling in anyone?

Posted 29 Jan 2014 3 answers

My oncologist wants me to start taking Gabapentin - 300mg to help with my night sweats, caused by Tamoxifen. Has anyone had weight gain or swelling associated with this drug?

I have CLL. 2 months ago I started taking Imbruvica. Now my WBC has doubled?

Posted 20 Apr 2017 1 answer

Now my oncologist has prescribed prednisone 50 mg one daily ? I am a 12 year CLL survivor. Why do you think my wbc has more than doubled? And is taking prednisone a good idea since my immune system is already weakened?

Rituximab - I have Lupus and RA.See below detailed history?

Posted 18 days ago 1 answer

Have received ChemoRx for Breast Cancer. My oncologist at UCSF Brest care was against me getting Rituxan for my RA, thinking I would be at risk for more cancer, which he conveyed to my rheumatologist. Now the rheumatologist feels necessary due to progression of RA, labs, sx. Can't take Humira, ...

To Tamoxifen or Not Tamoxifen, that is the question?

Posted 15 Jan 2014 3 answers

Long story short... found lump in breast, needle biopsy done came back as atypical ductal hyperplasia, surgically removed the lump, came back as benign. My breast surgeon sent me to see an oncologist and she suggested to start taking Tamoxifen as a chemopreventive since my Gail Model %'s were ...

Why do so many anti depressants increase sweating?

Posted 24 Jun 2014 2 answers

Per the directions of my oncologist, I have recently been "dosing down" Cymbalta before discontinuing it, which I have done. Now a decision must be made for which anti depressant I SHOULD be taking that will interact better with my chemo med. As a menopausal female taking Tamoxifen for ...

Nivolumab - When should I stick with Opdivo after 6 weeks or change to cabozantinib?

Posted 8 Sep 2018 1 answer

I had been on Sutent for alost five years, keeping my renal call carcinoma, mtasticized to pelvis from spreading. About six weeks ago, C/T scan showed the cancer had returned to my lung. My oncologist recommended changing to Opdivo, one infusion every two weeks. After three treatments, a new C/T ...

Tamoxifen and depression?

Posted 4 Apr 2015 2 answers

What can I do to help maintain stability for me now that I have to stop taking Zoloft? My oncologist had no suggestions and I can't see my Psychiatrist for another week. I would like to be prepared when I see her. What has worked for other people?

Xgeva - I have been on xjeva 5 years. Bone scan taken recently showed no metastatic cancer. My?

Posted 4 Oct 2015 1 answer

... oncologist took me off xjeva. My question is are there side affects from going off the drug

Can I take Turmeric along with the chemotherapy drug Carboplatin?

Posted 16 Apr 2016 1 answer

Am interested in taking herbal supplements a along with Carboplatin chemotherapy treatment and my Oncologist said certain hebs can interfere with the effectiveness of the chemo. Possibly negate the effects. Was wondering if anyone has any more info on these two drugs taken together ( the ...

I tried Latuda and it made me crazy. I have taken Paxil in the past but when I was diagnosed with?

Posted 15 Jul 2016 1 answer

breast cancer my Oncologist took me off of Paxil because he said it would not be compatible with the Tamoxifen that I needed to take for five years. I have stopped the Latuda but I need something for my OCD and anger issues and irritation. I am thinking about going back to the Paxil hoping that it ...

Has anyone been taken off Rituxan because developed too much "white matter"?

Posted 5 May 2014 1 answer

Hi and Good Morning- I was just taken off of my 2 year maintenance of Rituxan. The reason was after receiving 4 treatments I started having questionable neurological issues. Nothing major. The oncologist sent me to have a brain scan. A neurologist read it an said i had too much white matter showing ...

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - I am not usually on this end of the question/answer forums but?

Posted 18 Jun 2014 1 answer

... I was diagnosed today (6-17) with CLL. I had my suspicions over a year ago and began watching my numbers but because I was a victim in a crushing accident over 15 years ago my oncologist has been trying to make things easier on me and we decided to forego the pain of a bone marrow biopsy and ...

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