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Adult AML - Cancer Drug Gleevec

This page contains links to eMedTV Leukemia Articles containing information on subjects from Adult AML to Cancer Drug Gleevec. 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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  • Adult AML
    Approximately 10,600 adults develop AML each year. This eMedTV Web page presents a brief overview of acute myeloid leukemia in adults, with information on how it affects the body and possible risk factors. A link to more information is also included.
  • Adult AML Stages
    Tests and procedures, including chest x-rays and a lumbar puncture, are used to determine the adult AML stages. This page of the eMedTV website discusses the adult AML stages, which are described as untreated, in remission, or recurrent.
  • Adult AML Treatment
    Chemotherapy is one type of adult AML treatment that is used to stop the growth of cancer cells. This section of the eMedTV archives describes chemotherapy and other adult AML treatment options that are used for people with acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Adult AML Treatment by Phase
    Adult AML treatment by phase includes untreated, in remission, and recurrent. This eMedTV article describes adult AML treatment by phase, including combination chemotherapy, high-dose combination chemotherapy, and stem cell transplantation.
  • ALL Leukemia
    This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia). This article discusses how ALL develops in the body, how this type of leukemia is treated, who it can affect, and more, with a link to more information.
  • AML
    In AML, myeloblasts (leukemia cells) are abnormal and do not mature into healthy white blood cells. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail, offering information on possible symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
  • AML Diagnosis
    Once an AML diagnosis is reached, more tests determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. This eMedTV Web page describes how doctors reach this diagnosis by using tests such as a lymph node biopsy and a lumbar puncture.
  • AML Leukemia
    As this eMedTV selection explains, AML (acute myeloid leukemia) can progress quickly if not treated promptly upon diagnosis. This segment provides an overview of this medical condition, with information on risk factors, treatment, and prognosis.
  • AML Prognosis
    An AML prognosis is the doctor's opinion as to the likely course a person's acute myeloid leukemia (AML) will take. This eMedTV page discusses factors that can affect an AML prognosis, including the patient's overall health and response to treatment.
  • Arzera
    As this eMedTV Web selection explains, adults who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia may benefit from treatment with Arzerra. This page describes dosing guidelines and potential side effects. Arzera is a common misspelling of Arzerra.
  • Arzerra
    Administered by a healthcare provider, Arzerra injections are given to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This eMedTV page describes the effects of this prescription drug, explains what to know before starting treatment, and lists possible side effects.
  • Arzerra and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown whether Arzerra (ofatumumab) would pass through breast milk or harm a nursing infant. This eMedTV resource further discusses Arzerra and breastfeeding, explaining what the manufacturer of the drug recommends and the problems that may occur.
  • Arzerra and Pregnancy
    Is it safe to use Arzerra (ofatumumab) during pregnancy? This eMedTV selection addresses this question, with an in-depth look at how the drug performed in animal studies and what your healthcare provider may recommend.
  • Arzerra Chemotherapy Information
    Arzerra is prescribed to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This eMedTV page offers some basic information on Arzerra, including how this chemotherapy drug is given and why it may not be suitable for everyone. A link to more details is also included.
  • Arzerra Dosage
    Arzerra can be given once a week for eight weeks, followed by every four weeks for four doses. This eMedTV resource gives more specific dosing guidelines for Arzerra, including how this drug is administered and what to expect during treatment.
  • Arzerra Drug Interactions
    Some of the products that may interfere with Arzerra include warfarin, digoxin, and echinacea, among others. This eMedTV Web page explores Arzerra interactions and explains how they may lead to potentially serious complications, such as infections.
  • Arzerra Overdose
    This eMedTV Web page explains that an overdose on Arzerra (ofatumumab) is unlikely, but could happen if a mistake in your dosage occurs. This page describes the possible effects of this type of overdose and how these problems may be treated.
  • Arzerra Side Effects
    Infections, fever, and infusion reactions are common (and potentially serious) Arzerra side effects. This eMedTV Web page examines these and other possible reactions to this chemotherapy drug, and describes which problems require medical care right away.
  • Arzerra Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Arzerra is used for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in adults. This page describes how this chemotherapy drug works to destroy cancer cells and talks about an unapproved use for the medication.
  • Arzerra Warnings and Precautions
    Using Arzerra can increase your risk for life-threatening infusion reactions and other problems. This eMedTV Web selection contains more warnings and precautions for Arzerra, and gives details on who should not use the chemotherapy medicine.
  • Biological Therapy for Leukemia
    Biological therapy for leukemia involves improving the body's natural defenses against cancer. This eMedTV segment describes different types of biological therapies that may be used to treat leukemia, such as monoclonal antibody and interferon.
  • Bone Marrow Damage Due to Treanda
    This eMedTV segment explains that Treanda can cause bone marrow damage. This article describes some of the resulting effects of this problem and how your healthcare provider may help monitor and prevent any complications. It also links to more details.
  • Bosulif
    Bosulif is a chemotherapy drug approved to treat a certain type of leukemia. This eMedTV page contains more details on this prescription drug, with information on dosing instructions, an explanation of how it works, and a list of potential side effects.
  • Bosulif and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, women are typically advised to not breastfeed while taking Bosulif (bosutinib), due to potentially serious reactions that might occur in a nursing infant. This article examines the potential problems that could occur.
  • Bosulif and Pfizer
    Available as a brand-name product only, Bosulif comes in tablet form and is made by Pfizer Labs. This eMedTV segment takes a look at this chemotherapy drug, including what it is used for and why a generic version of the drug is not available at this time.
  • Bosulif and Pregnancy
    As covered in this eMedTV article, an unborn child may be harmed if a woman takes Bosulif (bosutinib) during pregnancy. This page explores this topic, including the results of animal studies on this chemotherapy drug.
  • Bosulif Chemotherapy Information
    Bosulif is a drug that is used to treat leukemia. This part of the eMedTV site briefly explores Bosulif, with information on how this chemotherapy drug is taken and possible side effects.
  • Bosulif Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV resource, your Bosulif dosage will be determined based on a number of factors, such as how you respond to the drug and other medical conditions you may have. More specific dosing guidelines are provided in this article.
  • Bosulif Drug Interactions
    Antacids, digoxin, and certain other products can interact with Bosulif. This eMedTV page examines how reactions with Bosulif may lead to potentially dangerous complications. It also explores some of the ways to avoid these problems.
  • Bosulif Overdose
    This selection from the eMedTV Web library discusses how an overdose on Bosulif (bosutinib) may cause potentially serious problems. This resource lists possible effects of an overdose and explains how these symptoms may be treated.
  • Bosulif Side Effects
    As this eMedTV page explains, serious Bosulif side effects include fever, unusual bruising, and shortness of breath. This article offers a more in-depth list of reactions to this chemotherapy drug and explains which problems require immediate treatment.
  • Bosulif Uses
    Bosulif is prescribed to slow down the progression of a certain type of leukemia in adults. This eMedTV resource presents details on what Bosulif is used for, how it works to prevent the formation of abnormal cells, and whether it's safe for older adults.
  • Bosulif Warnings and Precautions
    Bosulif may cause problems with your stomach, liver, or blood cell counts. This part of the eMedTV Web library explores safety precautions to be aware of with Bosulif, including warnings for those who should avoid taking this chemotherapy drug.
  • Busulfan
    Busulfan is prescribed to help slow down the growth of cancer cells caused by chronic myelogenous leukemia. This eMedTV article explains how this chemotherapy medication works, offers dosing instructions, lists potential side effects, and more.
  • Busulfan Chemotherapy Information
    As explained in this eMedTV article, busulfan is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia in adults and children. This resource provides more information on busulfan and describes safety issues to be aware of while using this chemotherapy drug.
  • Busulfan Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV page, a person who receives busulfan will be given a dosage calculated specifically for his or her situation, based on things like weight and existing medical issues. Other dosing guidelines are listed in this article.
  • Busulfan Side Effects
    Notify your doctor immediately if you are taking busulfan and develop problems like fever or seizures. This eMedTV resource examines other possible side effects of busulfan, including common reactions and those that may require immediate medical care.
  • Busulfex
    Busulfex is a drug prescribed to help prepare certain people for a stem cell transplant. This eMedTV Web selection explores this prescription drug in more detail, with information on specific uses, how it works, potential side effects, and other topics.
  • Busulfex and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV segment discusses why it may not be safe for women to use Busulfex (busulfan injection) while breastfeeding. This page explains if any research has been done on this topic and whether it is known if the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Busulfex and Pregnancy
    The FDA has classified Busulfex (busulfan injection) as a pregnancy Category D drug. This eMedTV resource looks at the reasons why this drug may not be safe for pregnant women. It also covers the complications that occurred in pregnant women.
  • Busulfex Dosage
    As discussed in this eMedTV resource, Busulfex is given as an intravenous injection every six hours for four days. This article explains how your individual Busulfex dosage is determined. It also lists some tips on what to expect during treatment.
  • Busulfex Drug Information
    You may receive Busulfex if you have a certain type of cancer and are about to have a stem cell transplant. This eMedTV page explores this chemotherapy drug, including information on why Busulfex is not suitable for some people and possible side effects.
  • Busulfex Drug Interactions
    As this eMedTV page explains, your doctor will need an up-to-date list of any medications or supplements you are taking before prescribing Busulfex. This page explains how Tylenol, live vaccines, and other products could cause Busulfex drug interactions.
  • Busulfex Overdose
    As this page of the eMedTV Web site explains, overdosing on Busulfex (busulfan injection) may cause problems like anemia, diarrhea, and even death. Other potential overdose symptoms and treatment options are described in this Web page.
  • Busulfex Side Effects
    A majority of people who received Busulfex in clinical trials reported some type of side effect. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at some of the common side effects of Busulfex, as well as those problems that are more serious and require treatment.
  • Busulfex Uses
    As this eMedTV article explains, if you have chronic myelogenous leukemia, you may receive Busulfex prior to undergoing a stem cell transplant. This page examines this chemotherapy drug, including details on how it works and off-label Busulfex uses.
  • Busulfex Warnings and Precautions
    Busulfex may lead to permanent infertility, liver problems, or other serious complications. This eMedTV resource focuses on why this medicine may not be safe for some people. A list of important Busulfex warnings and precautions is also included.
  • Busulphan
    Busulfan is a prescription medicine taken once daily to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia. This eMedTV resource discusses how this drug works and outlines some of the potential side effects. Bulsulphan is a common misspelling of busulfan.
  • Campath
    As this eMedTV page explains, Campath is a medication used in the treatment of leukemia. This article gives a complete overview of this prescription drug, with details on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Campath and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV resource explains, women undergoing treatment with Campath (alemtuzumab) typically should not breastfeed. This page addresses this issue in more detail and describes some of the problems that might occur.
  • Campath and CLL
    People who have a form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) may be given Campath. This eMedTV article provides a brief look at this topic, with information on the drug's effects and what to expect during treatment.
  • Campath and Pregnancy
    The FDA has given Campath (alemtuzumab) a pregnancy Category C rating. This eMedTV segment explains what this means and offers information on what the drug's manufacturer recommends for people of childbearing potential during treatment.
  • Campath Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV Web article, Campath is an injection that is given slowly into a vein (intravenously). This article explores the dosing guidelines for Campath in detail, including tips to ensure a safe, effective treatment process.
  • Campath Dosing
    This selection of the eMedTV library briefly describes the dosing guidelines for Campath, a medicine used to treat leukemia. It explains how Campath is started at a low dose and gradually increased to the recommended amount.
  • Campath Drug Interactions
    Elidel, the smallpox vaccine, and echinacea are just a few of the drugs that may interact with Campath. This eMedTV Web page lists other products that may cause problems, discusses the results of these reactions, and explains how to reduce your risk.
  • Campath for MS
    Although it is not an approved use, multiple sclerosis (MS) can be treated with Campath. This eMedTV resource discusses this topic in some detail, with information on both approved and unapproved uses for this drug.
  • Campath Infusion
    The leukemia drug Campath is given by IV infusion, which is a slow injection into a vein. This eMedTV Web page describes in more detail how this medicine is administered, including precautions taken to reduce certain complications.
  • Campath Medication Information
    This eMedTV article provides some important information on Campath, a medication used to treat a certain type of leukemia. This segment explains how this medicine works and what to review with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.
  • Campath Overdose
    Serious problems, including death, can occur if a person receives too much Campath (alemtuzumab). This eMedTV selection describes what might happen in the event of an overdose with Campath and discusses possible treatment options.
  • Campath Precautions
    By implementing a few simple precautions, Campath can be an effective leukemia treatment. This eMedTV resource describes one of the primary concerns with this medication (infusion reactions) and explains how it may be avoided.
  • Campath Reactions
    In clinical trials, the most common reaction to Campath was low white blood cell counts. This page of the eMedTV Web site lists a few more commonly expected side effects seen with this product, with a link to more information on this topic.
  • Campath Safety Profile
    This page of the eMedTV library offers a look at the safety profile for Campath. It describes one of the most serious reactions to this drug and how it may be avoided. A link to more information on precautions and warnings for Campath is also included.
  • Campath Side Effects
    This eMedTV segment explains that people who received Campath in clinical trials commonly reported side effects such as low blood cell counts and chills. This page takes a look at other possible reactions, including potentially dangerous ones.
  • Campath Use in Multiple Sclerosis
    If a person is given Campath to treat multiple sclerosis, this is called an off-label use. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes this use in some detail, with information on what the phrase "off-label" means and how this drug works.
  • Campath Uses
    Campath is approved to treat a specific kind of leukemia in adults. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at the specific uses of Campath, with information on how it works, possible off-label uses, and more.
  • Campath Warnings and Precautions
    Campath can cause serious infusion reactions and can make it harder for your body to fight off infections. This eMedTV segment covers important safety precautions and warnings for Campath, including what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Cancer and Busulfan
    People who have chronic myelogenous leukemia may benefit from chemotherapy treatment with busulfan. This eMedTV Web selection takes a brief look at how this anticancer medicine works, off-label uses, and more.
  • Cancer and Clolar
    Clolar is used to treat a form of cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and young adults. This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at how Clolar can help prevent cancer cells from multiplying. It also provides a link to more details.
  • Cancer and Elitek
    This eMedTV page explains that if you are undergoing certain types of cancer treatment, a drug called Elitek may be used to prevent high uric acid levels. This page describes the specific uses for Elitek and provides a link to more details.
  • Cancer and Fludara
    This eMedTV resource explains that if you have B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a type of bone marrow and blood cell cancer, you may benefit from Fludara. This page discusses how this chemotherapy drug works and lists some off-label (unapproved) uses.
  • Cancer and Mitoxantrone
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, mitoxantrone is used for cancer and multiple sclerosis treatment. This article takes a brief look at specific uses for this medicine and explains how it works. It also links to more detailed information.
  • Cancer and Nipent
    If you have hairy cell leukemia, a type of cancer, you may benefit from Nipent. This eMedTV article discusses how this chemotherapy medicine works, lists some off-label (unapproved) reasons to use this drug, and offers a link to more details.
  • Cancer and Purinethol
    This eMedTV resource explains that if you have acute lymphatic leukemia, a type of bone marrow and blood cell cancer, you may benefit from Purinethol. This page discusses how this chemotherapy drug works and lists some off-label (unapproved) uses.
  • Cancer and Treanda
    By damaging DNA in the cells, Treanda can help treat certain types of cancer. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at the uses of this drug, with details on why it is only used in people who have certain types of lymphoma or leukemia.
  • Cancer and Vincristine
    This eMedTV segment explains that if you have acute leukemia, a type of bone marrow and blood cell cancer, you may benefit from vincristine. This page discusses how this chemotherapy drug works and lists some off-label (unapproved) uses.
  • Cancer Drug Gleevec
    This eMedTV resource explains that Gleevec is a drug used for specific types of cancer. This page lists these types, explains how this medication works, and lists possible side effects. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
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