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CLL Prognosis - Cytoxan and Breastfeeding

This page contains links to eMedTV Leukemia Articles containing information on subjects from CLL Prognosis to Cytoxan and Breastfeeding. 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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  • CLL Prognosis
    A person's CLL prognosis is an opinion as to the outcome of the disease. This section of the eMedTV library discusses the factors that affect a prognosis for someone with CLL and provides survival rates and other statistics.
  • CLL Statistics
    According to CLL statistics, an estimated 10,020 people will be diagnosed with the cancer in 2006. This eMedTV segment discusses a variety of statistics concerning CLL, including death rates, survival rates, and lifetime risk figures.
  • CLL Symptoms
    Common CLL symptoms may include fever and infection, feeling very tired, and weight loss. This eMedTV article discusses common symptoms of this condition, which also include pain or fullness below the ribs and painless swelling of lymph nodes.
  • CLL Treatment by Stage
    There are six stages of CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) used to express the extent of the disease. This eMedTV Web page explores CLL treatment by stage, which ranges from watchful waiting to participating in clinical trials of new treatments.
  • Clolar
    Clolar is a drug licensed to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood and bone marrow cancer. This eMedTV article outlines more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Clolar and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown whether Clolar (clofarabine) passes through breast milk or if it would harm a nursing infant. This eMedTV article offers an explanation on why the manufacturer of this drug usually recommends women not use Clolar while breastfeeding.
  • Clolar and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment includes a discussion on the safety concerns of using Clolar (clofarabine) during pregnancy. It describes the serious complications that may occur and explains why women should use birth control during treatment with this drug.
  • Clolar Chemotherapy Information
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, Clolar is a medicine prescribed to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and young adults. This article covers more information on this chemotherapy drug, along with associated safety concerns.
  • Clolar Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, your weight and various other factors will be used to determine your dosage of Clolar. This drug is given intravenously once daily for five days in a row, every two to six weeks. More dosing tips are listed in this article.
  • Clolar Drug Interactions
    Dangerous interactions may occur if you combine Clolar with certain drugs or other products. This eMedTV page explains how some vaccinations, prescription and nonprescription medicines, and even herbal supplements can cause serious problems with Clolar.
  • Clolar Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, an overdose of Clolar (clofarabine) may cause vomiting, a rash, or other complications. This article examines other possible effects of an overdose and explains some of the ways these problems may be treated.
  • Clolar Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, possible Clolar side effects include headaches, nausea, and anemia. This article also describes warnings of potentially dangerous problems that can occur with this chemotherapy drug and require immediate treatment.
  • Clolar Uses
    Clolar is prescribed to treat relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. This eMedTV page examines other possible uses for Clolar, including unapproved uses. A description of how the chemotherapy drug works is also included.
  • Clolar Warnings and Precautions
    Drug interactions, allergic reactions, and other serious problems are associated with using Clolar. This eMedTV Web page presents a list of safety precautions to be aware of with Clolar, including warnings for people who should not use this drug.
  • Clolor
    A doctor may prescribe Clolar to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children and young adults. This eMedTV segment describes this prescription drug in more detail and discusses some dosing information. Clolor is a common misspelling of Clolar.
  • CML
    As this eMedTV page explains, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a condition that occurs when the bone marrow makes an overabundance of white blood cells. This article describes how often this type of cancer occurs, who it affects, symptoms, and more.
  • CML and Gleevec
    As this eMedTV article explains, CML is just one of the conditions Gleevec is used for. This segment describes when this medication is prescribed and how CML affects the body. A link to more information on Gleevec uses is also included.
  • CML and Sprycel
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, some people with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) may benefit from Sprycel. This resource further discusses this use of Sprycel, including how the medication works. A link to more information is also included.
  • CML Statistics
    Based on CML statistics, it's estimated that 4,500 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2006. This eMedTV article offers a variety of statistics concerning chronic myeloid leukemia, including survival rates and age-at-diagnosis statistics.
  • CML Symptoms
    CML symptoms may include fever, night sweats, feeling very tired, and weight loss. This part of the eMedTV archives describes possible chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) symptoms, which are generally mild at first and progress gradually.
  • CML Treatment by Stage
    There is no staging system for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML); therefore, this eMedTV article does not break down CML treatment by stage, but instead discusses treatment of CML based on the phase of the cancer.
  • Common Side Effect of Vincristine
    This eMedTV segment explains why it is common for people using vincristine to develop side effects. This resource lists some of the frequently reported problems with this drug, along with serious complications that require urgent medical care.
  • Cytoxan
    A doctor may prescribe Cytoxan to treat various types of cancer, such as leukemia and breast cancer. This eMedTV resource lists other types of cancer that can be treated with Cytoxan, explains how the drug works, and offers dosing information.
  • Cytoxan and Breastfeeding
    It is generally recommended that you avoid breastfeeding while you are taking Cytoxan. This eMedTV page offers more information on Cytoxan and breastfeeding, and explains why breastfeeding women should not use the drug.
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