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Types of Breast Cancer - Zoledronic Acid for Cancer

This page contains links to eMedTV Breast Cancer Articles containing information on subjects from Types of Breast Cancer to Zoledronic Acid for Cancer. 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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  • Types of Breast Cancer
    There are two general types of breast cancer -- invasive breast cancer and non-invasive breast cancer. As this eMedTV Web page explains, these two types may also be referred to as infiltrating and non-infiltrating (in situ).
  • Warning Signs of Breast Cancer
    Unfortunately, there are no "classic" breast cancer warnings signs. This part of the eMedTV Web site describes possible signs that some women may experience (such as nipple tenderness) and stresses the importance of screening for the disease.
  • Warning: Men Get Breast Cancer Too!
    As this eMedTV segment explains, men do indeed get breast cancer too, although the disease isn't as common as in women. This article takes a look at possible symptoms, risk factors, and causes, with a reminder to see your doctor if anything seems wrong.
  • What Is Cyclophosphamide Used For?
    What is cyclophosphamide used for? As this eMedTV page explains, cyclophosphamide is used for the treatment of nephritic syndrome in children and various types of cancer. This article also lists some off-label uses (such as treating aplastic anemia).
  • What Is Goserelin Acetate Implant Used For?
    As explained in this eMedTV article, goserelin acetate implants are used for treating advanced prostate cancer, breast cancer, and various gynecological conditions. This page describes how this prescription drug works and lists possible off-label uses.
  • What Is Tamoxifen Used For?
    What is tamoxifen used for? As this eMedTV resource explains, the drug is prescribed to treat and prevent certain types of breast cancer. The drug's effects are described in detail, and off-label uses for tamoxifen are also described.
  • What Is Zoledronic Acid Used For?
    Zoledronic acid is used for treating Paget's disease, high blood calcium, and other conditions. This eMedTV Web page explains what the drug is used for in more detail and discusses possible off-label zoledronic acid uses.
  • Who Makes Arimidex?
    Roxane Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceuticals are two of the companies that make Arimidex. This eMedTV article offers a listing of manufacturers who make brand-name and generic forms of Arimidex. A link to more information is also included.
  • Who Makes Femara?
    Are you wondering who makes Femara? As explained in this selection from the eMedTV archives, the medication is made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. This article also provides a link to more detailed information on this prescription product.
  • Who Makes Herceptin?
    Are you wondering who makes Herceptin? As explained in this selection from the eMedTV archives, the medication is made by Genentech, Inc. This article also provides a link to more detailed information on this prescription cancer medicine.
  • Who Makes Tamoxifen?
    Roxane Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceuticals are two of the companies that make tamoxifen. This eMedTV article offers a listing of manufacturers who make generic forms of tamoxifen. A link to more in-depth information is also included.
  • Who Makes Taxotere?
    This selection from the eMedTV archives answers the question "who makes Taxotere." It also provides a brief overview of this chemotherapy drug and includes a link to more detailed information on it.
  • Who Makes Xeloda?
    Hoffmann-La Roche holds the exclusive rights to manufacture Xeloda until January 2011. This eMedTV Web segment takes a look at who makes Xeloda, including information on why other companies are unable to make generic versions of this drug.
  • Xeloda
    Xeloda is a prescription drug that is approved to treat certain types of breast and colorectal cancer. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the drug, including how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to take the drug.
  • Xeloda (Capecitabine) Drug Information
    This article from the eMedTV Web site offers some basic information on Xeloda (capecitabine), a chemotherapy drug used for breast cancer and colorectal cancer. This article explains when and how to take Xeloda, and provides a link to more information.
  • Xeloda 150 Mg Tablets
    Although your doctor may prescribe Xeloda 150-mg tablets, as this eMedTV segment explains, this is only after taking various factors into account. This Web page describes a few of these factors, as well as ways to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.
  • Xeloda 500 Mg Tablets
    As this eMedTV page explains, Xeloda tablets come in two strengths -- 500 mg and 150 mg. This article gives a brief description of how Xeloda is taken and offers a link to more information on the medication's dosing guidelines.
  • Xeloda Alternatives
    This page from the eMedTV Web site provides a list of various alternatives to Xeloda, including surgery, radiation therapy, and other medications. This article also explains when a healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to this medicine.
  • Xeloda and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV segment explores Xeloda and breastfeeding, explaining how it is unclear whether the drug passes through breast milk. This page also outlines things to discuss with your healthcare provider prior to taking the medication.
  • Xeloda and Depression
    This eMedTV page takes a look at the possible connection between Xeloda and depression. It examines the factors that may lead to depression, explains how clinical trials are conducted on cancer medications, and lists some treatment options.
  • Xeloda and Hair Loss
    One clinical study showed a link between Xeloda and hair loss (occurring in up to 6 percent of people). This eMedTV Web page explains, however, that other studies have not verified this. This page also discusses some ways of dealing with hair loss.
  • Xeloda and Insomnia
    Of the side effects that have been reported with Xeloda, insomnia is one of the more common. This eMedTV resource describes possible symptoms of insomnia and explains what your doctor may do if you experience insomnia while taking Xeloda.
  • Xeloda and Pregnancy
    Xeloda is generally not considered safe to take during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page discusses the results of animal studies on Xeloda and pregnancy, explaining how the drug increased the risk of miscarriages and birth defects in mice.
  • Xeloda and Weight Gain
    Clinical studies show there is a possible connection between Xeloda and weight gain. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains how often weight gain occurs in people taking Xeloda and offers some suggestions on how to deal with weight gain.
  • Xeloda Benefits
    Clinical studies have demonstrated Xeloda's benefits on people with breast or colorectal cancer. This eMedTV segment describes the results of a couple of studies that used this drug and provides a link to more information on Xeloda.
  • Xeloda Breast Cancer Medicine
    As this eMedTV page explains, Xeloda is used for treating certain types of cancer, including breast cancer. This article explores the effects of Xeloda, including who it is specifically designed for, possible side effects, and safety precautions.
  • Xeloda Dangers
    Although Xeloda is not necessarily dangerous, as this eMedTV resource explains, there are some important safety precautions to be aware of when taking it. This page lists a few of the more serious warnings and side effects associated with this drug.
  • Xeloda Dosage
    The Xeloda dosing guidelines that your healthcare provider will follow will depend on various factors. This eMedTV resource describes these factors and highlights some suggestions on when and how to take your Xeloda dosage.
  • Xeloda Drug Class
    Xeloda is a type of chemotherapy used for treating breast cancer or colorectal cancer. This eMedTV selection describes how the drug is classified and provides a link to more detailed information on how Xeloda works.
  • Xeloda Drug Information
    This page of the eMedTV library provides some basic information on Xeloda, a medication used in the treatment of two types of cancer. This page briefly describes how this drug works, what cancers it can treat, and what to tell the doctor prescribing it.
  • Xeloda Drug Interactions
    If leucovorin, phenytoin, or warfarin is combined with Xeloda, drug interactions may occur. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how these drug interactions with Xeloda can increase your risk of bleeding or other side effects.
  • Xeloda for Colon Cancer
    This page from the eMedTV archives briefly explains how Xeloda works for colon cancer and when a healthcare provider will recommend it. It also includes a link to more information on the various other uses for this cancer medication.
  • Xeloda Indications
    Xeloda is used to treat certain types of colorectal cancer and breast cancer. This eMedTV article covers the indications (uses) for Xeloda in more detail, including a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • Xeloda Oral
    As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, oral Xeloda tablets are prescribed to treat breast cancer and colorectal cancer. This page further explores this medicine, including possible side effects and some general dosing guidelines.
  • Xeloda Overdose
    If a person has overdosed on Xeloda, symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This eMedTV resource lists other symptoms that can occur with a Xeloda overdose, as well as some possible treatment options that may be used.
  • Xeloda Pills
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Xeloda comes in the form of a tablet (pill) and is taken daily for two weeks, followed by a one-week break. This article offers more information on the drug, with details on how it works and possible side effects.
  • Xeloda Problems
    Fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea are some of the potential problems you may experience while on Xeloda. This eMedTV Web page describes other reactions to the drug, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical care.
  • Xeloda Safety
    This eMedTV page explains why, in order to ensure a safe treatment with Xeloda, you need to provide your doctor with a complete medical history. This article lists some side effects of this drug and describes situations when it may not be used.
  • Xeloda Side Effects
    While most people have no problems when taking Xeloda, side effects are possible. This portion of the eMedTV archives lists common and rare side effects seen with Xeloda, as well as potentially serious side effects that may need medical attention.
  • Xeloda Strengths
    This eMedTV page explains that there are two strengths of Xeloda tablets available, but the amount a person is prescribed will be determined by various factors. This article discusses these factors and offers some tips on taking this drug.
  • Xeloda Uses
    As this part of the eMedTV library explains, Xeloda uses include the treatment and prevention of certain forms of cancer. This page explains in detail how the drug works to achieve this and also outlines some symptoms of breast and colorectal cancer.
  • Xeloda Warnings and Precautions
    This eMedTV segment provides several Xeloda warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to starting treatment. Some of these precautions include the safety of taking the drug when pregnant and a list of people who should avoid the medication.
  • Xoloda
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Xeloda to treat breast or colorectal cancer. This eMedTV segment explores some potential side effects of Xeloda and outlines the factors that may affect your dose. Xoloda is a common misspelling of Xeloda.
  • Zeloda
    Xeloda is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of breast or colorectal cancer. This eMedTV resource describes Xeloda in more detail and offers general precautions for taking the medication. Zeloda is a common misspelling of Xeloda.
  • Zoledronic Acid
    Zoledronic acid is used to treat osteoporosis, high blood calcium due to cancer, and other conditions. This eMedTV page further explores approved uses, describes the effects of the medicine, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Zoledronic Acid Dosing
    The recommended zoledronic acid dose for treating Paget's disease is 5 mg, given by IV. This eMedTV resource also includes zoledronic acid dosing guidelines for the treatment of high blood calcium, prevention of bone problems due to cancer, and more.
  • Zoledronic Acid for Cancer
    If you have high blood levels of calcium due to cancer, you may be treated with zoledronic acid. This eMedTV selection talks about other cancer-related symptoms that can be treated with this prescription medicine and includes a link to learn more.
  • Zolendronic Acid
    Zoledronic acid is a drug that is licensed to treat high blood calcium due to cancer and Paget's disease. This eMedTV page discusses other uses of the medicine and links to more information. Zolendronic acid is a common misspelling of zoledronic acid.
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