Information about chemotherapy treatment, drugs and side effects. Includes an overview of the treatment process and OncoLink Rx, a list of teaching sheets about chemotherapy drugs.
Biological Response Modifiers
Introduction Biological response modifiers (BRMs) are another form of chemotherapy sometimes administered to cancer patients. They modify the relationship between the tumor and the patient by strengthening the patient's biological response to...
Chemotherapy: What You Need to Know
Overview What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with "anti-cancer" drugs to destroy cancer cells throughout the body. Cancer cells are abnormal (not normal) cells that keep dividing and making more abnormal cells without...
Self-Help During Chemotherapy
Talking with Your Chemotherapy Team Some people with cancer want get deep into every aspect about their disease and their treatment. Others choose to concern themselves with only general information. The choice is yours, but there are a few...
What is Constipation? Constipation is a decrease in the number of bowel movements and/or the difficult passage of hard stool that often causes pain, discomfort and sometimes bleeding from the rectum. It is caused by too little fluid and not...
What is Diarrhea? Diarrhea is the passage of loose or watery stools three or more times a day that may or may not cause pain or discomfort in the abdomen and/or rectum. Because diarrhea can cause many problems, including dehydration, loss of...
Abraxane ®, Paclitaxel, Protein Bound
Information about this chemotherapy medication and its potential side effects.
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla™)
Kadcyla™ is a monoclonal antibody attached to a chemotherapy agent called maytansine (a microtubule inhibitor). Monoclonal antibodies are designed to target a specific type of cell – in this case, a Her2- positive breast cancer cell.
A targeted therapy (monoclonal antibody) used to treat leukemia.