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Can this be used for my renal cancer?

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Posted on Sat, 29 Dec 2018
Question: Can this be used for my renal cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Opdivo is a prescription medication which can be used to treat renal cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello deae and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Opdivo or Nivolumab is used to treat cancer.

It works by changing the action of the immune system, directing it to attack cancer cells.

It is a prescribed medication, so it should be prescribed by an oncologist.

As per your query, this medication can be used to treat renal cancer.

The dose depends on your weight and medical condition.

It can be combined with other medications such as steroids.

I suggest you to consult your oncologist for further evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Can this be used for my renal cancer?

Brief Answer: Opdivo is a prescription medication which can be used to treat renal cancer Detailed Answer: Hello deae and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Opdivo or Nivolumab is used to treat cancer. It works by changing the action of the immune system, directing it to attack cancer cells. It is a prescribed medication, so it should be prescribed by an oncologist. As per your query, this medication can be used to treat renal cancer. The dose depends on your weight and medical condition. It can be combined with other medications such as steroids. I suggest you to consult your oncologist for further evaluation. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.