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Diagnosed with cancer in urinary bladder. Will Imitinef Mercilet help?

DEAR SIR GOOD MORNING, THIS JOGESH FROM ANDAMAN ISLANDS, AND MY PROBLEM IS MY FATHER IS HAVING CA IN URINARY BLADDER DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY IT SELF THE DR. IS CONFIRMED ME THAT MY FATHER IS HAVING CA IN URINARY BLADDER, SO,ITS BETTER TO TAKE Imitinef Mercilet FOR THIS CA AT ADYAR CANCER INSTITUTE AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT WILL BE THE EXPENSES FOR THIS SURGERY, AND HOW CAN I MANAGE AT ADYAR. THANK U SIR THIS IS MY MAIL ID -- YYYY@YYYY
Mon, 23 Sep 2013
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The drug that you have mentioned is more commonly called Imatinib. It is used in the treatment of certain types of blood cancers and some solid tumors of the abdomen. However, till date no-one claims to have found any benefit with this drug in the treatment of urinary bladder cancer. It has absolutely no role in the treatment of this cancer. Please dont be misled by anyone who has asked you to take this drug for this cancer. For urinary bladder cancer treatment you need to tell me about 2 things. One, whether it has invaded the muscle layer (that would be in the biopsy report), and two, whether it has spread to any part of the body. After that, I maybe able to guide you in getting the correct treatment
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Diagnosed with cancer in urinary bladder. Will Imitinef Mercilet help?

The drug that you have mentioned is more commonly called Imatinib. It is used in the treatment of certain types of blood cancers and some solid tumors of the abdomen. However, till date no-one claims to have found any benefit with this drug in the treatment of urinary bladder cancer. It has absolutely no role in the treatment of this cancer. Please dont be misled by anyone who has asked you to take this drug for this cancer. For urinary bladder cancer treatment you need to tell me about 2 things. One, whether it has invaded the muscle layer (that would be in the biopsy report), and two, whether it has spread to any part of the body. After that, I maybe able to guide you in getting the correct treatment