What is Carboplatin?

A platinum-containing anticancer agent much like cisplatin but more toxic to the myeloid elements of bone marrow while producing less nausea and neuro-, oto-, and nephrotoxicity; used in the chemotherapy of solid tumors.

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My 82 years old Mom just started chemotherapy for small-cell lung cancer. Her d-dimers are 1212.76 ng/ml with the norm being <500.0. The...

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Thanks for writing to us.

Raised levels of d-dimers only are not an absolute indication of starting an anticoagulant therapy like sintrom....

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Advanced liver mets + jaundice from HER2+ metastatic breast cancer. 2 weeks ago SGOT- 650, SGPT 350, Bilirubin 18.
Now SGOT- 390, SGPT 190,...

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Sorry to hear about your problem.

The most probable cause for rise in bilirubin is metastasis to the liver. This can explain the rise in the...

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Hi, A friend has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Age 70 years, bore two children, widow for 16 years. Presenting symptoms constipation and...

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Hello and thank you for your query.

Let me provide you with some information regarding your friend. When we talk about ovarian cancer in the case...

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