Platinol

What is Platinol?

Cisplatin, cisplatinum, platamin, neoplatin, cismaplat or cis-diamminedichloroplatinum(II) (CDDP) is a chemotherapy drug. It was the first member of a class of platinum-containing anti-cancer drugs, which now also includes carboplatin and oxaliplatin. These platinum complexes react in vivo, binding to and causing crosslinking of DNA, which ultimately triggers apoptosis (programmed cell death).

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.

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my sister45 just got her oviers removed and as they also found that it had matastized to her lower lung and hip bone, they did a scan and found it...

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i'm sorry for your sister's health.
stage IV ovarian carcinoma is the stage at which metastasis has reached far off...

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my sister45 just got her oviers removed and as they also found that it had matastized to her lower lung and hip bone, they did a scan and found it...

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