What is Topotecan?

Topotecan (trade name Hycamtin) is a chemotherapeutic agent that is a topoisomerase inhibitor. It is a water-soluble derivative of camptothecin. It is used in form of the hydrochloride to treat ovarian cancer and lung cancer, as well as other cancer types.

After GlaxoSmithKline received final FDA approval for Hycamtin Capsules on October 15, 2007, topotecan is the first topoisomerase I inhibitor for oral use.

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as of 2 months ago I was in remission this week it showed my wbc was20.2
my lym%was79.6 what does this mean for me

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May be an underlyin bacterial infection..

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Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

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hello, my brother in law was DX in Sept with small cell lung CA. He had a reoccurence after initial Chemo and is now on Topectan. Today, his O2 sat...

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Thanks for your query.

Your brother has got small cell carcinoma with a stage of extensive disease. You also told that First chemotherapy...

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My dad is in stage IV lung cancer and now has swelling of his feet and ankles. I live five hours away and try to visit each weekend. Each week I...

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There could be many reasons for the swelling in feet and ankles. 
It could mean that you have some heart failure going on, (Lung cancer can...

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