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Mesothelioma Treatment - What Is Pemetrexed Used For?
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- Mesothelioma Treatment
Mesothelioma is often treated with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these. This eMedTV resource discusses mesothelioma treatment in detail and includes information about second opinions, nutrition, and follow-up care.
- Mesothelioma Treatment by Stage
Mesothelioma treatment decisions are made, in part, by determining the stage of the cancer (how far it has spread). This eMedTV segment breaks down mesothelioma treatment by stage for localized and advanced cases of the disease.
- Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of these methods may be used to treat mesothelioma. This eMedTV Web page discusses the treatment options for mesothelioma and includes a link to more detailed information.
Mesothelioma is an uncommon cancer affecting the membrane that covers the body's internal organs. This eMedTV segment explains where this cancer usually begins and describes its treatment options. Mesotheloma is a common misspelling of mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the membrane covering the body's internal organs. This eMedTV resource covers risk factors for this cancer and explains what treatments are available. Mesothilioma is a common misspelling of mesothelioma.
A chemotherapy drug, pemetrexed is used to treat mesothelioma and non-squamous, non-small-cell lung cancer. This eMedTV selection offers a detailed overview of this medicine, including how it works, how it is given, potential side effects, and more.
- Pemetrexed Dosage
As this eMedTV segment explains, pemetrexed is given as an infusion (injection) that takes about 10 minutes; the infusions are typically given every 21 days. This article describes the guidelines for pemetrexed dosing, with helpful tips.
- Pemetrexed Drug Information
Pemetrexed is a medication used for mesothelioma and non-squamous, non-small-cell lung cancer. This part of the eMedTV site takes a closer look at pemetrexed, including information on the drug's dosing guidelines and potential side effects.
- Precautions and Warnings With Pemetrexed
If you are taking pemetrexed, it is important to take folic acid as directed by your healthcare provider. This eMedTV article explains why you should also take vitamin B12. This page takes an in-depth look at the warnings and precautions for pemetrexed.
- Side Effects of Pemetrexed
Nausea, fatigue, and hair loss are some of the possible side effects of pemetrexed. This eMedTV resource lists a number of other reactions that may occur with this medication and includes helpful information on how to lower your risk.
- What Is Pemetrexed Used For?
Pemetrexed is licensed to treat mesothelioma and non-squamous, non-small-cell lung cancer. This eMedTV article discusses the drug's uses in greater detail, including how this medication works and whether it can be used in children.