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anyone heard of EPIRUBICIN ?

9 years 7 months ago #31622 by suzy wong
thank you both xx

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9 years 7 months ago #31559 by Patricia
and also
http://blcwebcafe.org/intravesicalchemo.asp
Read about all of them. Seems to be less cystitis with Epirubicin.
pat

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9 years 7 months ago - 9 years 7 months ago #31558 by mmc
I haven't heard of it but I just looked it up.

Here is an article:
http://www.jurology.com/article/S0022-5347(07)02346-4/abstract

Conclusions
We confirmed the results of previous studies showing that 8.5 patients must be treated with a single instillation to prevent 1 recurrence. Furthermore, our data may indicate that only small recurrences are prevented, which could easily be fulgurated using local anesthesia at followup cystoscopy. The benefit of single instillations can be questioned if this finding is confirmed by others.


Here is a another that says it has 50% effectiveness: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8335049

And this one is really good: Full article

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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9 years 7 months ago #31556 by suzy wong
Hello
i am going to be having 6 weeks intravesical EPIRUBICIN pending on my path report
i was ta g1 my last cyto my latest cyto yesterday revealed 6 tiny tumors which were scraped off
has any of you had or heard of this treatment ? :unsure:

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