Category Archives: Cancer Drugs

Smokeless Tobacco Side Effects: Is It Safe and Not Addictive?

Smokeless Tobacco Side Effects. Healthwise, is smokeless tobacco safer than smoked tobacco? Is tobacco less dangerous to your body if you don’t smoke it and, instead, take it in through other ways? Is Ashton Kutcher — who was spotted by the paparazzi buying snuff — less likely to develop cancer if he uses snuff rather than cigarettes?

Apparently, smokeless tobacco is not safe at all. It can still give you cancer (oral, esophageal, and pancreatic). Smokeless tobacco can also cause heart disease, gum disease, and oral lesions such as leukoplakia.

Let this be a warning to those who mistakenly think that chewing or simply inhaling tobacco is not hazardous to their health.

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Deodorant Side Effects: Breast Cancer?

Deodorant Side Effects. Can deodorants cause breast cancer? Yes? No? Maybe? Many breast cancers develop in the part of the breast closest to the armpit, where underarm products are used and new research shows that parabens, a compound in antiperspirants, are found in many breast tumors.

But because they’re present in both the tissues of women who used deodorants and those who didn’t, health experts say the new findings are not conclusive and only raise more questions.

Parabens, a preservative found in deodorants, antiperspirants and other underarm products can act like the hormone estrogen. That lifelong exposure to estrogen may cause breast cancer is a well-established association backed up by enough scientific evidence.

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Aromasin Side Effects, Adverse Risks, and Health Benefits

Aromasin Side Effects: Bone Loss and Fractures. The breast-cancer drug Aromasin, used in trials to prevent the cancer from developing in postmenopausal women, worsened bone loss in these women and raised their risk for fractures, a new study finds. The study was published in the Feb. 6 online edition of The Lancet Oncology.

Pfizer Inc, the world’s biggest drug maker, manufactures the drug.

On the other hand, the drug, also known by its chemical name exemestane, significantly reduced the recurrence of cancer—and lowered the chance that a woman with a high risk of getting breast cancer would actually end up getting it.

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Gleevec Side Effects and Health Precautions

Gleevec Side Effects. Gleevec, the drug commonly used to treat tumors of the stomach and digestive system, has been approved by United States regulators for expanded use in patients with a rare gastrointestinal cancer — and trials used to gain approval showed that the drug significantly prolonged the lives of patients.

On Jan. 31, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to Gleevec (imatinib) for use in adult patients following surgical removal of CD117-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).

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Herceptin Weight Gain or Weight Loss?

Herceptin Side Effects. Does the anti-breast cancer drug Herceptin cause weight loss or weight gain? Apparently, it can do either.

However, Herceptin weight loss is much more common than Herceptin weight gain. In fact, weight loss is listed as one of the most common side effects of Herceptin usage. In contrast, Heceptin weight gain is not included in such a list. From

The most common adverse reactions associated with Herceptin in metastatic gastric cancer were neutropenia, diarrhea, fatigue, anemia, stomatitis, weight loss, upper respiratory tract infections, fever, thrombocytopenia, mucosal inflammation, nasopharyngitis, and dysgeusia.

So if Herceptin weight gain is not officially listed as an adverse reaction to the anti-cancer drug, why are we saying that it could be a side effect?

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