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nivolumab (04-24-2015)

Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: nivolumab Trade Name: Opdivo® For which conditions is this drug approved? Opdivo is approved to treat melanoma that: a) can’t be removed by surgery; or b) metastatic melanoma that’s progressed after treatment... Continue Reading

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (10-29-2014) A class of drugs that are effective in reducing inflammation and pain without steroids. Examples of these drugs include aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen. ... Continue Reading

Nitrates (10-29-2014) Substances found in some foods, especially meats, prepared by drying, smoking, salting or pickling. Nitrates are thought to be cancer-causing substances that contribute to the development of stomach cancer. ... Continue Reading

Nausea (10-29-2014) A queasy feeling which leads to stomach distress, a distaste for food and an urge to vomit. Nausea is not a disease, but a symptom of many disorders. It can be brought on by systemic illnesses such as influenza, medications, pain and inner ear disease. ... Continue Reading

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (04-17-2014) A drug that decreases fever, swelling, pain, and redness. ... Continue Reading

nerve sparing (04-17-2014) A surgical technique during a prostatectomy where one or both of the neurovascular bundles controlling erections are spared. The utilization of this procedure is governed by the extent of the cancer and the skill of the surgeon. ... Continue Reading

Novantrone® (10-19-2010)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mitoxantrone (mye-toe-ZAN-trone), DHAD Trade Name: Novantrone® How is this drug used? Mitoxantrone is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer in combination with corticosteroids, and in combination... Continue Reading

Nolvadex® (10-19-2010)

Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Tamoxifen (tam-OCKS-eh-fin), tamoxifen citrate Trade Name: Nolvadex® How is this drug used? Tamoxifen is FDA approved for the treatment of hormone-positive or hormone receptor unknown breast cancer, or for the... Continue Reading

Nolvadex® (10-19-2010)

Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Tamoxifen (tam-OCKS-eh-fin), tamoxifen citrate Trade Name: Nolvadex® How is this drug used? Tamoxifen is FDA approved for the treatment of hormone-positive or hormone receptor unknown breast cancer, or for the... Continue Reading

Nitrogen Mustard (10-19-2010)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mechlorethamine (me-klore-ETH-eh-meen),Nitrogen Mustard, Mustine, Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride Trade Name: Mustargen® How is this drug used? Mechlorethamine is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced Hodgkin’s... Continue Reading

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