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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.  Read More →

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.  Read More →

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (04-17-2014)

A drug that decreases fever, swelling, pain, and redness.  Read More →

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.  Read More →

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

Nipent® (10-19-2010)

Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Pentostatin (pen-toe-STAT-in) Trade Name: Nipent® How is this drug used? Pentostatin is FDA approved for the treatment of hairy cell leukemia. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability... Continue Reading

nilutamide (10-19-2010)

Class: Hormonal Therapy    Generic Name: nilutamide (ni-LOO-te-mide) Trade Name: Nilandron®, Anandron® How is this drug used? Nilutamide is approved for the treatment of stage D2 prostate cancer in conjunction with surgical castration, where cancer... Continue Reading

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