Chemotherapy Treatment Schemes
Bladder cancer is an incredibly serious form of cancer, and for those who suffer from bladder cancer, surgery is not always an option, and chemotherapy may be the only choice. However, when surgery is performed, it is almost always accompanied by chemotherapy, since chemotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for cancer. Chemotherapy has been used as a cancer treatment since shortly after WWII, with new advances constantly appearing. Sadly, chemotherapy is not always effective against bladder cancer, which has one of the highest recurrence rates of all cancers.
Recently, studies have found that individuals who took the Type 2 diabetes medication Actos have a high risk of developing bladder cancer. If you took Actos and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills and other related losses. To learn more about filing an Actos lawsuit, contact Williams Kherkher today at 800-641-9810.
There are several different treatment plans involving chemotherapy, including:
- Combined modality – chemo medications are used in conjunction with surgery or radiation
- Combination – the use of multiple medications at the same time
- Adjuvant – using chemotherapy after surgical removal to prevent recurrence
- Neoadjuvant – chemotherapy used to shrink the primary tumor so that radiation can be more effective
- Palliative – chemo used to prevent a tumor from growing and to extend life expectancy when doctors know that a cure is impossible
Chemotherapy medications have harsh side effects that can be difficult to cope with. They must be given in cycles with a period of recovery in between because they are toxic and can begin to kill healthy cells.
If you or a loved one has developed bladder cancer after taking Actos, you may be able to fight for compensation from the pharmaceutical manufacturer to help you through this difficult time. The experienced Actos lawyers of Williams Kherkher are ready to help you pursue an Actos lawsuit, so contact us at 800-641-9810.