Cancer Active
Navigation
 
Cancer Prevention Cancer Treatment Support Us Online Shop
Chris Woolmams / Catherine Woollams
Cisplatin

Chemotherapy

This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Cisplatin which is used for stomach, oesophagael, ovarian, testicular, melanoma, lung and bladder cancers and is similar in many respects to carboplatin. It is a general chemotherapy drug, a platinum based agent which binds with DNA and disrupts its replication. It is thought to be more toxic than carboplatin, particularly to the kidneys.

Side effects and considerations:

* A warning from MedLine runs - Cisplatin can cause serious liver problems. (Old people are more susceptible).

* Aminoglycoside antibiotics are conta-indicated. 

* Cisplatin can also cause severe allergic reactions.

* New research shows that it can also cause high frequency hearing loss.

* You should not breast feed, nor become pregnant while receiving cisplatin.

* There is 2011 research that possibly omega-3 from fish oils may block the drug´s action.

Readers should note the following article from Cancer Watch 2010:

Cisplatin side-effects with Testicular cancer

Chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer is highly successful. Indeed Testicular cancer and child leukaemia are both held up as examples of cancers that modern medicine can cure.

However, as with recent findings on childhood leukaemia, side-effects in Testicular cancer patients may occur long after the treatment is over.

According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Oslo (published in BJUI) which reviewed 40 case histories of patients between 1990 and 2008, 30 per cent of patients undergoing cisplatin-based chemotherapy suffered damage to their sensory nerves, 20 per cent of testicular cancer survivors suffered hearing loss or ringing in their ears; 17 per cent suffered chronic fatigue (twice the rate of the general population); and 25 per cent suffered long-term damage to their circulatory systems. Testicular cancer survivors also have 1.8 times normal risk of developing cancer in the future.

The best way to reduce the risk of dangerous side effects, said the lead  researcher, is to maintain an active lifestyle and healthy weight, avoid tobacco, and for doctors to ´provide adequate follow-up for patients who could develop life-threatening toxicity´.


Other articles that you may find interesting are:

  1. Diet for Chemotherapy ;
  2. beneficial bacteria ;
  3. A-Z guide to complementary therapies;
  4. Your cancer, where you can read about everything from causes to cancer treatments to complementary therapies for your cancer.
  5. How to boost your immune system.

To return to the drug list, click here.

Want the latest news on this?
Email:
Print This Page
 
  Search Website
 
Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
VIDEO OF THE MONTH


Heal Your Gut  
Part 1:  The importance of the microbiome 

More info? See



CANCERactive Website Appeal

Thank you for helping us to raise a fantastic £19,708 for our new CANCERactive website which will be launched in 2018

MAKE A ONE-OFF DONATION
Select a donation amount:
Enter a donation amount:
£

Gift Aid:
So that CANCERactive can claim back 25p for every £1 donated, I confirm that I am a UK tax payer, who has paid over enough tax for you to reclaim this amount
table-top

Sign up for icon

 







Our icon magazine is available free in over 500 UK hospitals, cancer centres and libraries. Full of great articles and the very latest cancer information, you can have it sent to your own home.

Buy online
table-top

The CANCERactive Patient Group (CAPG) – Run by Patients, for Patients

  • Tell your Story
  • Start a Blog
  • Start a Diary Blog
  • Start a Discussion
  • Ask a Question

Search Drugs
table-top

CANCER DRUGS

Quick search for YOUR DRUG here  

Search Drugs
table-top

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Quick search for a COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY here 

Search Complementary Therapies
table-top

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

Quick search an ALTERNATIVE CANCER TREATMENT here

Search Alternative Therapies
table-top



Important Notice

At CANCERactive we provide information that is already in the public domain.  It is not our intention to provide advice. It is up to the reader to decide if any of the matters to which any article refers might be suitable for them.

table-top
table-top
table-top



Follow CHRIS WOOLLAMS, the UK's number 1 cancer researcher, on his free e-news and keep right up to date with the very latest cancer information and research





 click here


  click here

click here


table-top



CANCERactive information and publications (books, magazine and leaflets)

CANCERactive compiled books

Heal Your Gut Heal Your Body



A real paradigm shift - this book will help you really understand exactly what to do to be in great health.

Click here to find out more.

The Brand new 4th edition of Everything You Need to Know to Help You Beat Cancer



"This book is head and shoulders above the rest". Geoffrey Boycott

Click here to find out more.

The Rainbow Diet - and how it can help you beat cancer



"At last the definitive book on a diet to fight cancer". Mrs BS Devon.

 Click here to find out more...


Brand new 3rd edition of Oestrogen The Killer in our Midst



"Learn how to take control of your oestrogen levels"

 Click here to find out more...

CANCERactive magazine (free in hospitals and complementary cancer centres)

icon

Free downloadable prevention leaflets

Cancer




Buy online
table-top

Donate to Us

We can only help people like you - if people like you help us!

Buy online
table-top

Fund Raising

SKYDIVING/
PARACHUTING


Interested? Click here for more information


Click here to see all our fundraising events.


Click here and see what events are taking place and perhaps sponsor one of our supporters. 

Click here for other ways to raise money for CANCERactive.

Or if you want more information about our other fun activities, the Peru trek, our sky diving etc. click the button below.

Click here for our Just Giving page and see what our supporters are doing for us.

Click here for our Virgin Money Giving page.

Buy online
table-top

Visit a Catherine Corner

Catherine Wollams

Buy online
table-top

Need a Support Group?  

Find a cancer support group near you, now.
Buy online
table-top

So what is the truth behind mammograms, drug clinical trials, the PSA test and prostate surgery, and the stories you read in the press?Go to Junk Science to read the unbiased truth. Click Here.

table-top

Do you have a problem with our factual content?

If you have research which conflicts with ours, just address it to 'The Medical Board'. Ever since we started this site we have had an 'open-mind' policy and have expert oncology doctors and professors who will address your concerns.

 
© Copyright 2018 CANCERactive. All Rights Reserved. This content may be copied in full, with copyright, contact, creation and information intact, without specific permission, when used only in a not-for-profit format and provided, where used to publish on a website, that website provides a link to www.canceractive.com. If any other use is desired, permission in writing from CANCERactive is required.
All content and images © Copyright 2018 - Website design and maintenance by Dualmedia.co.uk a Web design and Search engine marketing company