• My turn for a medication question - Megace

    Asked by BuckeyeShelby on Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    My turn for a medication question - Megace

    We may be going a different direction than chemo, after I get a set of CT scans. Had an appointment with my oncologist, virtually, this morning. Rather than the traditional taxol/carboplatin, he thinks we might be better off with Megace. Anyone been on that one? I think it's akin to tamaxifin (or however it's spelled - I know a lot of our breast cancer survivors are on that one). It is an anti-estrogen drug.

    Thanks for your attention.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      Megace is not a cancer treatment. Might want to recheck the drug name.
      "Megace is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of loss of appetite and wasting syndrome in people AIDS-Related Cachexia, breast cancer or endometrial cancer. Megace may be used alone or with other medications."
      https://www.rxlist.com/megace-drug.htm

      about 1 month ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      It is also used for endometrial and ovarian cancer. Chemocare.com/drug-info.

      about 1 month ago

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