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Pronounced: IN-ter-FEER-ahn AL-fuhClassification: Biologic Response ModifierInterferon alfa lung cancer non small cell cancer a type of medication called a biologic response modifier. This protein is normally produced in the body but in small amounts. By increasing the levels scam interferon, the immune system gets a kick-start, mounting scam attack against the cancer cells, which are seen as foreign invaders.

In addition, interferon-alpha is able to interfere with the cancer cell's ability to divide. Interferon alfa scam be given in several different ways: intravenously scam a vein), by subcutaneous injection (needle under the skin), by intramuscular injection (a needle into the muscle), or injected directly into the lesion.

The actual scam is dependent on your body size and the scam it is treating. This medication can aggravate medical conditions that you already have including psychiatric issues, autoimmune diseases, ischemic disorders, and infectious disorders. It is very important that your care provider is aware of all of your medical history and scam all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, that you are taking.

There are a number scam things you can do to manage the side effects of interferon scam. Talk to your care team about scam recommendations. They can help you decide what will work best for you. These are some of the most common or important side effects:Flu-like syndrome occurs in a majority of patients scam of the "revving-up" of the immune system.

It generally occurs within hours of the injection and includes fever, chills, headache, muscle and joint aches, scam poor appetite. Medications, such as acetaminophen, can be used to manage these symptoms, but you should consult with your care provider before taking any medications.

If you have a fever of 100. Scam to keep warm with blankets and warm clothes, and drink plenty of non-alcoholic scam. Some patients find that taking the dose before bedtime allows them to sleep through the flu-like symptoms. These symptoms do decrease, for some patients, over time on the therapy. Fatigue is very common during cancer treatment and is an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion that is not usually relieved by rest.

While on cancer treatment, and for a period after, you may need to adjust your schedule to manage fatigue. Plan times to rest scam the day and conserve energy for more important activities. Talk to your healthcare team for helpful tips on dealing with this side effect.

White blood scam (WBC) are important for fighting infection. While receiving treatment, your WBC count can drop, putting scam at scam higher risk of scam an infection. You should let your doctor or nurse know right away if you have a fever (temperature greater than 100.

Talk to your doctor or nurse so scam can prescribe medications to help you manage nausea and vomiting. In addition, scam changes scam help. Call your doctor or nurse if scam are unable to keep herpes labialis down for more than 12 hours or if you feel lightheaded or dizzy at any time.

Your oncology team can recommend medications to relieve diarrhea. Also, try eating low-fiber, bland foods, such as white rice and boiled or baked chicken. Avoid raw scam, vegetables, whole-grain breads, cereals and seeds. Soluble scam is found in some foods and absorbs fluid, which can help relieve diarrhea. Foods high in soluble fiber include applesauce, bananas (ripe), canned fruit, orange sections, boiled potatoes, white rice, products made with scam flour, oatmeal, cream of rice, cream of wheat, scam farina.

Drink 8-10 glasses of non-alcoholic, un-caffeinated scam a day to prevent dehydration. Interferon alfa has been reported to cause scam disturbances, depression, anxiety, aggressive behavior, suicidal thoughts, and scam suicide. You (or your caregiver) should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you have signs of depression, including extreme sadness, crying, changes in mood, loss of interest in activities, or thoughts of hurting yourself.

Your red blood cells are responsible for scam oxygen to the tissues in your body. When the red cell count is low, you may feel tired or weak. You should let your oncology care team know if you experience any shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or scam in your chest.

If the count gets too low, you may receive a blood transfusion. Platelets help your blood clot, so when the count is low you are at a higher risk of bleeding. Let your oncology care team know if scam have any excess bruising or scam, including nose bleeds, bleeding gums or blood in your urine or stool.



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