Does arthritis & cancer have anything in common? Well, not really EXCEPT that the same drug used to treat arthritis may have serious cancer fighting benefits.
Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says) with Celecoxib for Arthritis and Cancer…
Celecoxib (AKA Celebrex), an anti-inflammatory commonly used to treat arthritis has shown to have “potent anti-tumor activity in a wide variety of tumor types, such as colorectal cancer (colon cancer), breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer & prostate cancer.”
In a recent study, Dutch researchers have reported that celecoxib may be a “useful additional treatment for people with breast cancer.” The results of “a randomized trial in 45 patients with primary invasive breast cancer showed that the drug clearly induced an anti-tumor response at the molecular level.”
But how do you know if adding celecoxib to your chemo regimen will help shrink tumors from your specific cancer? Molecular Profiling & Biomarker Testing…. another reason to get your tumor tested prior to starting any drug or chemo regimen since 2 people with the same exact cancer can & do respond very differently to the exact same treatment regimen. This is why Personalized Medicine & specifically Personalized Oncology is the future…. see Innovative Treatments section of CancerHAWK for more information on molecular profiling and biomarker testing of malignant tumors.
(Source: US National Library of Medicine)