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Cimetidine and any additional surgery

sflgirl
sflgirl Member Posts: 220

Once diagnosed and had surgery should cimetidine be taken for any additional surgery?  Specifically removing the port?

Thanks.

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,530 **
    Port gone

    I think the Cimetidine is helpful in limiting the spread of Cancer, so there is no problem getting the port out, as there is no Cancer in that spot. 

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I did not take Cimetidine as I had not joined the forum when I had my surgery, and have picked the info up since. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239
    I agree,

    I don't know any other benefits of Cimetidine than preventing the spread of cancer which is huge enough if true.

    Laz 

     

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    I took cimetidine for my final surgery

    but didn't worry about it for my port removal.  Unless there's a chance you have cancer in the area of the port it doesn't seem necessary, as what research there is on the subject suggests that the drug helps to reduce the ability of the cancer cells to attach to surrounding tissues.

  • sflgirl
    sflgirl Member Posts: 220

    I took cimetidine for my final surgery

    but didn't worry about it for my port removal.  Unless there's a chance you have cancer in the area of the port it doesn't seem necessary, as what research there is on the subject suggests that the drug helps to reduce the ability of the cancer cells to attach to surrounding tissues.

    Thanks

    I appreciate the input

  • JanJan63
    JanJan63 Member Posts: 2,478
    Interesting. I've never heard

    Interesting. I've never heard of it.

  • Sue_2015
    Sue_2015 Member Posts: 19
    Cimetidine, the anti acid? I

    Cimetidine, the anti acid? I did not know it was used for cancer etc.  Interesting. Thanks

     

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571
    Sue_2015 said:

    Cimetidine, the anti acid? I

    Cimetidine, the anti acid? I did not know it was used for cancer etc.  Interesting. Thanks

     

    Here's a link from NIH about it...

    kind of technical but the info about its use with crc is pretty readable, halfway down the page.  

    There's no way for me to prove it helped with my situation, but the surgery I used it for was my last (of five) and I've been a stage 4 NED since 2011.  Given its low toxicity, I think it's not a bad idea to throw it in for bit before and after surgery.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4268104/