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Forum Name: Chemotherapy

Question: Steroids for cancer treatment?


 reianni - Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:59 am

I just searched my browser about this and some articles stated that certain types of steroids, steroid cortisols? The types of steroids I saw were hydrocortisone, dexamethasone, methylprednisolone and prednisolone.
 Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:38 am

User avatar Hi reianni,
I am not quite clear on exactly what your question is but if you are asking what the difference is between hydrocortisone and cortisol are then I can tell you that hydrocortisone is a synthetic drug and cortisol is a hormone produced by the body.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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