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What are side effects of BRAF inhibitors for melanoma?

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The medications do help shrink and slow tumor growth for a period of time. Their side effects include:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Hemorrhage

From: What Drugs Treat Melanoma? WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Chemotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Drugs Approved for Melanoma.”

Medscape: “BRAF Gene Mutation Tests.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Melanoma.”

American Cancer Society: “Chemotherapy for melanoma skin cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Melanoma Skin Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Drugs Approved for Melanoma.”

Medscape: “BRAF Gene Mutation Tests.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on August 6, 2018

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