Cancer, as we all know, is such a complex disease. It takes several years and tons of money to cure a patient who is diagnosed with cancer, but still, there is no guarantee if the treatment will be able to successfully cure the patient in the long term. Even though the patient gets completely free from cancer, his/her body always has a risk of developing cancer again after a few months.
Till now, there is no such drug that promises the cancer patient to be completely free from it. But now, for the first time in the medical history of all time, a drug named Dostarlimab turns out to be a god's gift to humankind.
What is so special about the Dostarlimab drug?
According to the New York Times, individuals in the clinical trial had previously received treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and invasive surgery, all of which could cause bowel, urinary, and sexual dysfunction.
As the next step in the research, 18 patients were expected to undergo these surgeries. They were, however, surprised to learn that no further therapy was required. The trial's results astounded experts, who stated that total remission in every single patient is "unheard-of."
As everybody names it 'the miracle drug', it truly has some special qualities that the other drugs don't have, like -
It has shown a 100% success rate till now:
The trial was performed at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. There were a total of 18 patients with whom the drug was tested. All the patients were diagnosed with stage 2 or stage 3 rectal cancer. The immunotherapy went on for 6 months at intervals of three weeks and after the six months, the results were astonishing.
After a few tests on the patients like MRI scan, PET scan, endoscopy, etc the reachers found out that the tumor has completely vanished from the patients and they became completely cancer free. After tracking them from 6 to 25 months, the researchers do not find any risk of re-development of the tumor in the patients.
Therefore the research was 100% successful. And that's a very big achievement in medical history because it was happening for the very first time any cancer-treating drug has shown such great results.
It is the least painful and most effective method than other methods of Curing Cancer:
We all know that there are several methods through which cancer can be treated like chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, etc. But none of these methods is any less painful and none of them guarantees successful treatment.
But Dosterlimab is a drug that is given to patients through immunotherapy with the help of injections and as the research has already shown, it is also very effective to date because it shows a 100% success rate. Therefore it can also potentially be the future of cancer treatment.
Dostarlimab blocks the PD-1 pathway, which will help the immune system to catch the tumor cells after identifying them.
Dostarlimab appears to have cured every participant in the trial who had rectal cancer. They took Dostarlimab for about six months, and after more than a year, the doctors discovered that their cancer had disappeared. They were all in similar stages of cancer, with the cancer being locally advanced in the rectum but not having spread to other organs.
We all know that every drug has its good and bad effects. Similarly, Dosterlimab on one hand has such an amazing capability to completely cure rectal cancer in just six months, but, on the other hand, it also has some side effects too. Some of the common side effects are mentioned below:
Bladder pain, depression, feeling cold, hair loss, loss of appetite, bloody or cloudy urine,
hoarseness or husky voice, frequent urge to urinate, constipation, weight gain, dry skin and hair, lower back or side pain, trouble breathing, slow heartbeat, unusual bleeding or bruising, pale skin, sore tongue, unusual tiredness or weakness, muscle cramps, and stiffness, difficult, burning, or painful urination, etc.
Dostarlimab boosts your immune system's ability to attack cancer cells, but it may also attack healthy cells, resulting in serious or fatal side effects.
If you have any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor right away:
A new or worsening cough, shortness of breath;
chest pain, irregular heartbeats;
a light-headed feeling, as if you're about to pass out;
a seizure Confusion, hallucinations, eye pain or redness, and vision problems are all possible.
severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and bloody or tarry stools
Pale skin, tiredness, and cold hands and feet are symptoms of low red blood cell count (anemia).
Kidney problems include swollen ankles, blood in the urine, and little or no urination.
To Wrap Up
To sum up everything, Dostarlimab is a medication that is utilized to treat uterine lining cancer (endometrial cancer). Certain types of tumors are also treated with this drug (solid tumors). Dostarlimab, according to experts, alters the function of your immune system so that it targets cancerous or tumor cells for the attack.
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