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Jul 11, 2002
... The doctor has changed my husbands protocol to gemzar/carboplatin, has anyone heard of or had any positive results with these? He was taken off of taxol because of such back side effects of neuropathy, he is being treated and cured of lung cancer...please let me know? Thank you and God Bless. Mo (0 replies)
... Texotere, followed by Alimta, followed once again by Gemzar and Carboplatin,with Avastin added to the formula. The latetest seemed to be the most effective and went back into remission. ... (10 replies)
... Bud was a Gemzar success story. ... (3 replies)

... In May of this year my wife was dx'd with stage 4 NSCLC with mets to the brain, spine and pelvis. In May she had major lower spine surgery for tumor resection followed by a couple of weeks of WBR and lower spine radiation. In late June she began chemotherapy ( Gemzar & carboplatin ). She also receives Kytril, Procrit and Zometa. She is currently into her 5th cycle of chemo.... (8 replies)
Gemzar and CPT-11
Jan 17, 2002
... My husband's chemo drugs were recently changed to Gemzar and CPT-11. He has lung cancer and Taxol, Carboplatin, Ireassa and Taxotere have already been tried. Can anyone share information on how well these 2 work? I have been researching websites and have gotten a lot of info, just wondered if anyone has had personal experience with either drug? Appreciate ANY info. (0 replies)
... Faith, Glad to hear your first dose is behind you. When My mom had Taxol and Carboplatin it would wipe her out for a few days then she would start feeling better and of course it would be time for the next dose. ... (12 replies)
... Well after 6 nightmare weeks of in Hospital and 2 operations , My Ma is now in a 'half way' house with a view to getting some occupational therapy etc and going home. She is actually in a hospice but they also have people not quite ready to go home. She is a changed person ! She has only had one course of chemo (Gemzar/Carboplatin) so far but I think it must be doing some... (10 replies)
... Dear Hep...I wish I could be of more help. Our xp was that initially, Bud was diagnosed with 3A. All looked favorably for surgery...(ie: removal of left lung)...then the PET scan at St Louis University. It lit up the pleura and the mediastinal and onother lymph node. That shot him straight into 3B -- and oh my Lord....inoperable. This is when our saga started. He began... (9 replies)
Hi everyone
Dec 17, 2006
... Hello, I just wanted to say that my hubby was on Carboplatin and Gemzar to begin with and eventually went in and out of remission. ... (7 replies)
Mar 6, 2006
... im on Taxotere and Nevalbine. This worked fairly well in that it pulled him out of the downward spiral ftom December, but did not achieve the shrinkage that the Gemzar and Carboplatin did. His main tumor mass is showing slight growth again, so I think starting this coming Thursday, they will start him on Alimta. ... (12 replies)
... hi lesley- My wife had her second carcoplatin/gemzar last Wed. and is doing better than she has in a long time (moreso than the first). However, this time around she had a flu-like side-effect for a couples days, but afterwards felt great. There are meds for these side effects, but i guess you have to wait and see what side effects you get. She has gemzar tommorow, but her... (10 replies)
... However, next came Taxotere and Gemzar and they did her in. Despite taking procrit and neupogen during this last one her blood counts were down more then they were up. ... (8 replies)
... However, next came Taxotere and Gemzar and they did her in. Despite taking procrit and neupogen during this last one her blood counts were down more then they were up. ... (8 replies)
Jan and Ron
Jan 24, 2006
... My mom starts Taxotere and Gemzar tomorow and she is not looking foreward to her hair falling out again. ... (5 replies)
Prayers Please
Dec 13, 2005
... to kick it in its butt. Reading about Tarceva, I found a study where they combined that drug with an injectable chemo drug Gemzar with improved results. Well, issue is that hubby has already done 6 months of Carboplatin and Gemzar and the cancer is resisting. ... (16 replies)
... l in the past. My Mom had 3 plerual effusions in the beginning but then had a pleurodesis done and had no more problems like that. My mom's first line chemo was carboplatin and Taxol. The metals in the carboplatin tend to make food taste bad so watch out she may not feel like eating much. ... (10 replies)
... Dearest Faith, I have been following your thread for a while. My heart just breaks at knowing the cancer has kicked in again, since things were going so well for so long. I will give you the flip-side of Tarceva. Bud took that and it caused the most devastating case of empitigo (spelling?) I have ever seen. He had it all up in his nose, in his mouth, on his face and... (9 replies)
... Because it did destroy the lung tumor her good quality time continued right through all those months she was on Alimita. It wasn't until she got to Taxotere and Gemzar that her quality of life started to suffer due to the horrible fatigue. ... (9 replies)
... Hello all. Just to remind you my dad, age 55, was diagnosed in Feb. with NSCLC Stage 3b. He had chemo (7 weeks) and radiation for 6 weeks. He went through all of this very smoothly, not really any side effects. After this first treatment, he went for another petscan, and unfortunately, the nasty cancer spread to the spine, his shoulder bones, and his adrenal gland. ... (3 replies)
... n Wed. By Friday she would be a little fatigued and by Sunday she would be doing fine again. The fatigue was not even a fraction of the fatigue the Taxotere and Gemzar or her Carboplatin and Taxol caused. She also did not loose any hair and her hair continued to grow in and most people did not even know she was back on chemo. ... (9 replies)

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