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  1. URGENT plz help....
    ... chemo maybe another couple of months. My dad started gemzar chemo last week, he has had two rounds. It will not ... much longer) At anyrate, we looked into it and the gemzar is considered aggressive chemo per medicare even though...

  2. Question for Mel
    ... My dad is on Gemzar . The oncologist told him he would have no side effects...

  3. spreading cancer
    ... reputation. Anyway they put him on Nexavar , Xeloda and Gemzar . We thought he was lucky because he didn't have that...

  4. Working through treatments for cancer
    ... gallbladder cancer and his chemo treatment includes Gemzar and Xeloda. This is apparantly the same type of treatment ... each of those weeks he goes in for an infusion of Gemzar . Then he has two weeks off and doesnt have any pills...

  5. bile duct cancer/cholangiocarcinoma
    ... energy level, color). He started chemo 3 weeks ago ( Gemzar and Cisplatin). No side effects besides a slight...
    ... the same situation as yours. He is also been taking Gemzar for about 3 weeks. We have been to one of the best...

Cancer: Bladder board

  1. looking for information on bladder cancer
    ... chemo treatments since Feb of this year. He is on Gemzar and Platinol. The first couple of treatments were...

Cancer: Breast board

  1. Metastatic Breast Cancer -- anyone on Abraxane?
    ... part of her liver. She had done taxol before and Gemzar (sp?). Her first round of abraxane put her back in...

Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian board

  1. my mum has ovarian cancer
    ... reaction to the Carboplatin so I had to switch to Gemzar and Topotecan...and I never thought I would finish...

  2. Etoposide For Tumor Resistancy - My Mom
    ... undergone several chemo drugs such as carbo/taxol, doxil, gemzar , topotecan, ifex/mesna, taxotere. Now her tumors in...

Cancer: Colon board

  1. high cea levels can't find where cancer is
    ... That is exactly what he is on Tarceva and Gemzar . Only time will tell, the Dr. says she has success...

Cancer: Lung board

  1. how long can you stay on taxotere for stage iv lung cancer
    ... memory is correct my mom was on Taxotere along with Gemzar for about 8-9 months. It was her 4th type of chemo...

  2. ARGH!! This is soo frustrating
    ... lymph. one doctor wants to start her on avastin and gemzar chemotherapy. and another on radiation. it has been...
    ... lymph. one doctor wants to start her on avastin and gemzar chemotherapy. and another on radiation. it has been...

  3. Gemzar and Brain Mets
    ... Dearest Faith, Bud was a Gemzar success story. That was one of two first-line chemo ... in check, but did not show that solid progress the Gemzar did. In the end, when his LC was stage 4, again they ... put him on Gemzar and BINGO, it did its job again. Bud had the bone ... Faith, you are so strong. Be happy to know that the Gemzar is a good chemo agent. I know that the side-effects ... and one good side effect -- he never went bald on Gemzar . His 5th line was Gemzar with Carboplatin and Avastin ... . I believe the Avastin kicked the Gemzar in and got the foot in the door, so to speak. I think...
    ... Thanks Jan I don't know if the gemzar is doing anything or not at this point. So far on...
    ... that it would help the brain. It might have been Gemzar if I remember correctly. And yes, Prayer does work...

  4. Faith
    ... about you all day and praying that this 2nd round of Gemzar was easier then the first. I doubt if the fatigue...

  5. Faith and food
    ... THis last chemo was just a really tough one. That gemzar is only supposed to cause flu-lke symptoms for 24...
    ... being so brutal this time. My moms last chemo was Gemzar and Taxotere and it left her wiped out: However I...

  6. Does TARCEVA work at all?
    ... on Alimita. It wasn't until she got to Taxotere and Gemzar that her quality of life started to suffer due to...
    ... but did not help shrink it. So, then next, back to Gemzar and Carboplatin (the first set of drugs they put him...
    ... I got in there on Thursday and they had decided on Gemzar . So I gave it a shot. I just don't think I can take ... my treatments feeling so lousy? It isn't like the gemzar will cure anything. I have tumors in my lung, liver...

  7. Faith....
    ... I've been having such a hard week. THey put me on Gemzar and it's made me terribly sick and weak feeling. ...

  8. More questions, please ??
    ... They also started him on chemo - carboplatin and gemzar . He is also getting zometa for the bone mets. Well...

  9. Starting Alimta Next Week
    ... not even a fraction of the fatigue the Taxotere and Gemzar or her Carboplatin and Taxol caused. She also did...

  10. Post Chemo Scan Results-Bummed Out!
    ... 7-8 months and then she moved on to Taxotere with Gemzar and after many months got tired of being tired so...

  11. Re metastatic lung cancer: stage 4
    ... When Alimita stopped working she went on Taxotere and Gemzar . This was a rough chemo for her as it left her VERY...

  12. For Conan
    ... When it quit working we moved on to Taxotere and Gemzar and from that first infusion she started having extreme...

  13. lost
    ... insight. When they started Bud's chemo, he was on Gemzar and Carboplatin. That put him in remission for 28...

  14. Tarceva/Cellebrex - combination therapy
    ... SCLC, but still very interesting as Stan is receiving Gemzar which is not used for SCLC, but when they have exhausted...

  15. 1st Treatment with Carboplatin/Taxol
    ... continued to do well until that 4th line chemo Taxol and Gemzar . So yes you may have to deal with fatigue and laying...

  16. trying out Tarceva
    ... me to a better tolerated treatment (Carboplatin + Gemzar ) so that I can work. I was on this regimen until...

  17. procrit
    ... Melissa, My mom also had to use procrit after starting Gemzar and Taxotere. Like Stan her RBC was always low and...

  18. Stage 3 Lung Cancer
    ... appear to be in lymphs. However they did chemo with gemzar and avastin and she is now free of cancer. they had...

  19. Tarceva, could anyone shed some light?
    ... blame for her death then the cancer as Taxotere and Gemzar (4th line chemo) left her so wiped out that she decided...

  20. Hi everyone
    ... wanted to say that my hubby was on Carboplatin and Gemzar to begin with and eventually went in and out of remission ... remission was in June 2006 and he was on Carboplatin and Gemzar again after almost a year's absence and to that they...
    ... she did Alimita and her last Chemo was Taxotere with Gemzar . The only one of those drugs that did not drop her...

  21. Are there any "good" stories outhere?
    ... ocarcinoma stage 111. She did two rounds of chemo (avastin, gemzar , etc) and went back for the pT and was free and clear...

  22. Can anyone relate to this?
    ... woulf certianly account for the fatigue. My wife gets gemzar which can affect the production of red blood cells...
    ... very anemic that only happened with the Taxotere/ Gemzar for her.She would just start to get energy back and ... had stage IV NSCLC: However, next came Taxotere and Gemzar and they did her in. Despite taking procrit and neupogen...
    ... very anemic that only happened with the Taxotere/ Gemzar for her.She would just start to get energy back and ... had stage IV NSCLC: However, next came Taxotere and Gemzar and they did her in. Despite taking procrit and neupogen...

  23. Hi Question ON Tarceva
    ... about 14 months of high quality time. The last chemo Gemzar and Taxotere changed that as it wiped her out and...

  24. is it possible to ever have surgery from stage IV, if the tumor shrinks enough?...
    ... and he seems to resist the idea. Why?? It seems the gemzar is causing Patsy to be anemic, so why not try Tarceva...

  25. Heavy Heart
    ... was diagnosed a month ago, has had 1 round of chemo ( gemzar & taxtere). She won't eat and has been so tired. Also...

  26. is 30% shrinkage good? sorry haven't been here...
    ... and after it quit working on then to Taxotere with Gemzar and now Hospice. Another drug to consider is Avastin...

  27. Maybe calling it quits
    ... we did Alimta and when it quit working,Taxotere and Gemzar which she is still on. This last combo has held the...

  28. lung/heart ops and we haven't even got to the chemo yet!
    ... 'GemCarbo' chemo - a cocktail of gemcitabine (aka Gemzar ) and carboplatin? Goodness I've been a nervous...
    ... like eating much. My mom is currently on Taxotere and Gemzar , so she has had both drugs just not together. Watch...
    ... Les, my hubby Bud had Gemzar /Carboplatin for his first round of chemo and actually ... Texotere, followed by Alimta, followed once again by Gemzar and Carboplatin,with Avastin added to the formula ... stress, I wonder if this has brought about activity. Gemzar and carbo were the most tolerable for him. His did...
    ... hi lesley- My wife had her second carcoplatin/ gemzar last Wed. and is doing better than she has in a long ... to wait and see what side effects you get. She has gemzar tommorow, but her next carboplatin/gemzar is Oct....

  29. stage 1V nsclc...brain mets....unreal story and need advice and help too
    ... diagnosed in Sept 2005. After radiation she started gemzar & carbo. That did shrink her tumor. After that she...

  30. Becky
    ... at the very core of you doesn't it? When the Gemzar and Taxotere quit working my mom will have exhausted...

  31. My mom's Ct results
    ... progression was noted and now has been on Taxol and Gemzar for about 7 months so far and it has kept things stable...

  32. NSCLC Sq Cell Radiation only?
    ... chemos cause. My mom is currently on Taxotere and Gemzar and she has not had to take any pain meds or anti...

  33. Praying for everyone
    ... from the chemo as Carboplatin can wipe you out and gemzar wipes out blood counts which then leaves you exhausted...

  34. Results of Scan
    ... cancer). At that point she was switched to Taxotere and Gemzar . If she was younger they would have done Taxotere ... The taxotere causes some major fatigue and the gemzar has been messing up her blood counts so while she...

  35. Newcomer
    ... for 6 weeks. After her radiation she started chemo ( gemzar & carbo) for 6 weeks. She completed that in February...

  36. Pain, Pain Lots of Pain NSCLC Stage IVB
    ... your thread title... He has nsclc...please look into Gemzar with Carbo and Avastin. My husband was going for...

  37. stage 4 friend
    ... growing again and she was swithced to Taxotere and gemzar . She tolerates them well but they do drop her blood...

  38. New CT on Bud
    ... Ask your mom's oncologist about it. Since she is on Gemzar like Bud. I just wanted to stop in and say that...
    ... When it quit working he offered her Taxotere with Gemzar but said due to her age he would not offer her avastin...

  39. Breast Cancer and Intrestitial Pneumonia
    ... the problem? My hubby had that same reaction with Gemzar , which has proven to be the most effective chemo against...

  40. Update on Becky
    ... think about today. We hope the Avastin and the Carbo/ Gemzar combo will start kicking in. I have lost faith in ... in my thoughts and prayers and sure hoped that the Gemzar and Taxotere combo would work. We are on our last...

  41. Mom's Ct results
    ... slowed it to a crawl. So on we go with the Taxotere and Gemzar . I have to be honest the last few doses have not left...

  42. Update on Bud
    ... the one that showed good progress...Carboplatin and Gemzar , and along with Avastin -- making this the 5th line...

  43. Frustration
    ... just do not get it. My mom is getting taxotere and gemzar , she is suppose to get it every week for 3 weeks...

  44. My Daddy
    ... nsclc. His first round of chemo was carboplatin and Gemzar . Not sure what VP16 is but I have ready about it...

  45. No Chemo this week
    ... my mom. She started the 2nd round of Taxotere and Gemzar 3 weeks ago and was to have the 3rd dose today but...

  46. Treatment
    ... see...the first line of chemo was Carboplatin and Gemzar (which did a great job at shrinking things and putting...

  47. Need some help
    ... lung cancer? My mom is currently on Taxotere and Gemzar and I know she has bad fatigue from it so I know how...
    ... but was unable to get her 3rd dose of Taxotere and Gemzar because her blood count dropped too low so hopefully...

  48. melatonin
    ... showed great shrinkage. They had him on Carboplatin & Gemzar . Then he went into remission in Sep 05 ... for 28 ... December, but did not achieve the shrinkage that the Gemzar and Carboplatin did. His main tumor mass is showing...

  49. Alimta
    ... it too quit working and then it was on to Taxotere/ Gemzar . The Alimta was given every 3 weeks and she had 8...

  50. The battle continues
    ... for chemo this coming week. It will be the Taxotere/ gemzar every week X3 weeks then a week off like she had started...

  51. Last week
    ... possible but I also hated seeing how the Taxotere/ gemzar made her feel and would hate to see her feel that...

  52. my dad has cancer
    ... did alimta for 8 rounds and now is on Taxotere and Gemzar . Her only mets so far are to the liver but they are...

  53. Worried about hubby
    ... with them? My mom had her 2nd dose of Taxotere/ Gemzar on Wed,so we shall see how she does with it. She was...

  54. Docetaxel(Taxotere)
    ... My mom had her 1st dose Taxotere with Gemzar on Wed. I guess after I left for home on Sat. She...
    ... the morning, my mom had her 2nd dose of Taxotere and Gemzar on Wed. By Friday afternoon she was already feeling...
    ... told that the doctor said no more chemo( taxotere/ gemzar ) until he sees her on the 25th so now instead of...

  55. Jan and Ron
    ... odd as that sounds. My mom starts Taxotere and Gemzar tomorow and she is not looking foreward to her hair ... should watch out for with either the Taxotere or the Gemzar ? My biggest worry right now is her blood counts falling...

  56. reality
    ... month, tarveca, Alimta and now starts Taxotere with Gemzar . The battle has been going for 18 months now. I think...

  57. Terrible experience with Tarceva
    ... size and number and if this next Chemo Taxotere and Gemzar can not stop them she probably will not be with us...

  58. Bad News
    ... next week off then start weekly chemo of Taxotere and Gemzar . She will loose her hair again which she is not looking...
    ... Janmarie, Bud is on Texotere and has been on Gemzar . He never did lose his hair. It got a little thin...

  59. Recurrence of nsclc
    ... His only line of defense. He did carboplatin and gemzar for 6 months with excellent results. He went into...

  60. Prayers Please
    ... 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. Already, they are discussing...

  61. My husband has SCLC age 43
    ... mutated. He went through 5-6 months of Carboplatinum and Gemzar with very good results. Then only one month off of...

  62. NSCLC stage 3B
    ... remission already (dang it...only 40 days) ..the carbo and gemzar are no longer working...turning to 2nd line Tarceva...

  63. Mom dx w/Lung cancer
    ... were told this was inoperatable. She started chemo ( Gemzar & Carbo). We were told she has 6-8months maybe 1...

  64. Thankful and Scared
    ... He is on a 21 day cycle of Chemo (cisplatin and gemzar ). He doesn't always get it though, at times his blood...

  65. Chemo Question
    ... has been on chemo for 12 weeks -- Carboplatin and Gemzar . He feels ok for the first 24-48 hours after treatment...


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