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  • #80917
    iowagirl
    Member

    Great news!

    #80916
    darla
    Participant

    Such good news Duke. Glad to hear it.

    Love & Hugs,
    Darla

    #80915
    lainy
    Participant

    Dear Duke, decreasing is great and other options definitely awesome. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the update as well.

    #80914
    marions
    Moderator

    Duke…fantastic news on the positive response to the treatment and decrease in regards to the neuropathy. All looks great. Congratulations.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #80913
    dukenukem
    Member

    CT scan showed liver tumor still decreasing. Continuing with gemcitabine only. Neuropathy in toes definitely decreased. Platelets are still hovering 100,00 to 130,000 – just high enough to allow full dose of gem.

    Onc’s Plan B will be to change to Folfox if/when gem is no longer effective.

    Plan C will be to look for a Phase 1 trial.

    #80912
    marions
    Moderator

    Duke…..Chemotherapy is very difficult on the body hence, your platelets having been low. I believe that physicians look at the overall response to the drugs and weigh this against possible kidney damage and tumor resistance to the chemotherapy. ( For the later, a switch to other agents may be recommended.)
    Your physicians approach is not unusual. I hope that others will come forward and share their thoughts with you as well.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #9687
    dukenukem
    Member

    I have had eight rounds of carboplatin/gemzar. My Onc is changing it to gem only for two rounds to take stress off kidneys. Will get a CT scan to check response. She feels we can always go back if the results are not positive.

    Has anyone had this change? What were the results? How did you determine if kidneys were responding? Did you continue or go back to original chemo plan? How fast can CC respond to a change in treatment? Anything else of note?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

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