choices of chemo

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  • #63729
    lainy
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    LeeAnn, so far so good sounds good to me, so far! Hope you got some sleep and that they get the pain under control. A good night of sleep helps so much. Thanks for the update and keep them coming as you know we all truly care!

    #63728
    leeann
    Spectator

    chemo #2. So far so good :)
    For pain on my side they gave me hydromorphone but didn’t work that well, so they chagned to morphine sulfa. I hope this would let me get some sleep.

    #63727
    marions
    Moderator

    LeeAnn…thank you. This is what makes this discussion board so unique in that all of us have a common goal: we are fighting this disease TOGETHER.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #63726
    leeann
    Spectator

    Thanks Marion.
    Your kindess means so much to me :-)

    #63725
    marions
    Moderator

    LeeAnn….you made it through the first round with little problems. Congratulations. May the rest of the cycle be equally as uneventful.
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #63724
    leeann
    Spectator

    Thanks Lauren and Gavin.

    I got my first chemo Gem/Cis today and so far I’m feeling good. A little achy body but nothing else. They gave me Hydromorphone for pain on my side and Compazine, Dexamethasone for nausea.
    Thank you again for well wishes.

    #63723
    gavin
    Moderator

    Hi LeeAnn,

    The Gem/Cis combo is indeed seen as the worldwide standard first time chemo treatment for CC and this came about after studies and trials into that combination for CC. However, it must be stressed that this combo is not the only type or combination of chemo treatments that are available here as you have seen from the many members posts on CC.

    I so hope that all goes well for you next week with your chemo and I will keep my fingers crossed for the best possible outcome. And please, let us know how it all goes for you. We are here for you.

    Hugs,

    Gavin

    #63722
    laurkcp
    Spectator

    LeAnn,

    I was also told that Gem/Cis is usually the first line of attack. My mom was scheduled for that regimen, but because her billirubin levels rose, they were concerned that gem/cis would be too hard on her liver, which is already compromised due to the duct blockage. She started on Oxiliplatin and F5U on Monday.
    Good luck. I hope it goes well for you.

    Lauren

    #7241
    leeann
    Spectator

    I’m starting chemo for the first time next week with gem/cis.
    I’ve noticed that many of you were treated with different chemo combo and wondering how do doctors decided what chemo to start with? I thought that gem/cis was the first choice for cc.

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