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sweicher
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For the first time since I orginally was diagosed, I have had a build up of fluid. In the past Doxil kept it under control. This time Doxil did not work as quickly as in the past. Build up was extremely painful until I had paracentisis (removal of 2 liters) I am now on low dose weekly taxil. Anyone have a similar problem, and did it return?

tyoung
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I too am currently experiencing build up of fluid. mine is around my liver. the radiologist isn't to hot about draining it but if it gets to bad my doctor said he would push the issue of him draining it. it is painful especialy to lay on my said. where was your fluid built up at and did your back hurt. i just started my 2 round of gemzar. i had a allergic reaction to doxil.

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sweicher
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Joined: Apr 2002

Thanks for responding. My fluid was in my abdomin and yes it was very painful especially in my back. I took vicodin for a week and then was put on morphin every 4-5 hrs. The draining was easy and relieved the pain immediately. I wish I had demanded it a week earlier. Doxil worked for me last year, but not effective after 3 rounds this year, so I am taking low dose taxol weekly and hoping it works. Good luck to you

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