Mar 17, 2003 - 9:35 am
My wife is being treated for Stage III A lung cancer. She received her first course of chemo consisting of Taxotere and Carboplatin on February 7th. Since then she has spent ten days in the hospital, and has not been without severe pain, continued nauseau, and has basically been bedridden since then. She is a breast cancer survivor and has undergone many different surgeries without having any major problems. Her oncologist has delayed the next course and is considering replacing the Taxotere with Gemzar.
Has anyone experienced this type of violent side effects during chemo? She was totally without symptoms until the chemo. We are concerned that we may have to stop the chemo because of the violent side effects.
Any insights would be helpful.