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als26
Posts: 48
Joined: Feb 2002

Has anyone had any success with Gemzar?

waterbaby
Posts: 8
Joined: Apr 2003

hi there.i never heard of gemzar, but i want to say hello, and eventually someone will answer your question. you can learn alot on this network. love waterbaby

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rosie43539
Posts: 56
Joined: Mar 2003

Hi, My husband is currently being treated for Renal Cell Cancer with a combination of Gemzar and Xeloda. He was diagnosed almost a year ago and they tried two other treatments before this. The combo of the two drugs has shrank his tumors 75%. RCC is a form of Kidney cancer. I am also a survivor of ovarian cancer. I was treated with Carboplatin and Taxol. We are so thankful for the progress since starting the treatment with Gemzar and Xeloda. Good Luck and God bless you. Love and Prayers rosie

ellen62
Posts: 10
Joined: Apr 2003

Hi! I just started treatment with Gemzar/cisplatin and wanted to know how you were doing.

als26
Posts: 48
Joined: Feb 2002

It's actually my Mom that's taking it. So far her CA125 is dropping. She goes once a week for three weeks and then she's off a week. However, her blood count has been low, so she's usually on two weeks off two weeks..She doesn't feel sick, just tired... Good luck with everything...

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