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Gemcitabine anyone???

andreae
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Joined: Sep 2003

Hello all,

So, I met with the oncologist today and he is raring to go. Apparently the surgeon thinks I should start treatment instead of waiting so here we go! I'm starting tomorrow on Gemcitabine. I'll be doing DAY 1-Gemcitabine DAY 8-Gemcitabine and Xeloda from DAY 1 through 14. Break for a week, and then we go again. My doctor came up with this concotion by himself (i.e. no studies with Gemcitabine and CRC)... Anybody else on this? Anybody knows if it works? Apparently, the side effects are minimal and the infusion only lasts an hour which translates to LOTS OF FREE TIME. Music to my ears.

I hope all is well! Who's lovin' Tuesday? It's almost Wednesday which means almost Thursday which means almost the week-end:)

All my love,
Andrea

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nanuk
Posts: 1363
Joined: Dec 2003

there is a trial at NIH-(301) 435-4845 using Gemcitabine and Mistletoe. lemee know how you are doing..bud

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spongebob
Posts: 2600
Joined: Apr 2003

Gemcitabine and Mistletoe? Sounds like someone is trying to get a kiss...

Is your onc a certified mixologost, Andrea? I can make a pretty fair Martini, but this sounds a bit more complex. Keep us posted.

- SB

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goldfinch
Posts: 737
Joined: Oct 2003

Andrea,
Never heard of this one. I'll be interested to see some other responses.
Mary

eweb
Posts: 14
Joined: Jul 2004

For side-effects, the BC Cancer Agency website is very useful. Look under both patient and professional health care worker drug info.
Hope all goes well,
Ellen

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