Nov 15, 2005 - 11:03 pm
My Dad is starting chemo in a couple of weeks. He will be getting carboplatin and gemzar. I know from reading on the internet that you either get carboplatin or cisplatin (platinum drugs). This seems to be the standard, but the other drug that you take can be one of many kinds. His doctor prescribed Gemzar. Does anyone have any personal experience with Gemzar? What can my Dad expect from this? I am really scared that he will have bad side effects or is that to be expected? Thanks for any replies.