Aug 11, 2006 - 9:36 am
I am currently on gemzar/cistplatin for a recurrence within 6 months of initial treatment of carbo/taxol. Initial treatment went very well with ca-125 normalization (14) after 2 treatments. It was 6 after the fourth treatment and stayed in the single digits until 4 months after treatment. I am currently on the above mentioned combo in week 1 and then just gemzar in the second week, the third week is off and then the cycle begins again. Cistplatin made me very sick and takes 6 hours to administer. Has anyone had gemzar with carboplatin instead of cist. In a sensitivity study the assay had carbo doing a little better against the cancer cells than cist. I would appreciate any info anyone has about the effiacy of this two drugs with gemzar. I would like to switch to carbo if it will be as effective.