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catcon49
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Anyone familiar with Etoposide. It is a chemo pill. Wondering if it worked? for how long? Any information you have.

Thanks

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Alexandra
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http://ovariancancer.jhmi.edu/treatment.cfm

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/etoposide.html

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Ovarian-Cancer/Etoposide

http://cancertreatmenttoday.org/etoposide-for-ovarian-cancer-pro/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2746539/

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertreatment/Treatmenttypes/Chemotherapy/Individualdrugs/Etoposide.aspx

http://www.inspire.com/groups/ovarian-cancer-national-alliance/discussion/etoposide-anyone/

http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/12/1/60.abstract

http://www.inspire.com/groups/ovarian-cancer-national-alliance/discussion/etoposide-oral/

jadav1956
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Joined: May 2011

I am currently taking etoposide 50 mg..I started it last week..you are supposed to take it for 14 days and off for 14 days..I don't know if it works yet..won't have labs till end of sept. I was first dxed in april 11'. Pretty much been on chemo ever since..my platelets drop on iv chemo so we are trying oral to build blood back up. I have also tried cytoxan. The etoposide makes me very nauseated and fatigued. I take zofran for nausea and naps every day. Wish I had more advice, but it is doable. Not supposed to lose any hair, but mine has stopped growing. Let me know how you are doing. Jackie

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