CSN Login
Members Online: 1

You are here

Great news!

CSN is getting an upgrade. All of your posts will still be here, but the website will have a new look, new features and be mobile-friendly. To prepare for the changes, the site will be down briefly at the end November. We’ll continue to provide updates as we get closer.    

Seeking experience with Gemzar

KTMay
Posts: 25
Joined: Nov 2016

I am a stage IIIC UPSC patient of about 9 months. First six months it was determined I am platinum resistant after receiving standard protocol of carbo-taxol and subsequently diagnosed as "recurrent" disease with spread to perioneum and abdomen areas. I have been on doxil + avastin for the past three months but the hand-foot syndrome (plus skin rash) was determined this week to signal I am allergic to doxil. Dr. has recommended Gemzar as next attempt.  Does anybody have recent experience with Gemzar? Thanks in advance. I have found this board pretty accurate in describing various experiences with specific chemo treatments. KTM   

Kaleena's picture
Kaleena
Posts: 2064
Joined: Nov 2009

I was allergic to taxol and they put me on this instead.   I didn't lose my hair, extreme tiredness about two days after treatment.  Some neuropothy

KTMay
Posts: 25
Joined: Nov 2016

Thank you for the feedback. How many rounds did you have and was it effective? 

Kaleena's picture
Kaleena
Posts: 2064
Joined: Nov 2009

I did every two weeks for 6 months.   That was back in 2005/2006.   I had a small recurrence in 2010 which I only had surgery - no treatment.

Sandrine04
Posts: 76
Joined: Nov 2016

Hello

You have recurrence in peritoneum ? 

I have carboplatine /taxol. 

But i don't no we can received gemzar.

Subscribe to Comments for "Seeking experience with Gemzar"