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Discussion BoardGEM/CIS now Xeloda was posted 01/07/2010 11:30 pm by Kathleen
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I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My mom was diagnosed with GBC in Sept.
09 and had 8 Gemzar/Cispatin infusions on a 2 wks on/1 wk off schedule, which
she tolerated quite well. She didn't have nausea or vomiting and maintained
her weight. By the 2nd wk, she was quite tired. The good news was that it
helped shrink some of the tumors; the bad news was that by week 12, the ct
scan showed some of the tumors began to grow. Her CA19-9, which had dropped
from 1600 to 400, jumped to 900. She has now had her first round of xeloda
as a 2nd line therapy and, again, she is tolerating it well. We are not
happy that the oncologist refuses to try anything more aggressive and has
basically left my mother for dead, but will continue to search for a doctor
who just might be willing to be aggressive, given the grave diagnosis. If
you have any thoughts, please let me know. Good luck and may God bless you
and your Dad.
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