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Michael was posted 03/31/2010 09:22 pm by Anonymous
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A few years ago, before Tarceva and Gemzar became the first line treatment, one of the more aggressive treatment options (along with GTX) was a combo of Gemzar, Oxyliplatin and Avastin. My Mom chose the oxliplatin over GTX because I think she wanted to try the one that did not cause hair loss. She was very very successful for a while.

There are several side effects, the first is sensitivity to cold. She had to wear gloves to get things out of the fridge and all drinks had to be a room temp. Neuropathy is another side effect, as with Cisplatin. My Mom never ever told the onco how bad it became and it affected her legs and ability to walk. My Mom never associated her growing weakness, even though her scans and counts were great, with the chemo.

Personally I think it is a good aggressive chemo to be on, if you manage the side effects, and are aware enough to change it before it is too late.

Just and FYI, many chemo combos for PC come from other primary site treatments, like colon and breast cancer. Tarceva came from lung cancer treatments.

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