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Gemzar was posted 02/28/2012 10:07 pm by stargazer
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Thank you, Jonathan for your reply. Yes, the current oncologist said it would be a low dose of Gemzar and that it is generally well tolerated (as you also said) and if not, he can opt out.

This hospice nurse we are having to deal with has said nothing positive about chemo and when I told her that my husb could quit chemo if it wasn't tolerated, she replied that he might tolerate it until the 3rd or 4th doses and then he might be too weak to get it out of his system and would result in his 'demise'. I think you are correct she might be just looking at the negative side instead of how recipients of chemo are helped, palliatively; which would be his case at this point. I think we will talk with the Dr. more. He really is getting stronger and is in no discomfort so not sure what benefit the chemo would do. He does look cachexic but eats with a good appetite.

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