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Reply was posted 08/30/2012 11:46 am by Stephen in CA
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Christine,

I was on both at the same time infused one week with GTX and the next with GAX.

In all that time I have never required neulasta shot. GTX was delivered via the chest port and GAX inter-peritoneal which is much tougher then getting infused via the chest port.

From my understanding the neulasta are not a pleasant injection and are painful. Believe me you as caregiver and your husband as patient know that we have to deal with everything that this disease brings on, however it is better when there are alternative approaches that do not infringe on the quality of life for the patient.

I think you are absolutely correct in requesting every other week. GAX can be a tough chemotherapy.

I am on Folfirinox every other week until I complete a cycle of 14 and then I am going back to GTX and GAX for another 6 months cover my bases. This will follow a schedule of every week. GTX and GAX has not stop working for me, I just wanted a Folfirinox, because I figured this maybe the quickest way for me to ride my self of these cancer cells.

Hopefully, this will clean up the residual cancer cells that are floating around in the stomach cavity looking for a place to call home. None of these free floaters have attached themselves as of yet and I would like to keep that way.

You know the cancer mantra - No Party in my Body so Hit the Road Jack and let my body functions dispose of you.

So I would suggest either cutting the dosage down a tad and doing what your doing on reduced chemo every week or going full bore and doing it every other week.

G-D Bless you both and damn your doing a fine job at looking after your husband. For every question there is solution, though sometimes it is not the one we want to hear. Good Luck.

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