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Question was posted 05/25/2017 02:44 pm by Anonymous
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Can you tell us a little more?

Is this his first treatment? What stage is his cancer? How is he doing, overall?

I strongly recommend asking if a Palliative Care doctor from the Cancer center where he is getting care, can become part of his team. They will maximize his quality of life, with or without chemo. And the better he feels, the longer he will live!

My Mom's first chemo was Gemcitabine + Oxaliplatin (similiar to your Dad's). She tolerated it pretty well except for the cold sensitive neuropathy, which your dad shouldn't have with his chemo. Other side effects can be modified by a good doctor and chemo nurse. So if he is having trouble, make sure someone is going with him to his chemo and his doctor's appointments to ask for help.

We all need an advocate.



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