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Ross/ Celebrex and Gemzar was posted 11/04/2001 10:46 am by Brenda/Indy
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Dear Ross: I also forgot to tell you that my Dad is on Celebrex along with the Gemzar. Celebrex is a drug for arthritis that is thought to have anti-angiogenesis (new blood vessels to supply tumors) properties. His oncologist didn't prescribe it because so far I think it is just used in clinical trials but said he didn't have a problem with him getting it from his family doc and taking it along with the Gemzar in case it was beneficial. You might check with your wife's doc about this, however like all Medicare recipients, my dad has no Rx coverage and the Celebrex is mighty pricey--about $100. per month. I have a friend who works for the drug company who makes it and sends him samples. Good luck with all this--its bad enough to have cancer let alone find that the proposed treatment is expensive and not covered!

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