Pancreas Cancer Discussion Page:
An Unmoderated Forum
*
 
Support pancreas research*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER

Pancreas Cancer

Lori was posted 04/30/2005 03:33 pm by laurie LI
E-mail Address:

Message Text
my mom started taxotere 2 weeks ago...can't tell if it's working or not but she's fairing much better with it than she did with the gemzar as far as side effects. she's even gained a couple of pounds, but not sure if it's because of no more vomiting or because of the Marinol we added. I don't think too many people get it alone, and as a single treatment (not in combo) I haven't been able to find out if anyone had success w/ it. I do know there is a black box warning in the literature about liver function, but don't know if your dad has decreased function, or just mets? and Marj warned me today about making sure my mom takes oral corticosteroids the day before and 2 or 3 days after, because of risk for heart failure? you can see our posts below because i can't quite remember at the moment.

best of luck - i'm sure your situation can't be easy...sending prayers, laurie

Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List


Responses

No replies on file.


*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER


Pancreas Home | Surgical | Medical | Basic Sci | Docs | Registry | FAQ | Appts | Chat

Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home | Search
Copyright © 2019 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Last Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am