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Chemo options after whipple was posted 08/31/2006 02:53 pm by Arnaz in NJ
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What are best options for chemo after surgery...gemzar, 5 FU, xeloda. Asking for a patient age 70, tumor was at head of pancreas only, 1 out of 4 nodes tested were positive. Patient (my Mom) had 5 FU before surgery, max radiation and 5 doses of gemzar to make it to surgery. Patient weight just started stabilizing last week (2 months post whipple)...now approx 78 - 80 lbs. Gemzar did bring her CBC's down repeatedly.

FYI: We are meeting w/ Dr Laheru at JHH tomorrow but I also wanted to get some REAL answers from those who have been through this rollercoaster. Thanks for your help as always! Arnaz in NJ

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