A 60-year-old male asked:
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husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction. concurrent radation therapy. is this an effective plan?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is!: This is the current recommended chemotherapy(along with concurrent radiotherapy) treatment plan. Hopefully it should work well. But it will take 6-8 weeks to see the full benefit.
Answered on Dec 30, 2015
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