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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Carboplatin (Definition)

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Do you know if there are less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than gemzar (gemcitabine) and carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Do you know if there are less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than gemzar (gemcitabine) and carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: You need to speak to the oncologist (P) involved with the care of the patient. There are 4 different types of bladder cancer and the treatment the patient is currently on may be the best and/or only choice. Speak to the O caring for the patient for information as to why the O chose those drugs, as the O knows the patient the best and can give you a meaningful response. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who should not take Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

Who should not take Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

Gemzar (gemcitabine): "Gemcitabine is contraindicated in those patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a625c92b-c569-4b98-8d2e-2b3f5e12b34f ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on carboplatin/taxol?

Can you give me more info on carboplatin/taxol?

Chemotherapy: Used for many malignancies, such as lung, ovary, breast, bladder. Side effects include nausea, hair loss, numbness and tingling of fingers and toes, low blood counts-white cells, red cells and platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Has anyone had an allergic reaction to carboplatin?

Has anyone had an allergic reaction to carboplatin?

Yes: Allergic reactions to Carboplatin have been described and can be severe. Skin testing can be used to confirm sensitivity, and there are desensitzation protocols that enable allergic patients to receive this medication. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

Gemzar (gemcitabine): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/gemcitabine-side-effects.html

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