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Gemzar And Avastin Chemo Treatment
Gemzar carbo chemotherapy can cause leg edema for how long it will last after treatment is finished?
Rare: It is not common, but if does it should resolve in few days after chemo i believe. ...Read more
Ov cancer spread to lymph nodes. Paclitaxel, avastin, doxil, gemzar, topotecan have failed. Is it all down hill from here? Is this the end?
Not yet: Ovarian cancer can best be managed by minimal tumor burden an then intraperitoneal chemotherapy. If there is a well defined chain of nodes such as the iliac nodes, I do a pelvic node dissection. L if the tumor burden represents additional multiple nodules along the surface of the bowel, they must be reduced to smaller than 1cm. In diameter. In addition it is essential that the omentum is out.Ea. ...Read more
My husband is undergoing chemo/avastin for stage 4 non small cell lung cancer. Dr stopped chemo after 6 cycles cause weight loss. Is this risky?
My father 62 was this week diagnostiqued with pancreatic cancer with stomach and liver metastazis, next weeek will recive chemo with gemzar?
Yes: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607001.html.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not known as such: Anything is possible, but this is not a common known side effect of gemzar/gemcitabine which has many side effects. You are taking this med, likely that you are on something else as well which may be the cause. Also, when ill, sugar levels tend to rise as well. Best is to consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tx is bi-weekly with fu5 + avastin. Cea is reliable, tested at start of tx. Cea drops significantly with neulasta/neopogen tx following chemo. Why?
My grandfather, 80 y/o stage 4 colon cancer has been put on: levoronin, eloxatin, avastin, 5-fo. Is this appropriate for his first round of chemo?
My mom has pancreatic cancer that started spreading to liver. Her oncologist not sure if continuing (gemzar) chemo would benefit her. Any suggestions?
Probably not: Your question implied that she developed liver metastasis while on gemzar. If so, it is not llikely that continuing Gemzar alone will be helpful. She should speak with her oncologist about newer and more promising chemotherapy regimens such as adding nab-paclitaxel or trying folfirinox. Recent studies have shown encouraging results! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is life expectancy of 49 yr old male with stage IV adenocarcinoma of lung? Receive chemo/avastin radiation last CT showed significant progression
Hard to say: Predicting how long someone will live with stage IV lung cancer is always difficult. You said that your disease had progressed. I assume that is on a pet/ct scan. It would depend on how much it's progressed. Unfortunately it may be as little as 8 mos. Or less. It depends on any underlying conditions conditions such as copd. I would strongly advise you to discuss this with your oncologist. ...Read more
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