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Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex?

Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex?

YES DOUBLET: Taxotere (docetaxel) + carboplatin: is a combination regimen used in certain cancers like lung, ovary and breast (with herceptin). ...Read more

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Is the chemo drug docetaxel (taxotere) considered a carboplatin based duplex?

Is the chemo drug docetaxel (taxotere) considered a carboplatin based duplex?

No: Carboplatin and docetaxel (taxotere) are different drugs. They are often used together as part of a "platinum-based doublet" such as in lung cancer chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What is the first session of carboplatin and radiation like? What can I expect?

What is the first session of carboplatin and radiation like? What can I expect?

Not much: Oncologists routinely give several anti-nausea medicines with cisplatin and irradiation. Some of those Meds make a person drowsy. You will get much fluid by vein; expect to urinate a lot. Some fatigue is common. If doctor prescribes anti--emetics, take them TO PREVENT nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I just received my first treatment of paraplatin (carboplatin). I forgot to ask bnefit?

I just received my first treatment of paraplatin (carboplatin). I forgot to ask bnefit?

Depends: What you get from any chemotherapy depends greatly on the type of cancer and the stage, so your question cannot be answered. My advise is that you discuss the benefit vs. Side effects of any therapy with your doc before you agree to get it. It is your right and also your responsibility as patient. ...Read more

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Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can you take them together?

Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can you take them together?

I believe it should: Be ok but if by chance your platelet count drops due to the carbo, your doc will likely ask you to hold Plavix (clopidogrel) to avoid excessive bleeding. They can also irritate the GI tract as well so keep it in mind and make sure he/she knows you take plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can they be taken together?

Carboplatin and plavix (clopidogrel) can they be taken together?

With extreme caution: Check with your doctor before stopping any medication. Carboplatin can lower your platelets (blood elements responsible for clotting), Plavix inhibits the platelet function, the combination can increase your risk of bleeding. Also supplements vitamin e, fish oil, ginkgo balboa, and (nsaids) such as aspirin, Ibuprofen (advil, motrin), Naproxen (aleve, naprosyn), can further increase bleeding risk. ...Read more

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What bad side effects might come with paraplatin (carboplatin) therapy?

What bad side effects might come with paraplatin (carboplatin) therapy?

Many...:
pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;


easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;

fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;

severe or ongoing vomiting;•
stomach pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the sk. ...Read more

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What is the difference between 21 dayys cycle &dosage dense regim in carboplatin/taxol?

What is the difference between 21 dayys cycle &dosage dense regim in carboplatin/taxol?

Chemo: Dose-dense chemo given every 14 days instead 21. You should discuss with the doctor the reasons for offering it, could be a few. ...Read more

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My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

Carbo/taxol: It is a very common regimen for cancer for multiple type of cancers. Read this for more info:

carboplatin- http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html
paclitaxel:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html. ...Read more

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Who should not use Carboplatin?

Who should not use Carboplatin?

Carboplatin: "Carboplatin injection is contraindicated in patients with a history of severe allergic reactions to cisplatin or other platinum-containing compounds. Carboplatin should not be employed in patients with severe bone marrow depression or significant bleeding." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/carboplatin. Html ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what to expect while on carboplatin?

Carbo info: Please open this link

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Carboplatin?

Carboplatin: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/carboplatin-side-effects. Html

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Can pregnant women use Carboplatin?

Can pregnant women use Carboplatin?

Carboplatin: Carboplatin is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk). ...Read more

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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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Adding more chemo dasatinib and carboplatin likely to work?

Restate question: Hi jsalyers9. Can you restate your question with a little more information. What is being treated? What treatments have already occurred?

Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the nature of gemcitabine/carboplatin side effects?

What is the nature of gemcitabine/carboplatin side effects?

See below: This combination of chemotherapy can lead to fatigue, nausea and vomiting, low blood counts, neuropathy. It is most commonly administered for lung cancer, but also can be used in other cancers. ...Read more

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Unpleasant side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and taxol?

Carbo / taxol (paclitaxel): Please open these links for answers:

carboplatin
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html
paclitaxel
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html

if any concern, see and discuss in detail with your oncologist., . ...Read more

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Question about the side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and Taxol together?

Carbo/taxol info: Paraplatin (carboplatin)
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html

paclitaxel (taxol)
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html. ...Read more

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Is paraplatin (carboplatin) still used in cancer treatment?

Is paraplatin (carboplatin) still used in cancer treatment?

Yes: Paraplatin is the drug company name for carboplatin. Carboplatin is used to treat several different types of cancer. ...Read more

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Should I get weekly paclitaxol and carboplatin in ovarian cancer?

Should I get weekly paclitaxol and carboplatin in ovarian cancer?

IT'S AN OPTION: Paclitaxel can be given every 3 weeks or weekly (dose dense) over a period of aprox 4 1/2 months. Carboplatin is given every 3 weeks regardless of which option is selected. ...Read more

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I am presently on herceptin, (trastuzumab) taxotere, carboplatin. I am looking for an online info?

I am presently on herceptin, (trastuzumab) taxotere, carboplatin. I am looking for an online info?

Information: Ypu can find a lot of useful information at www.Cancer.Gov

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a699019.Html
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.Html. ...Read more

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For chemo treatment, what is the difference between Carboplatin and Abraxane, why are they used at different intervals?

For chemo treatment, what is the difference between Carboplatin and Abraxane, why are they used at different intervals?

Different origins: Carboplatin is a derivative of the platinum class of drugs including oxaliplatin. Their target is DNA on the surface of the tumor with the purpose of destroying DNA function and is useful in an array of malignancies including breast, ovary, lung. Abraxane is a newer derivative of Taxol and has mostly employed along with or following Gemzar (gemcitabine) in pancreatic Ca. ...Read more

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What does it mean the edges are fading on a tumor? 3b nsclc. 26 rounds of rad, 6 chemo. Going to more aggressive abraxane/carboplatin starting 3/3.

What does it mean the edges are fading on a tumor? 3b nsclc. 26 rounds of rad, 6 chemo. Going to more aggressive abraxane/carboplatin starting 3/3.

Tumor Border notes: First, God bless you and your family for your fight. Keep up your spirits if you can.

Tumor border (and size) on CT can help us guess tumor activity but after XRT, fibrosis is hard to separate from viable cells. MRI and esp. PET may be better. These days with "biologic" treatments like Avastin, (bevacizumab) even these modalities may not be prognostic.
An HT oncologist may give different insights. ...Read more

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How effective is Carboplatin for treating lung cancer?

How effective is Carboplatin for treating lung cancer?

Carboplatin: Carboplatin is beneficial for the treatment of Small-cell lung cancer & other cancers. ...Read more

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Any side effects of carboplatin use with maitake, ginger or ecgg?

Any side effects of carboplatin use with maitake, ginger or ecgg?

Unknown: The side effects of these herbal remedies have not been formally studied in combination with carboplatin. For this reason, I tell my patients not to take these products while receiving chemotherapy. Even though the maitake and ginger have been used for thousands of years, it is not clear that they actually help in the treatment of patients with cancer. Find more www. Cancer. Org
all the best,
ariel. ...Read more

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I am presently on herceptin, (trastuzumab) taxotere, carboplatin. What sort of online support groups are there?

I am presently on herceptin, (trastuzumab) taxotere, carboplatin. What sort of online support groups are there?

I suspect breast ca: The komen foundation has several sites. Asco has cancer information. Breast cancer. Org is also a great place to look. ...Read more

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Could carboplatin or cisplatin be used for apocrine gland cancer?

Could carboplatin or cisplatin be used for apocrine gland cancer?

Can't say: Apocrine gland cancer is rare in humans, more commonly seen in veterinary oncology. Historically these occur mostly in the underarm, or axilla. Surgery is first-line therapy, with additional treatment decided on a case-by-case basis. There hasn't been a well-defined role for chemotherapy as they typically don't respond well to chemotherapy in general. ...Read more

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Are there less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Are there less toxic chemotherapeutic agents than carboplatin for treating bladder cancer?

Discuss w oncologist: Always best to first discuss with both your urologist & your oncologist. Carboplatin is far less toxic than Cisplatin & side effects (se) of nausea & vomiting are much less. An alternative might be fractionated dose chemotherapy, where same dose is split up over a few successive days. This usually reslts in fewer se. Always consider 2nd opinion but please don't refuse treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I have info on carboplatin used for brain cancer treatment?

Could I have info on carboplatin used for brain cancer treatment?

It is available on G: Carboplatin has some but minimal activity on brain turmors, unless it is a child where it may be moderately active. It is no longer used for treatment of adult brain tumors. ...Read more

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6 weeks after adjuvent carboplatin for testicular cancer after an orciectomy I feel sick every day and have wind?

6 weeks after adjuvent carboplatin for testicular cancer after an orciectomy I feel sick every day and have wind?

I think you: Are reporting that you feel badly 6 weeks after chemo, perhaps short winded? You need to call your oncologist, get blood work, and have him/her examine you, and perhaps order imaging. What you report is possibly normal, but that's why you have an oncologist, to make sure. ...Read more

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After 39 rounds of radiation, starting full strength Abraxane/Carboplatin on 3/3. What are the side effects and is it effective for 3b nsclc?

After 39 rounds of radiation, starting full strength Abraxane/Carboplatin on 3/3. What are the side effects and is it effective for 3b nsclc?

Difficult to answer: In a limited space, the common side effects of Abraxane & Carboplatinum include nausea, vomiting, weakness, indigestion, diarrhea, mouth sores, headache, muscle or joint pain, numbness/tingling/burning of the hands/feet, dizziness, infections, anemia, hair loss, low blood counts making you prone to infection, bleeding. In Stage 3B, only about 8% of people survive 5 yrs, WITH radiation then chemo. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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After taxol (paclitaxel) reaction for 3b squamous nsclc, husband is on weekly treatment, 2 wks abraxane, then 1 w/ abraxane/carboplatin. Is it normal & effective?

Yes its a good alter: If your husband has allergy to Taxol, (paclitaxel) then using Abraxane as an alternative is a good decision. This treatment works well in about half (50%) of the patients, not in the others. You will know within 6 to 8 weeks of chemotherapy treatments. ...Read more

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Do you know anyone taking carboplatin for non-small cell lung cancer?

Yes: Carboplatin is a very commonly used medication in this malignancy. Tolerence today is quite good, with the most important side effects being temporarily low blood counts, fatigue, numbness and nausea. A unique point about this agent is that it is dosed based on the patients kidney function, rather than the patients size like most anticancer medications. ...Read more

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Carboplatin (Definition)

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Paraplatin (Definition)

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