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Medicine For Paraplatin Allergy
YES DOUBLET: Taxotere (docetaxel) + carboplatin: is a combination regimen used in certain cancers like lung, ovary and breast (with herceptin). ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?
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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http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html. ...Read more
Carboplatin: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/carboplatin-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Hi jsalyers9. Can you restate your question with a little more information. What is being treated? What treatments have already occurred?
Thanks. ...Read more
Carbo / taxol (paclitaxel):
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http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html
if any concern, see and discuss in detail with your oncologist., . ...Read more
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
I am presently on herceptin, (trastuzumab) taxotere, carboplatin. I am looking for an online info?
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
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
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
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
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
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
6 weeks after adjuvent carboplatin for testicular cancer after an orciectomy I feel sick every day and have wind?
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
Nsclc kras wild adeno iv. Seems Taxol (paclitaxel) + carboplatin (+erbitux) weekly instead of 3 weekly has min side efex. So why recommend every three weeks?
Alternative: Differen protocol. Talk to your oncologist, he is the only one that can advise. ...Read more
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