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What is Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

What is Gemzar (gemcitabine)?

Gemzar (gemcitabine): "Gemzar is used to treat cancers of the pancreas, lung, ovary, and breast. See: http://www.drugs.com/gemzar.html ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Can a fever arrise from taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Can a fever arrise from taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Talk to oncologist: Any fever when you are on a chemotherapy drug should be reported to your oncologist. If your white blood count is low a fever may be a serious problem that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Can you get fever from taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Can you get fever  from taking navelbine (vinorelbine)?

Yes: Not necessarily as a direct effect of the drug, but either due to tumor lysis, to allergic reactions, or you may develop infections coincidentally. It is not a generally reported side-effect of this medication, but no drugs are free of some associated complications. ...Read more

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Want to stay on herceptin (trastuzumab) and switch from Taxol to gemzar. What is the difference?

Want to stay on herceptin (trastuzumab) and switch from Taxol to gemzar.  What is the difference?

Less neuropathy: Unlike taxol, (paclitaxel) gemcitabine does not cause neuropathy. It can cause low platelets. It can also cause fluid retention. Also it is usually given 2 weeks on and 1 week off. Unlike Taxol (paclitaxel) which typically is given weekly. That is about it in regards to the difference. Hope this helps. ...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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Stage IV nsclc squamous - non operable but currently being treated with navelbine (vinorelbine) and cistplatin. The stage is t3n3 m1b - what are the survival stats?

Stage IV nsclc squamous - non operable but currently being treated with navelbine (vinorelbine) and cistplatin. The stage is t3n3 m1b - what are the survival stats?

Not good: While survival is related to the response to the chemotherapy, survival with advanced stage lung cancer is not good. Over half have died by 8 months, and at 5 years fewer than 10% are alive. Individual response varies, and these are statistics...Remember, people are not "numbers." i hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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