I was told it was ok to have the odd beer during my off weeks, the weeks i had treatment i really didn't feel like having one. All my levels where good at the end of treatment so i guess it was ok.
Dx Nov 07
Turbt Nov 07
RC/Neo-Bladder Dec 07
T3 N1 bladder carcinoma
Feb 08 4 cycles chemo Gemzar&Cisplatinum
May 09 Dx Lymph node enlargement
June 09 10 cycles Radiation
July 09 Mets in Lungs & Lymph node
July 09 started chemo Abraxane (every 3 wks)
On the fact sheet I received for Gemzar and Carboplatin it states that 'the drinking of alcohol (in small amounts) does not appear to affect the safety or usefulness of gemcitabine (Gemzar)' I know you are on Cisplatin so I can't speak to that.
I haven't tried any alcohol - although I would love to be sipping on a nice glass of wine. I just thought Iwould leave well enough alone....at least for now!
Take it from one who tried... Don't do the hard stuff. I think that is why the indians called it firewater. The alcohol burnt so bad ice water wouldn't even cool it off!!! Wine didn't work either. I was able to do a couple of beers though. I really wouldn't try it if I were you...
I'm trying to get to the bottom of this. Is there a specific reason that the doctor says no drinking during chemo? I remember reading something that says chemo is less affective if you drink, but does this include the occasional cocktail? I know it's not earth shattering just curious.