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Has anyone received Gemcitabine?

12 years 8 months ago #8587 by Mike
Yes Maria I got Gemzar & Cisplatin. Come day15 on the chemo the Gemzar which is weakest of the 2 meds turned out I was allergic to. I had rashes on my arms and shins and the only thing they could finally end up attribiting to was the Gemzar. I never had any allergies to any meds guess I do now. They switched me to this chemo MVAC. Good Luck, Joe ;)

http://www.chemocare.com/bio/list_by_acronym.asp?acronym=MVAC

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12 years 8 months ago #8579 by Patricia
This is Scott Hamiltons board and has others experiences and info on Gemcitabine.

http://www.chemocare.com/bio/gemcitabine.asp

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12 years 8 months ago #8577 by mznoregrets
Hi Maria,

I believe the gemcitabine is also called gemzar. The 4 months of chemo I did were cisplatin and gemzar after my RC for stage 3 bladder cancer. The cisplatin was nasty - many side effects; however, the gemzar seemed much easier to tolerate. I think there are pages on the cafe about the chemos, side effects and helps for coping with chemo.
Wishing you guys the best, God Bless, Holly

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12 years 8 months ago #8576 by Maria_Adleman
My husband is going to start treatment on Monday for stage 4 mestatic bladder cancer. He has a compromised kidney, thus is being given this lower dose chemotherapy with Paclitaxel. Has anyone else received this combination? Any suggestions on how to best tolerate it?

Thanks!!

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