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Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
7/22/2014 11:30:57 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After allergic reaction to Docetaxil, new regimen carbo/gemzar,/w Benadryl & anti nausea med, 6 months on regimen breast rumors gone. Low blood counts the last 2 months have had Procrit & feel better. My gemzar is given in two doses a week apart followed by IV /w magnesium & potassium the next week, then a week off (bloodwork) and the cycle starts again. I'm careful to eat fruit ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
4/19/2014 8:49:28 PM

Reviewer: Blessed95, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This medication did not slow down the groth of my cancer cells according to my blood tests and Pet -CT.

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
1/21/2014 1:10:14 PM

Reviewer: Mamma Vic, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I feel very good. Have had low blood cell counts, but dr has not given me anything for that, just lowered my doses to 50 & 75 percent. Have my first cat scan Friday. Hope it's working because I'm tolerating it very well!

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
9/24/2012 1:01:49 PM

Reviewer: majjers, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Gemzar/Carbo combination for 3Neg Br Ca mets to lungs. Worked great but too hard on my platelets. Took a 3 month break, have progression but can't go back onto this regimen. Tolerated it very well, no problems other than the platelet count. No Neulasta shots given.

Condition: Breast Cancer that has Spread to Another Part of the Body
8/29/2012 9:13:37 AM

Reviewer: Pitter Pat, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I've only had 2 doses so far. The first time I experienced severe headache and nausea related to the head pain. I was not given anything to boost my white cell production, so they could see how I would react. My white cell count dropped so low that I was hospitalized for 3 days. It took 4 weeks for my neutrophil absolute count to get above 1.5 to be able to get the 2nd dose. The 2 dose was ... Show Full Comment

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