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The "D" in the AVBD protocol. Took this drug back in 1983 for stage III-B Hodgkin's. Very effective!!! The main problem I had was during the administration of this drug as it will have the sensation of burning the vein. The nurse checked and determined that the drug was not diffusing into surrounding tissue. I recommend if you have this problem, use relaxation therapy techniques.... before re...

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[email protected] | 65-74 | Male | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Patient
10/11/2011
Condition: Metastatic Malignant Melanoma
Overall rating 4.3
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I have been taking infusions of DTIC for 7 months beginning in Jan. 2011. I have melanoma on my tongue, the associated lymph node and also in my lung. As of the last scan the one on the lymph node and those in my lung seem to have shrunken and the one on my tongue did not show up. The lymph node has shrunked from a lime size tumor to as small as a walnut size but it does seem to change. I have had a problem with my lungs that they think is a side effect of the chemo but have been unable to identify. I have been on oxygen 24/7 for about 45 days and it seems to be clearin up a little. I expect to start on Zelobraf in pill form this week. Side effects were rough at first but I was not taking the medication for depression. When I did start taking the medications it was much better.Read More Read Less

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glitteryblue | 65-74 | Male | On medication for less than 1 month | Caregiver
2/22/2010
Condition: Tumor of Soft/Connective Tissue that is Usually Malignant
Overall rating 1.0
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Holzydog | 45-54 | Male | On medication for 1 to less than 2 years | Patient
10/8/2009
Condition: Disease with Enlarged Lymph Tissue, Spleen and Liver
Overall rating 4.0
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The "D" in the AVBD protocol. Took this drug back in 1983 for stage III-B Hodgkin's. Very effective!!! The main problem I had was during the administration of this drug as it will have the sensation of burning the vein. The nurse checked and determined that the drug was not diffusing into surrounding tissue. I recommend if you have this problem, use relaxation therapy techniques.... before relaxation, it took 4 hours to administer the drug due to the slow drip rate (to combat the pain in the vein). While using relaxation took all of 20 minutes and no pain. Read More Read Less

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Anonymous | 45-54 | Male | On medication for 6 months to less than 1 year | Caregiver
10/3/2009
Condition: A Malignant Pigmented Mole or Tumor
Overall rating 5.0
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My wife was treated for stage 3 metastatic melanoma with cisplatin,vinblastin,dtic,I L 2 and interferon at M D Anderson in Houston Tx and is cancer free as of 10/3/2009. She had all the side effects of the D T I C but that is better than the other alternative!! Thank G O D FOR THE SUPER INTELIGENT AND CARING PEOPLE OF M D ANDERSON CANCER CENTER

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