Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by Nickio on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 AM
by velcrobaby on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 AM
I don't know anything about the drug you're asking about but my first thought was the fact that you are in fact exposing yourself to young children who are always either sick or don't practice good hand washing and spread germs as a rule at that age. Have you discussed this with your doctor? I would be concerned for the exposure to those germs with your immune system suppressed from all the medications??
Good luck and God Bless!
by jackiekay on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 AM
On 3/31/2008 Nickio wrote:I never get any love here...I need some answers! Maybe I don't ask the right questions! I start Carboplatin for my GBM tomorrow and wonder how often I will get it.Might it be a cycle of a certain # of days in between treatment? I've had radiation, taken Temodar wih Accutane, CCNU, Gliadel Wafers, and now 6 surgical resections to remove tumor regrowth. I'm a kindergarten teacher who hopes to return to work in the next few weeks. Is Carboplatin treatment going to thwart my goal? I believe it can lower my resistance to the super snotty runny noses and hacking coughs of 20 5-year-olds. What can I expect?
by mbg53 on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 AM
by principal on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 AM
by Brandoncg on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 AM
by Sallysem on Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:00 AM
My husband started Carboplatin and Avastin for his GBM in December. He goes for infusions every two weeks. The first time of the month, it's both the Carbo and Avastin. The second time is Avastin only. So, Carbo is given one time a month and Avastin, two times a month.
After Temodar failed for my Dh, we went to MD Anderson in Houston for advice. This is what the doctor told us to do.
My husband saw a good amount of tumor shrinkage in his Feb. MRI.
by Jan42006 on Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:00 AM
by Gigi on Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:00 AM
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