gemcitabine

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gemcitabine

by jussara on Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:08 AM

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My husband and pancreas cancer patient with stage 4 with liver goal, will start the first cycle of gemcitabine, someone has gone through this treatment, I am very anxious .... hugs to everyone and may God have mercy on us all

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by bushy on Mon Nov 26, 2012 07:04 AM

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jussara

Gemcitabine chemotherapy treatments reactions are different for everyone , some people breeze through, others have side effects I have one tip that may help during treatment,wash and rinse the mouth with bicarbonate of soda a few times a day it may  help prevent mouth ulcers.

bushy

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by Harts on Tue Nov 27, 2012 08:08 PM

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Hi. I was on Gemcitabine also know as Gemzar. I always got a face and neck rash on the 2nd day. That would go away the same day. On day 3 I sometimes got a low grade fever.

I was on FU5 2 different times. The Gemzar and FU5 stopped working for me. I'm now on the combination Genzar and Abraxane. I had a CT yesterday. Results are Stable. Some growth in my lungs. But not too bad.

I'm 50 years old. Diagnosed with Pancreas Cancer Stage 4 in 12-20-10. I feel good most days. My advice is to keep positive. Be Thankful to God always. Force myself to be active and do the things I always enjoyed. Drink water, water helps alot of things.

Karen

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