Abraxane Approved for Late-Stage Pancreatic Cancer

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Previously sanctioned for cancers of the lung and breast

 

5 Comments

Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:04 PM

Not particularly exciting news. A new expensive and toxic drug that gives patients on average of 1.8 months extra life.

Sat Oct 19, 2013 01:07 AM

Abraxane is a deadly poision and any one giving this to a patient should be charged with murder. It's another were right on the verge product. Total b.s.

Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:03 PM

I just finished a 2-month course of Abraxane and Gemzar. Major side effects were joint and muscle pain, and fatigue. The other side effect was that my CA19-9 dropped from 497 to 27. I've been on haitus for five weeks now, and just had a blood test that showed a CA19-9 of 64.3.

It may be a deadly poison for you, but it seems to be working pretty well for me!

Fri Aug 29, 2014 08:27 PM

I had a whipple in Feb. 2012. I was on Gemzar pre and post whipple. Nodules started showing up in my lungs shortly after the whipple. I had a needle biopsy of one site on 7/20/14 and it is adenocarcenoma.

My only choices are Gemzar alone or Gemzar and Abraxane. Surgery is not an option because the nodules are scattered in my lungs. I'm not having any symptoms, no shortness of breath or anything.

I'm thinking of starting with the Gemzar first, then a repeat CT and if no improvement add Abraxenel. That's what my oncologist recommends. Just venting a little here, because I have no one to talk to. I though I was almost homefree.

 

Fri Mar 11, 2016 04:12 AM

Why is abraxane no longer available on UK scheme? they cite 'expense', I say they are just 'smarter'. Know your tumour and know what the drug actually will do to all your healthy cells. This drug blocks DNA, the building blocks of life. It is also copied and patented from nature. From the deadliest tree in the world, the Pacific Yew. It coats the tip of a poison arrow in native cultures, and you would allow someone to inject that into your veins. Sure, you tolerate it for a while, then one day your liver fails....and you get ascites...and then your kidneys fail. Did you die from the cancer, or did you die from the 'treatment'. I have watched this insane practice on a family member and it didn't go well for them. It's a poison in nature and it's a poison in 'medicine'
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