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Hi Carlton-

My mom is on Gemzar now too. She's only had one treatment so far and the first day her whole body was tingling. The next day she was fine and she's tolerated it okay so far. Unfortunatley, it made her white blood count cells low so she couldn't do her latest chemo treatment...but they gave us something to give to her and it should get her counts back up for this weeks chemo. Does that help at all?

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My husband, Tim, is on Gemzar and has had two rounds. It's combined with carbo and they are giving him fairly strong doses. This is a lot harder on him than his previous chemo. He has two weeks on and 1 week off. He has had to have blood transfusions at the end of each round, 4 units the first time and 2 this last Friday. He has no appitite, says he always feels full and it's uncomfortable to eat. He has not been sick to his stomach, just feels full. He also has a lot of fatigue and sleeps more than he used to. Hope this helps.


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