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Hi Steph,

Sorry I don't have this info...I am pretty sure it is Gemzar though and here is what I could find on the web

www.gemcitabine.com

Maybe some of our survivors can give you some first-hand experience with it and also, you can post a question to Dr. West at www.oncktalk.com (Q&A) and he can answer your questions too! He's great about that, and he's the "expert!"

Keep us updated on your mom, ok? Hoping this new treatment is a complete success for her.

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My mom had gemzar with carbo and did really well on it. Like Ry said, have her drink lots of water. My mom had to go in for hydration IV at times.

The side effects were not too bad and with gemzer she only lost 1/2 her hair and never needed a wig.

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I had gemzar. It burned going in, but it was a quick treatment once they found a vein. I think it was only about half an hour. Does not cause hair loss, but my hair thinned a little and my eyebrows and eyelashes did too. It did cause a little shortness of breath when I was climbing stairs. Other than that, I don't remember anything.

Cindy

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Hi,

I had gemcitibine and carboplatin and did well with it. No seious side effects - and with a port, no problem with the infusion. I did have some problems aith my blood counts and need arenesp (red) and nuelasta (white)injections to help my blood counts.

Over all, it seemed an easy chemo.

Mary

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