spicysashimi Posted April 2, 2007 Share Posted April 2, 2007 I guess this is Plan C. Plan B would have been Avastin/Tarceva, but in the words of my doctor "they failed at keeping the cancer at bay." I've been on tarceva since the end of jan. I asked him if it just needed more time to show effect and he was definitive that it would have shown by now. I guess I just have to get over my hopes of a prolonged response on a targeted therapy. Doc seemed to suggest that there were no new spots, only old ones that have come back. He said he couldn't find a trial testing a drug that looked promising. So, we're going back to my friend, everybody's friend, that good 'ole standby: chemotherapy. YUCK. But this time, instead of Cisplatin/Docetaxel I'll be getting Alimta/Gemcitabine, which, according to all the professionals will be much lass toxic than the "doce-cis". That's good news. But is it as effective? I hope so. This is actually part of a clinical trial (testing the combo), but there's no placebo involved. That means I have a new nurse (I liked my old one), and I have to do really silly stuff, like sign a calendar attesting to taking Folic Acid everyday. They also put me on a fentanyl patch, which, according to them is better than taking oral pain meds intermittently. I hope it doesn't fall off. Anyone taken these two chemo drugs together or individually? If so, how was it? Nausea? Fatigue? Hair loss? (mine is just now coming back!) aaron Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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