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Not Reducing Chemo Potency Can Prolong Life

Andrea B.

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One of my mom's oncology nurses just returned from a cancer seminar (lung cancer was included). The nurse mentioned that there is a new study out that showed patients who have received the full dosage of their chemo versus patients who have received reduced dosages (my mom is currently only receiving 85% potentcy of Gemzar/Taxotere). The findings showed that the 5 year survival rate for patients in both categories were pretty equal, but past the 5 year mark those that received their full dosages had longer life spans. This is all I know right now, but I thought it was interesting. I plan to ask more when I see her nurse.

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