RAY A Posted November 9, 2003 Share Posted November 9, 2003 Hello my Brothers and Sisters, I Got some questions on Irissa. Went yesterday to start my 5th cycle of chemo. Before I started I had to see my oncologist. All my blood counts were good so he told me I could start my next cycle of Carbo/Taxel. We also know that 2 more cycles is all he wants me to have. My worry is what after that. I hope I will be in remission but I know inside I wont be. I think there will still be something there. He told me he has a lot of things we can do and one of them is taking Irissa. I told him that when I here about Irissa it's like a last resort. He told me that’s not true. He said they are just learning how to use Irissa, that they feel its good for maintenance between chemos. I told him that I hear there are a lot of side effects from taking it and what are the side effects. He told me he has treated over 200 people and only 1 he had to take off of it due to a rash. He has people who have been on it 1 & 2 years and are doing well. I know a there are brothers and sister here that are taking Irissa or has taken Irissa and i'm wondering what side effect are you experiencing if any. I checked out the web sites and that’s what probably scaring me off. I would like to hear first had from my friends. I pray for everyone here every day Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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