Yorktown Linda Posted August 20, 2008 Share Posted August 20, 2008 I've been on paraplatin/avastin/alimta every 2 weeks since the end of May. (Adenocarcinoma, well-differentiated, upper left lobectomy May '07 and morphologically different adenocarconoma, not well-diffferentiated, wedge resection lower left April '08). Recently I've been plagued by a dry, hacking cough. Yesterday's CT scan showed no cause for the cough(started on leavquin, just in case) but 2 new small nodules (3mm) and smaller lymph nodes -- actually nobody noticed the lymph nodes were large and they were not evident on the PET scan in April, but they are definitely smaller than CT scans in April and June. The new nodes explain the graduall increase in CEA - from 19 to 25 to 30 to 37 and now to 45. Anyway, although the lymph nodes are smaller, the new nodules lead my onc to want to switch chemos. He will continue the avastin/alimta every 2 weeks but stop the paraplatin and add taxotere every week. So far I've survived with minor nausea and fatigue and have been able to work, mostly part-time. I'm looking for input on the taxotere. Have you been on this drug? Side effects? Any words to the wise -- or the not-so-wise for that matter? Thanks, as always, Linda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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