Topic: Going back to a old chemo regimen - experiences anyone?
Hello everyone -
My dad is not doing very well with the current regimen of cisplatin and ironotecan. While the combo has helped reduce the mets and he still has limited tumoral symptoms, the chemo is literally wearing him out. He has lost about 20 lbs and has almost every possible side effect (except vomiting).
I would really like him to drop this for a while and if possible go back to gemzar that also helped for a little while. We would certainly also consider any other alternative (Sorafenib/Avastin/Tarceva).
Has anyone switched back to an old combo? I vaguely remember reading something about this but I'm not sure.
If anyone has experienced this please share your thoughts.
Thank everyone very much and I wish you all a great holiday season!!!