Topic: Gem Cis Combo Working

My loved one, diagnosed with cc, has undergone one regimen of Gemcitabine+Cisplatin combo.  To our relief, the tumors are finally shrinking a bit.  (Other treatments have failed and the tumors had been growing.)

It's a relief that something is actually working now.  I wanted to share this news, as I know how we all cling to any good news we can get our hands on with cholangiocarcinoma.  Any good news is uplifting!

Re: Gem Cis Combo Working

Such great news to share.  Hoping for continued success.
Thank you,
Marions

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Re: Gem Cis Combo Working

What wonderful news. Thanks for sharing.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

Re: Gem Cis Combo Working

Pearland... Great to hear.  Pray it keeps on working. Also remember the fact that it is working with this type combination of chemo there is a good chance that other combinations may help if needed in the future. But as we all know it's different for everyone.  It is so trial and error with this disease.
Take Care! And yes Good news is uplifting!
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

Re: Gem Cis Combo Working

Hello, Pearland.

I am also being treated with gemcitabine and cisplatin. I get my infusion every 3 weeks. In addition, I take Tarceva (erlotinib) every day. I have had 4 infusions so far. My recent scan showed stabilization; no growth. I am feeling great, and have absolutely no side effects from any of these drugs. I hope you continue to do well.

Violarob in Texas