Topic: Half dose cisplatin ?
I found out last week that Mum is actually having half a dose of cisplatin each time she has gemcitabine rather than having gemcitabine plus full dose cisplatin on week 1, then just gem on week 2, and then a week off.
Has anyone else heard of this? Apparently they have done it in the hope that she will have less severe side-effects. I must say it seems to be working as up until a couple of days ago all she had was tiredness. She was sick a couple of nights ago and had some nausea but has started taking anti-nausea meds again which are controlling it fine.
But will the cisplatin still work as well if she doesn't get the full dose straight away ?