Topic: Shortage of CISPLATINUM-Replaced with XELODA (will use w/GEMZAR)
To date, my husband has received only three treatments of CISPLATIN and GEMZAR chemos out of a 6 months chemo treatment plan for cancer recurrence.
Today, we were informed that because there is a shortage of CISPLATIN in our area, and because MEDICARE and the DRUG COMPANY cannot agree on acceptable monies for the product, my husband will no longer be able to get CISPLATIN. He will instead be given XELODA in pill form.
-Has anyone else had this shortage of CISPLATIN alter their treatments;
-Please comment if you've had chemo including both XELODA with GEMZAR (side affects, effectiveness, etc.).
Thanks! Located in GEORGIA.