Topic: gemzar/taxotere/xeloda

Hi everyone!

Sending you all warm and positive thoughts.

I was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, with mets to lungs two years ago. Thank G-d for today I am doing very well.

I started out on Cisplatin/gemzar and was taken off after six months as I was told it could not stay on it too long then went to Carbolatin/gemzar. When that was not effective, I went on to FOLFIRINOX which worked for a year until my tumor started to grow.  I was nauseous (silver lining - lost weight!) on FOLFIRINOX but no hair loss.

Now I am on GTX. I was told I would lose hair because of Taxotere but still OK on day 12. Side effects are chills and craving carbs.  Is anyone else on this regimen?

Hope the best of health for all.
Pos. Att.

Fighting CLC since 11-2010. Looking for silver linings every day.

Re: gemzar/taxotere/xeloda

positive...so nice to hear from you.  Congratulations, you have passed the two year mark and you are feeling well also.  This is wonderful news.
 
Our Tiffany is on the GTX regimen. I thought to enclose one of her postings:
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … 270#p68270

I am sending all my best wishes for continued success in the fight against this cancer. You are doing great. 
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: gemzar/taxotere/xeloda

Thanks for the quick response!!

My best Tiffany and your family. I will look at posting now.

Positive A.

Fighting CLC since 11-2010. Looking for silver linings every day.

Re: gemzar/taxotere/xeloda

Yep!  On it. It took a good 2 weeks for my hair to start falling out. I still have some hair, but the back of my head looks bad.
I can't stop eating!!!!! Not sure if this is a side effect of the chemo, or maybe a sign that it is working!!

~Tiffany~ 31 years young wink Fighting CC since 10-27-2011
Wife to Brian; Mommy to Carter (8) and Madison (4)
http://tiffanyschwantes.wordpress.com/
Liver transplant 7-9-2013