Topic: Just finished 12 rounds of Gemox and Erbitux

Hi everybody,

It has been a long time since I have posted anything. I have finished all of my latest chemo course. The last few were tough, but I made it through. I am starting maintenance of just the Erbitux. I had a PET scan and it was awesome. Nothing lite up at all and my oncologist used the word "remission". 
I have been down this road a few times, but praying for the best. He also mentioned looking into clinical trials to keep me in remission, so that is my new path to investigate.

I will update more as I research,
Shari

Re: Just finished 12 rounds of Gemox and Erbitux

Dear Shari, FABULOUS news! No lite ups, remission those are some of our favorite words. Thank you so much for this wonderful update and we look forward to hearing that you got in to a trial! You go, girl!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: Just finished 12 rounds of Gemox and Erbitux

Shari....thanks for sharing this fantastic news with us.  Wondering, dear Shari, what type of clinical trials your physician is looking for?   Maintenance therapy, immune therapy? 
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Just finished 12 rounds of Gemox and Erbitux

Shari,
Fantastic update!  Congratulations and celebration are in order after months on a tough chemo regimen. Hope Erbitux alone is easy in comparison.  You have an amazing story.
Can you please share the face product that helped heal the acne rash induced by chemo? From your older post about acne, I saw they had you on a topical med (was it clindomycin?) and doxycycline pills. Saw too that at one point you were using Benadryl and hydrocortisone cream for the rash on your body. Was there also a good over-the-counter cream you used for your face? My sister will be starting irinotecan alone or with Erbitux. She had the acne rash before with Taxol, mostly on her scalp but it was distressing to her.
Sincere best wishes and healthy blessings!
Willow

Willow

Re: Just finished 12 rounds of Gemox and Erbitux

Hi Shari,

What great news! Thanks so much for sharing it with us all! What a great word remission is indeed! Looking forward to hearing more from you and about your research too.

Hugs,

Gavin

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Re: Just finished 12 rounds of Gemox and Erbitux

Hi Shari,

I am so happy to hear these amazing success stories...this is great news.

Ilias

Re: Just finished 12 rounds of Gemox and Erbitux

this is great news Shari!!  Congrats!

Hugs,
-Randi-

Survivor of cholangiocarcinoma (2009), thyroid cancer (1999), and breast cancer (1994).

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