cmisto's Journey with Carcinoma, Endometrial Cancer

Family/Friend: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer > Carcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 76

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    • cmisto
    • Experience with Carcinoma, Endometrial ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Carboplatin and taxol Had allergic reaction which was managed with steroids and benadryl and slowed the flow of the IV This chemotherapy had no affect on the cancer and had to stop treatment and start a different therapy

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • cmisto
    • Experience with Carcinoma, Endometrial ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Was given doxil as a second line treatment. Had severe allergic reaction and was given the treatment through Dana Farber's desensitization program. Caused severe constipation and fatigue. Treatment was ineffective. Cancer did not respond to it.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • cmisto
    • Experience with Carcinoma, Endometrial ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

    After two ineffective chemotherapies, began a Phase II clinical trial at Dana Farber. Severe side effects included hypertension, constipation, and colitis. Ended up hospitalized for several days and was taken off the trial. Trial was showing amazing results in treating the cancer including a sharp drop in CA 125 and a very good CT scan. Very disappointing.

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    • cmisto
    • Experience with Carcinoma, Endometrial ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • cmisto
    • Experience with Carcinoma, Endometrial ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Began a Gemzar and Cisplatin combo. Severe fatigue which was treated with Ritalin. This combination has been tolerable and effective in treating the cancer. CA 125 gradually dropping and scans showing diminishment of tumors.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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