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Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Lung Cancer. Posted on February 26, 2012 View this journey (4 Experiences)

First day of Chemo. We were told they would do another regimen and at the last minute they decided on Docetaxel due to low creatinine (sp?) levels. We opted for treatments at her Oncologist's office where we have a nice room to ourselves and a nice comfy lounger for her. They hooked Pat up to a "water" bag for a bit then treatment started. She had the steroids first, followed by the Benadryl and then the Docetaxel. Since it was the first treatment, we were told it would take longer than normal and we were given a Calender of treatments, tests, and off time. Any questions we had were answered every time the Nurse came in the room or by the Doc herself. We were both made to feel very comfortable with the whole process and feel better about what to expect. I must say Pat has tolerated all of it well. No side effects to speak of that weren't present before the chemo treatment. And we haven't noticed any worse symptoms at this time. We know this won't continue to be a breeze but today was very mild considering what we were expecting. We have been told to watch for any odd symptoms and we know tomorrow will probably not be as good a day as today was. Oh and now with this treatment, she will lose her hair...

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

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