• Any experience with Gemzar?

    Asked by Judson on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    Any experience with Gemzar?

    Gemzar is our 7th Chemo. Unlike the others, getting a feel for what are chemo effects, or cancer progression has been sort of difficult. Maybe that's just where we are at now?

    It seems like a solid week to ten days of her being down. Mostly digestive issues. I know everyone is different. Halaven was very hard on her, when most handle that one well. Others she just breezed through. Well not breezed...but in comparison.

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I hope you will get some answers soon, but in the meantime, I did a search here on Gemzar. You can follow this link: https://bit.ly/2rKxk2S to see previous discussions about Gemzar that have taken place here on WhatNext.

      Best of luck! Thanks for being an awesome, proactive caregiver!

      5 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      This is another search done by putting the term "Gemzar" into the search bar on the Experiences page. It gives another set of responses and posts where people have listed it in their journey.
      http://bit.ly/2L6Y6ur

      5 months ago
    • mofields' Avatar
      mofields

      My husband had that particular chemical for his CLL. Are they keeping you really hydrated? If not ask why?
      Also, drink lots of water to help flush the chemical from your body. My husband also liked the frozen popsicles (the ones that come not frozen and you put them in your freezer).

      5 months ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar
      petieagnor

      I was on GemZar for 5 mos. My lung nodule shrunk in half. It builds up in the system like all chemos. I would eat very bland foods for 2 -3 days: oatmeal, mush, grits, mashed potatoes, noodles, no spices, no dairy, lots of water to flush. Dr. has me on a break b/c a-fib started acting up. I'm triple positive MBC. Depending on the CT scan, Dr. wants to go back to it, since I did so well compared to the others of which some didn't work. I'm also going to the links to be better informed.

      4 months ago
    • mofields' Avatar
      mofields

      My husband has been on Gemzar for his liver cancer. He seems to do fairly well. He has a one-day infusion every 3 weeks. The first 2-3 days he will feel yucky (tired, irritable). He will eat but some foods and even water taste weird. So try spicier foods and drinks like Gatorade.

      4 months ago

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