• Is it normal to not have any side effects from fcr therapy?

    Asked by JustDeb on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

    Is it normal to not have any side effects from fcr therapy?

    My husband had his first treatment of FCR in January, Had not one side effect, in fact his platelets went up to normal and his blood count all went normal, tomorrow he starts round 2 Feb 8th 2013 , is it unusual to not have side effects? and everything going back to normal? He is stage 4

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    • Peroll's Avatar

      Deb, Nothing is "normal" with cancer. It is a little unusual to have no side effects but chemo does build up over time so they tend to show up ior get worse after a few treatments. Look at this as a blessing. Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
    • Kaz's Avatar


      I'm glad to hear your husband had a good first treatment.

      I had FCR treatment a few years ago. I had six rounds for FCR. I felt better after the first couple but had side effects during the middle treatments. Please be very careful not to have your husband become sick during these treatments. You can't be too careful in keeping him away from any potential other inflections.

      I wish him and you continued success.


      over 3 years ago
    • JustDeb's Avatar

      Thank you for your responses , Today went amazinly well, all 7 hrs , tomorrow will be 2 short days then hes back to work

      over 3 years ago
    • Jerricho's Avatar

      Everyone reacts differently. I had PCR treatment. Pentostatin, Cytoxin and Retuxan. Most of the side effects were hemotopoitic; Anemia and Neutropenia. I also got a neulasta shot the day after each treatment to treat the neutropenia. I would often get a fever the day after the neulasta shot. I think that the neutrophils released into the blood after the neulasta shot attackted the B-cells targeted by the Retuxan producing the fever.

      over 2 years ago

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