• my 1st chemo treatment today

    Asked by smoky5 on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    my 1st chemo treatment today

    I didn't know what to expect, but after 6hrs of chemo I don't feel bad. Waiting for the bottom to fall out. Taking it one step at a time. I'm on three drugs Avastin Alimta and Carboplaten I have to go every week for blood work and shots for whitecell count and Chemo every 3 weeks, don't know for how long so much to take in all at once. Is this normal for stage 4 lung cancer?

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    • glam's Avatar

      Dear smoky5, I don't have lung cancer but there is a whatnexter here called "CAS1" who also has stage IV lung cancer and she is really very knowledgeable and helpful....I have learned a lot with her about genomic testing and much more....so just a tip in case you want to contact her.....I think it would be really great for you....Hope that helps....wishing you all the best in your chemo treatment and that you really kick cancer butts out of your body....God bless you and continue blessing all of us

      over 6 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Happy you're doing relatively well! As for if it's normal I can't help, not my type of cancer but I had chemo for another type and again wasn't stage 4. The shots for white cell count are normal for most of us. I wish you well.

      over 6 years ago
    • kashubian's Avatar

      Congrats on completing your first treatment, and best of luck with the rest. My husband did very well with his neoadjuvant chemo (E,C,F and then D,C,F) and did well on carboplaten (which he had concurrent with radiation). The adjuvant chemo was an all together different story (FOLFOX). For him, the bottom dropped after having the 5-FU pump removed on the Wednesday after chemo on Monday. It is also accumulative, meaning that as you go through your chemo cycles, you'll feel more side effects. Stay hydrated, being dehydrated made his nausea much, much worse. He would have a blood draw every week and saw the oncologist every week he had chemo. If asked, he would say that the white blood cell booster was worse than everything but radiation. He got that shot only twice during his first 6 cycles of chemo but nearly every other week during this last six cycles. Best wishes.

      over 6 years ago

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