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    First round of Chemo done 18 days back

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      Good luck on the tests, we are all wishing the best for you and her.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Hang in there. I hope all goes well for your mom. Thinking good thoughts in your direction.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Thanks.
      There were 2 tumors. After chemo the size of both have increased. The appointment with the doctor is on Monday. But I would like to know if this is normal. One was about 1.5X1.3 cm has increased to 2X2. The larger one was 4.5X2.9X2.1 has increased to 6.7X5.5X4.3 cm. Is this normal after first chemo?

      almost 4 years ago
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    First round of Chemo done 18 days back

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      Good luck on the tests, we are all wishing the best for you and her.

      almost 4 years ago
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      BuckeyeShelby

      Hang in there. I hope all goes well for your mom. Thinking good thoughts in your direction.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Thanks.
      There were 2 tumors. After chemo the size of both have increased. The appointment with the doctor is on Monday. But I would like to know if this is normal. One was about 1.5X1.3 cm has increased to 2X2. The larger one was 4.5X2.9X2.1 has increased to 6.7X5.5X4.3 cm. Is this normal after first chemo?

      almost 4 years ago
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    CARBOplatin and PACLitaxel Chemo

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      SueRae1

      One draw back is spending two days in the infusion center, instead of one. Is the doctor suggesting this for all treatments or just the first one or two. I know that the first treatments take longer because they slow the drip to monitor for side effects. My first infusion took almost 5 hours, they increased the drip time over the course of my first cycle until we got it down to 1-2 hours (for 2/3 drugs depending on the week)

      almost 4 years ago
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      Thanks everyone for answering my question. My mind is at ease now.

      almost 4 years ago
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      I had both on the same day when I had my chemo. They gave my the paclitaxel first very slowly over about 4 hours because it is the most toxic of the two. Then they gave me the Carboplatin faster in about 1 hour. Prior to all that, I was given several medications to counteract the side affects. I was in the doctor's office longer to get my chemo than anyone else that was doing it at the same time as I was. Several times I was the last one to leave.

      almost 4 years ago
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