I am taking carboplatin with taxol for lung
cancer treatment. In my case i am fine for 2 days after treatment. For the
next 2 days I'm tired with a reduced appetite.
After the fourth day I return to normal with no
side effects. I have taken 3 treatments, spaced 3 weeks apart. My blood count
and kidney function has remained normal and I feel great. The only noticable
side effect is hair loss. After 3 treatments my tumor has dramatically reduced
in size and I may not need more chemotherapy. I may need additional radiation
treatment and possibly surgury but the signs are good for a complete cure. I
would have no hesitation to using carboplatin if the doctors feel it can treat a
condition. In my case the side effects to taxol and carboplatin have been
minimal compared to the results..