Re: [MOL] Betty [01021] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Betty



It was so good to see you on line and to get caught up with your journey.
Thanks for sharing, your friend, lillian




Warmly, lillian

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----- Original Message -----
From: betty kula <pitakula@webtv.net>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Hi All


>
> Dusti
>
> I have not been in contact with mol for a while and your post prompted
> me to write. I have Primary liver cancer with mets to the lung. I have
> had Xeloda and Thalidomide and the tumors did not respond to either.
> Four months ago I started on Gemzar and my check-up after 2 mos. showed
> the liver tumors stable and the lung tumors had shrunk a bit. I started
> treatment with chemo 5 days in the hospital each mo. using 4 drugs.
> After 5 mos. it began to damage my kidneys and I started on Xeloda then
> Thalidomide.
> Gemzar is the easiest chemo I have had.
> I get it 3 weeks on and 1 week off. It takes about 2 hours each week and
> the only side effect is that I get a low grade fever sometimes. The Dr.
> is not even sure the fever is from the Gemzar or just tumor fever. An
> anti-nausea drug is given with the Gemzar and I have never been sick.
> I usually finish chemo about noon and we stop and have lunch on the way
> home.
> I most cerainly would encourage your mom to try the Gemzar. I will go to
> M D Anderson the end of Feb. for another check-up and will let you know
> if the Gemzar is still effectie.
> Betty
>
>
>
>
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