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Re: [MOL] Re: Low dose chemotherapy & Taxol






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----- Original Message -----
From: "Claire Lee" <clee02@snet.net>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2000 1:31 PM
Subject: [MOL] Re: Low dose chemotherapy & Taxol


> For those of you who may be interested, here are some details about low
> dose chemo which is, I believe, a rather new procedure, at least it is
> at my treatment center where the nurses had just finished training for
> it about a month ago.
>
> I only know about low dose as it involves my particular experience but,
> since this procedure makes chemo easier to take, you might want to ask
> your onc about it.  I am being treated for both SCLC and NSCLC with
> Taxol and Carboplatin and have no idea what other drugs might be used or
> what other types of malignancy might be appropriately treated with low
> dose therapy.
>
> With low dose therapy I am getting exactly the same drugs over the
> within the same time period as with standard chemo.  The big difference
> is that I go for chemo once a week for approximately 18 weeks instead of
> having a three-day treatment every 21 days for about six months.
> Because the dose is lower, the side effects are less severe.  The blood
> chemistry isn't radically altered and the exhaustion or chemo tiredness
> or whatever one calls it is relatively minor.
>
> So far I've experienced no ill effects whatsoever and I feel really
> good.
>
> Claire
>
>
>
>
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