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New number and change in regimen.

Postby washingtonmike » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:44 pm

Greetings all:

Finished treatment #5 today and my CA19-9 marker was down to 1382 from 2505 at treatment #4. The dysarthria went away with the drug so that's out of the regimen for now and he may substitute gemcitabine at a later date.

Cheers, Mike

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Re: New number and change in regimen.

Postby J_T » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:17 pm

Great news about the tumour markers Mike! Hope they continue to come down.

Julia x

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Re: New number and change in regimen.

Postby MSH » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:03 am

That's good news Mike. The dysarthria must have been bad. I get it mildly for a few hours after the Irinotecan, though it seems to be less severe now than it was after the first couple of cycles.

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Re: New number and change in regimen.

Postby Cathy » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:32 am

Hi Mike

Good news re the markers.

I'm interested to know what your regime is now? Also interested in the suggestion of substitution for gemcitabine as this sounds very similar to my partners options.

Kind regards

Cathy xx