Fractioned Dose Chemo

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Kattbird
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   Posted 8/6/2005 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I found this while doing a search on chemo. Has anyone done this or know anyone that has? I got it from Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
 
Fractionated dose chemotherapy is an option the experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America have offered for several years. It differs from conventional chemotherapy in that the total dose of your chemotherapy is broken into smaller amounts and administered over a period of three to five days, rather than a single larger dose. We believe that fractionated dose chemotherapy can work against the cancerous cells for a longer period of time making it more tolerable, while reducing some of the unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy.
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debbiR
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   Posted 8/6/2005 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   

I haven't heard of this type of treatment for bc but there are numerous individuals that are receiving it this way when I go for chemo. And it is for various types of cancer. Some of them say that it isn't that hard and others really have a rough time.

Deb


 


gma
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   Posted 8/7/2005 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I have no knowledge about this, but it seems that I have heard about smaller doses being used more frequently. Sorry, I am not able to help. Hugs, MK


JenPossible
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   Posted 8/10/2005 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I actually am getting fractionated mini-ifosfamide,carboplatin,etoposide for metastatic BC at the Zion,IL cancer treatment centers of america.  I'm actually in the hospital because that particular chemo is going all day and night, but the food service is really great and the nursing staff are very very kind.

I had a big reduction in my heart ejection-fraction while having adriamycin therapy, and just after radiation therapy when I shouldn't have, at a different facility.  One of the docs at the new hospital has said that they have given adriamycin for up to a year for BC patients in a fractionated dose, and not seen reduction in ejection fraction. 

Plus they have naturopath docs, a nurtitionist who really knows her stuff, and chirpractor, massage therapist, acupuncturist, physicalk therapy as part of the service of the hospital.

 

I've had no mouth sores, little nausea, and have overall tolerated chemo this way pretty well.

 

-Jen

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