Is Any body on Abraxane and carboplatin?
My Dad was diagnosed with locally advanced NSCLC Adenocarcinoma in Sept'15 and was given Alimta with Carboplatin.
After 3 cycles of the combination, his tumor size reduced by about 25%. So his doctor said to continue for 3 more cycles of the combo and then 1 cycle of Alima alone, before next scans.No Hair Loss,No abnormal WBC counts. We were very positive that the results will be favorable and the tumor will shrink further. But the results of the scan showed that the tumor grew back to about its actual size. I don't know how the drug worked before and then stopped working.
Now after 6 cycles of the combo and after suffering some side effects that have made him weak he has to again undergo chemo with new drug combo of ABRAXANE and Carboplatin.
Please let us know how can this next round of chemotherapy work?
Can this line of treatment show good results. Can ABRAXANE prove better than ALIMTA? What can we expect with respect to side effects?
Please help me and my dad.