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Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

My husband was forced to take this drug due to a "nationwide shortage" of Etoposide when he went in to begin his day 2 of the second session of chemo. His first session used Cisplatin and Etoposide with no severe side effects. just 2 doses of this Camptosar nearly killed him. This is the worst chemo drug and I would not recommend it for anyone! We just went back to have Day 1 of his 3rd session yesterday, only to find out that his white blood cell count was 700 (too low to even have a chemo treatment) - now we have to wait yet another week, this is so very hard to handle!

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Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

My husband was forced to take this drug due to a "nationwide shortage" of Etoposide when he went in to begin his day 2 of the second session of chemo. His first session used Cisplatin and Etoposide with no severe side effects. just 2 doses of this Camptosar nearly killed him. This is the worst chemo drug and I would not recommend it for anyone! We just went back to have Day 1 of his 3rd session yesterday, only to find out that his white blood cell count was 700 (too low to even have a chemo treatment) - now we have to wait yet another week, this is so very hard to handle!

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 02

I did not start experiencing the stomach discomfort until the last couple of months of treatment. The pre medication helped cut down on the diarreah

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Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

My husband was forced to take this drug due to a "nationwide shortage" of Etoposide when he went in to begin his day 2 of the second session of chemo. His first session used Cisplatin and Etoposide with no severe side effects. just 2 doses of this Camptosar nearly killed him. This is the worst chemo drug and I would not recommend it for anyone! We just went back to have Day 1 of his 3rd session yesterday, only to find out that his white blood cell count was 700 (too low to even have a chemo treatment) - now we have to wait yet another week, this is so very hard to handle!

Related Reading: cisplatin | treatment

Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 02

I did not start experiencing the stomach discomfort until the last couple of months of treatment. The pre medication helped cut down on the diarreah

Related Reading: stomach | treatment

Comment from: 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 15

Diarrhea four to five times a day ~ it comes suddenly and agree with other reviewer that it is difficult to leave the house! Also constant nose drip and raw stomach feeling. Good news though, after 3 months new tumor growth disappeared and soon will take MRI to see what 3 more months has accomplished.

Related Reading: diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

My husband was forced to take this drug due to a "nationwide shortage" of Etoposide when he went in to begin his day 2 of the second session of chemo. His first session used Cisplatin and Etoposide with no severe side effects. just 2 doses of this Camptosar nearly killed him. This is the worst chemo drug and I would not recommend it for anyone! We just went back to have Day 1 of his 3rd session yesterday, only to find out that his white blood cell count was 700 (too low to even have a chemo treatment) - now we have to wait yet another week, this is so very hard to handle!

Related Reading: cisplatin | treatment

Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 02

I did not start experiencing the stomach discomfort until the last couple of months of treatment. The pre medication helped cut down on the diarreah

Related Reading: stomach | treatment

Comment from: 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 15

Diarrhea four to five times a day ~ it comes suddenly and agree with other reviewer that it is difficult to leave the house! Also constant nose drip and raw stomach feeling. Good news though, after 3 months new tumor growth disappeared and soon will take MRI to see what 3 more months has accomplished.

Related Reading: diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: shirley 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 07

side effects were terrible. I could not leave my house as I never knew when I would have to run to the bathroom. Food went straight through and I lost 30 pounds.

Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

My husband was forced to take this drug due to a "nationwide shortage" of Etoposide when he went in to begin his day 2 of the second session of chemo. His first session used Cisplatin and Etoposide with no severe side effects. just 2 doses of this Camptosar nearly killed him. This is the worst chemo drug and I would not recommend it for anyone! We just went back to have Day 1 of his 3rd session yesterday, only to find out that his white blood cell count was 700 (too low to even have a chemo treatment) - now we have to wait yet another week, this is so very hard to handle!

Related Reading: cisplatin | treatment

Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 02

I did not start experiencing the stomach discomfort until the last couple of months of treatment. The pre medication helped cut down on the diarreah

Related Reading: stomach | treatment

Comment from: 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 15

Diarrhea four to five times a day ~ it comes suddenly and agree with other reviewer that it is difficult to leave the house! Also constant nose drip and raw stomach feeling. Good news though, after 3 months new tumor growth disappeared and soon will take MRI to see what 3 more months has accomplished.

Related Reading: diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: shirley 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 07

side effects were terrible. I could not leave my house as I never knew when I would have to run to the bathroom. Food went straight through and I lost 30 pounds.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 17

I had rectal cancer that has not spread to other areas so I am not sure why my oncologist chose this particular chemo as preventative treatment. The treatments were very difficult to endure, more so than chemo/radiation prior to surgery and the surgery itself. I experienced bloating, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. I agree with the other posters, I hate this drug. After completing 6 of 8 treatments, I informed my doctor that I would not take anymore. After 5 weeks of no treatment, I am still experiencing the side effects!

Related Reading: cancer | treatment | diarrhea

Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

My husband was forced to take this drug due to a "nationwide shortage" of Etoposide when he went in to begin his day 2 of the second session of chemo. His first session used Cisplatin and Etoposide with no severe side effects. just 2 doses of this Camptosar nearly killed him. This is the worst chemo drug and I would not recommend it for anyone! We just went back to have Day 1 of his 3rd session yesterday, only to find out that his white blood cell count was 700 (too low to even have a chemo treatment) - now we have to wait yet another week, this is so very hard to handle!

Related Reading: cisplatin | treatment

Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 02

I did not start experiencing the stomach discomfort until the last couple of months of treatment. The pre medication helped cut down on the diarreah

Related Reading: stomach | treatment

Comment from: 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 15

Diarrhea four to five times a day ~ it comes suddenly and agree with other reviewer that it is difficult to leave the house! Also constant nose drip and raw stomach feeling. Good news though, after 3 months new tumor growth disappeared and soon will take MRI to see what 3 more months has accomplished.

Related Reading: diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: shirley 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 07

side effects were terrible. I could not leave my house as I never knew when I would have to run to the bathroom. Food went straight through and I lost 30 pounds.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 17

I had rectal cancer that has not spread to other areas so I am not sure why my oncologist chose this particular chemo as preventative treatment. The treatments were very difficult to endure, more so than chemo/radiation prior to surgery and the surgery itself. I experienced bloating, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. I agree with the other posters, I hate this drug. After completing 6 of 8 treatments, I informed my doctor that I would not take anymore. After 5 weeks of no treatment, I am still experiencing the side effects!

Related Reading: cancer | treatment | diarrhea

Comment from: 65-74 Male Patient Published: February 03

While the medication works, it is a very hard drug to tolerate.

Comment from: 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: October 07

My husband was forced to take this drug due to a "nationwide shortage" of Etoposide when he went in to begin his day 2 of the second session of chemo. His first session used Cisplatin and Etoposide with no severe side effects. just 2 doses of this Camptosar nearly killed him. This is the worst chemo drug and I would not recommend it for anyone! We just went back to have Day 1 of his 3rd session yesterday, only to find out that his white blood cell count was 700 (too low to even have a chemo treatment) - now we have to wait yet another week, this is so very hard to handle!

Related Reading: cisplatin | treatment

Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: March 02

I did not start experiencing the stomach discomfort until the last couple of months of treatment. The pre medication helped cut down on the diarreah

Related Reading: stomach | treatment

Comment from: 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: August 15

Diarrhea four to five times a day ~ it comes suddenly and agree with other reviewer that it is difficult to leave the house! Also constant nose drip and raw stomach feeling. Good news though, after 3 months new tumor growth disappeared and soon will take MRI to see what 3 more months has accomplished.

Related Reading: diarrhea | stomach

Comment from: shirley 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 07

side effects were terrible. I could not leave my house as I never knew when I would have to run to the bathroom. Food went straight through and I lost 30 pounds.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 17

I had rectal cancer that has not spread to other areas so I am not sure why my oncologist chose this particular chemo as preventative treatment. The treatments were very difficult to endure, more so than chemo/radiation prior to surgery and the surgery itself. I experienced bloating, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. I agree with the other posters, I hate this drug. After completing 6 of 8 treatments, I informed my doctor that I would not take anymore. After 5 weeks of no treatment, I am still experiencing the side effects!

Related Reading: cancer | treatment | diarrhea

Comment from: 65-74 Male Patient Published: February 03

While the medication works, it is a very hard drug to tolerate.

Comment from: NONE Male 1 to 6 months Caregiver Published: October 20

i HATE THIS DRUG

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