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I finished radiotherapy treatment on the 10th august and had an appointment for a check-up on the 10th. October. my consultant at the haematology and oncology centre suggested that the tumour had come back and offered another crack with different chemotherapy drugs.
these would be in tablet form and would start 24 hours after having a ct scan on the 10th, December.
day 1 lombustine
days 1-10 cyclophosphamide
days 1-10 etoposide
days 1-7 prednisolone
to repeat every 28 days.
it is going to be a cracking Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

in the meantime I am giving the patio a makeover. keep you posted on that one


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That's a blow. Fishing around for something positive, I came up with : at least with tablets you won't be needing to visit the hospital as often? I hope?

Wish you all the very best of luck - hang on in there. Don't overdo it on the patio.

23 Nov, 2016


Hi Dave ... stay positive ... x

24 Nov, 2016


Very best wishes

24 Nov, 2016


Oh Heck !! Dave it is hard to know what to say but know that we are with you in spirit, hope it goes well with you and sincerely hope you stay positive and strong throughout, hoping the side effects are few but the treatment does the trick, wishing you well, xx

24 Nov, 2016


Hope your new treatment goes well for you.
Best wishes

24 Nov, 2016


Hopefully you wont 'rattle' too much and you will have the best possible Christmas. Thinking of you and the family.

24 Nov, 2016


hi all and thanks for your collective best wishes. dave.

24 Nov, 2016


hi steragram, you are so right. taxi home after chemo £15 -20 as the first chemo session in any cycle is as follows;

taxi if my lift is not available as I have to book in by 08;30 hrs. session ends about 20;00 hrs.

second session of two I could have at my docs and it only lasts 30 mins. they have a chemo clinic.

once a week I had to go in and have the dressing on my picc line changed.

two days before the start of every cycle had to go in for pre- assessment.

how long is a waiting list. they don't have TV's in hospitals for nothing.

24 Nov, 2016


hi seaburn,

the prednisolone dose, which is a steroid is usually 100mg. and the tablets 20mg so take 5 or 5mg so you have to take 20.

first chemo regime I was on had 20mg tablets and the last chemo regime I had 5mg tablets.


24 Nov, 2016


I'm sorry to hear this news. I hope the treatment goes well. Try to stay positive.
Keep in touch :)

24 Nov, 2016

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