Monday, 31 October 2011

Paclitaxel update

Some patients - about 10% according to the chemotherapy nurse - have a severe allergic reaction to paclitaxel.  To ameliorate this, before the chemotherapy itself the patient is given a steroid, an antihistamine, and pyridoxine. But H seemed to have no problems.  Now we wait to see what effect the paclitaxel has on the cancer.

She's having an MRI scan tomorrow in preparation for a microdiscectomy.  She doesn't complain much, but it would be a big improvement to her quality of life if her arm could be settled down.

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