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Casey the Pirate

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January 29th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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It’s looking like Casey will be included in the osteosarcoma vaccine extended field trial expected to start in late April.  He needs to complete his Carboplatin chemo and be free of lungs mets, so our fingers are crossed that everything continues as it has.  Next X-rays are about three weeks out, so . . .

This question is perhaps better posed in the forums, but for those of you who used Carboplatin, what was the dosage per meter squared and frequency, 2 weeks or 3?  Casey had his second dose at two weeks, and depending on blood count, will have his third 19 days later.  I’m thinking of just moving him to a 3-week schedule after that as it dovetails nicely with the expected vaccination cycle.


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  • eider515

    We were 3 weeks. I am not sure of dosage. Good luck!

  • Rocky's dad

    We did every three weeks to start with. About halfway through, Rocky started to have some low neutrophils counts and then we had to go every four weeks. I’m not sure what the dosage was, but I can look it up.

  • benny55

    CONGRATULATIONS CASEY on getting into the program!! Great news!! 🙂

    My Happy Hznnah had osteo and had four rounds of carboplatin every three weeks apart. Nope, don’t know the dose either. Every three seeks is what we usually see around here.

    Keep us posted.

    Hugs

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • tlahaye

      Well . . . he’s not “in” yet, but he’s on the short list, and that is very big news. Now he needs to keep fighting and stay strong until the trial starts.

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