Any experience with Gem/Ox good or bad?
Pj started Gem/Ox but was only able to receive one cycle because his platelets have been too low to get another round. His AFP is up to 152 now. This is his 4 th try at chemo, his last being HDC and he needed multiple units of platelets during that treatment. I'm looking for some input on this treatment since its not given as commonly as what he has had before. Thanks for any input.
Left Orchiectomy 6/10, pathology MGC with EC/teratoma mostly yolk sac. AFP >700 HCG >500 4 cycles EP July-Oct. AFP and HGC normal. Jan/11 AFP >1000. 4 cycles of TIP planned stopped after 3 for elevated AFP 3000. Stem cells harvested 8/22-8/25/11. AFP over 8000. HDC 10/17/11 -12/20/11. RPLND 1/16/12. Pathology MGC tumor mostly yolk sac. 45 lymph nodes negative.AFP 2.1 4/12/12. AFP22 6/12 new lesions in liver and abdomen. Gem/Ox start 7/2.