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New chemo so help please

Any information from you good ladies would be appreciated .After several lots of chemo and very little remission I now start on a drug called Campto or CPT 11 so would really appreciate any feedback on same .

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Hi Connie

You poor thing...chemo is no walk in the park. I don't know about your new drug I'm afraid but I hope it works for you and that you get remission this time. Keep strong . Lyndallx

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Thank you so much for your support Lyndall

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Ho Connie, I am sorry you are having a bad time. I havent heard of this drug so it could be fairly new but I hope someone will give you an answer. Did the gynae liason nurse give you any information on it, if not you can always ring her and she will help you out. I will message you her number now

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Thank you Suzuki.

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Hi Connie just wanted to send you the very best wishes and hope all goes well on this new drug for you, I'm sorry I can't be of any help to you

Karen

Xx

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How irinotecan works

Irinotecan works by blocking an enzyme, called topoisomerase I. Cells needs this enzyme to divide and grow into 2 new cells. If this enzyme is blocked by irinotecan, then the cell's DNA gets tangled up and the cancer cells can't divide. DNA is the genetic code that is in the heart of all animal and plant cells. It controls everything the cell does.

Read more at cancerresearchuk.org/about-...

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Hi Connie'

I tried to down load information,,,from cancer research UK

What irinotecan is

Irinotecan (Campto) is a chemotherapy drug. It is a treatment for bowel cancer. It is usually combined with other anti cancer drugs.

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How irinotecan works

Irinotecan works by blocking an enzyme, called topoisomerase I. Cells needs this enzyme to divide and grow into 2 new cells. If this enzyme is blocked by irinotecan, then the cell's DNA gets tangled up and the cancer cells can't divide. DNA is the genetic code that is in the heart of all animal and plant cells. It controls everything the cell does.

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How you have irinotecan

You have it into your bloodstream (intravenously) through a drip. You can have it through a thin, short tube (a cannula) put into a vein in your arm each time you have treatment. Or you may have it through a central line, a portacath, or a PICC line. These are long, plastic tubes that give the drugs directly into a large vein in your chest. You have the tube put in before or during your course of treatment and it stays in place as long as you need it. Each treatment usually takes between 30 to 90 minutes.

Read more at cancerresearchuk.org/about-...

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Thank you all so much for your support and information .

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Is this something new in the treatment of OC then, not heard of this before xx

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I hadnt heard of it I have googled the information above to make myself aware of what is being prescribed at the moment/

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