My mom has stage III cancer. She had her first round of chemo last year- 6 treatments of carboplatin/taxol- after a complete hysterectomy. She was in remission for a bit and then it came back in February. Her doctor ordered another round of 6 treatments. After 2 treatments she developed what sounds like a hypersensitivity to Carboplatin- skin rash and flushing as soon as Carboplatin is administered. For whatever reason, her Doctor insists that she continue with this drug despite the allergic reaction. I read that replacing Carboplatin with a different platinum compound is one of the recommended options. Has anyone experienced similar symptoms during Carboplatin infusion and do you have any tips/suggestions?
Thank you so much in advance.