Round 3

June 18, 2013 in Lymphoma by Jeffry Reed

Well they had a room available today… Same floor,  room 730

So here I lie waiting for my power port to be accessed and my chemo to start. Round 3 course A.

Cycle 1,3,5,7 (3-4 wks/cycle)
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) 300 mg/m2 iv over 2 hrs q12 hrs x 6 doses d1-3
Mesna 600 mg/m2/d civi d1-3 to start 1 h before cyclophosphamide till 12 hrs after completion of cyclophosphamide
Vincristine 2 mg iv d4, 11
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) 50 mg/m2 iv over 24 hrs (over 48 hrs if LVEF < 50%) d4
Dexamethasone (Decadron) 40 mg po or iv qd d1-4 and d11-14

Looks like fun huh?

Actually I’m not dreading this course like the last one. I can get through this dose o.k. From what I remember last time I was drained and slept a lot and had to stay on top of my anti nausea meds.