Monday, May 10, 2010


The Chemotherapy schedule follows a induction roadmap approved by the National Children's Oncology Group labeled the AEWS0031 Interval Compression in Ewing Sarcoma Regimen B. It will consist of the use of five different drugs all with various side effects. He will also be administered other medications to lessen some of those side effects. His therapy sessions will be administered in the hospital and last between 4 to 5 days each time and alternate between the first three drugs, then the remaining two drugs the next treatment. He will have a week to ten day break in between sessions and if he's feeling well enough and his blood counts are good, he can come home.
Chemo drugs being used:
(1) Vincristine
(2) Cytoxan
(3) Doxorubicin
(4) Ifosfamide
(5) Etoposide
**Common Side Effects:
Nausea, Vomiting, Stomach Pain, Constipation, Alopecia (hair loss), Anorexia, Jaw Pain, Numbness, Tingling, Weakness, Immunosuppression, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Bone Pain, Confusion, Loss of Reflexes.
**Rare Side Effects:
Vocal Cord Paralysis, Seizures, Blurred Vision, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Bladder Fibrosis, Secondary Malignancy, Anaphylaxis, Allergic Reactions, Neuropathy.
(Pretty scary stuff!!)

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