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    I currently had three cycles of EP done, and starting the fourth on monday. My doctor was going to only let me do three, but decided to "do it right." my BHCG after the second round was < 2 and AFP was normal. After the third cycle everything still was normal. I noticed some discomfort in my lower back. I'm worried that its growing back again. . .or is there scar tissue caused by the chemo??? Anyone else have back pains after chemo??
    Diagnosed August 2005
    R/O August 2005 AFP 210

    4xEP beginning December 2005
    End Feb/March 2006 AFP 4.6
    April 2006 AFP 22 and rising

    Tandem Stem Cell Transplant 7/06 - 9/06
    December 07 AFP = 3.3
    December 07 CT = Clear!

    15+ months remission

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    Are you getting a Nuelasta injection to boost your white blood counts? That caused some back pain in my husband.

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      no actually my WBC has been high enough to avoid the nuelasta shots which my doctor says he is happy about.
      Diagnosed August 2005
      R/O August 2005 AFP 210

      4xEP beginning December 2005
      End Feb/March 2006 AFP 4.6
      April 2006 AFP 22 and rising

      Tandem Stem Cell Transplant 7/06 - 9/06
      December 07 AFP = 3.3
      December 07 CT = Clear!

      15+ months remission

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        Bone pain during chemo is quite common so try not to focus on that too much. The chemo kills all to most of your marrow and as it grows back it can feel wierd and not something that most people ever experiance or can describe.
        Last edited by dadmo; 02-27-06, 08:44 AM.
        Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

        Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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