Gallbladder / High Dose Chemo

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Gallbladder / High Dose Chemo

Postby jypsy_rose_lee » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:19 pm

Dear doc,
I was wondering if high dose chemo that consists of { Decadron,high-dose ara-c,and cisplatinum with rituximab givin for four straight days 24 hours aday can cause the gallbladder to shut down? If so are there any websites that I can find any information pertaining to this? Thank you very much.

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Postby Dr. Tamer Fouad » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:50 am


What exactly do you mean by gall bladder shut down? There are hepatic (liver) toxic effects to many chemotherapeutics. Liver toxicity is reported in some of the drugs you mentioned.

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Dr. Tamer Fouad, MD
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Consultant of Hematology - Oncology.

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