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My mother has been told that carboplatin is a gentle form of

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My mother has been told that carboplatin is a gentle form of chemotherapy. I thought all chemotherapy was invasive - I need to feel she knows what she would be undertaking
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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carboplatin is more gentler on the kidneys compared to cisplatin chemotherapy.

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both of these chemotherapy are given into the veins.

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but carboplatin causes less risk for damage to the kidneys.

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what type of cancer does she have?

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does she have weak kidneys to begin with?

JACUSTOMER-36mll6ez- : Ovarian / and no kidney weakness I'm aware of /
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I see.

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then carboplatin can be used in ovarian cancer.

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hopefully this will slow down the cancer and give her more time.

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good luck to you and her

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