Cisplatin or Carboplatin, used in combination with Etoposide, are often used as the first-line chemotherapy treatment for Small and Large Cell Cervical Cancer. There is no “standard” course of treatment due to the rarity of SCCC and LCCC, so oncologists base the treatment plan on the protocol for treating Small Cell Lung Cancer. The number of rounds of this chemo cocktail can also vary. In my (Amy’s) case, I did six rounds of Cisplatin and Etoposide. This was my plan, which was repeated every 3 weeks – Day 1: Cisplatin and Etoposide, 10-hour infusion (which included pre-chemo meds and fluids); Day 2 and Day 3: Etoposide, 6-hour infusion (including pre-chemo meds and fluids); Day 4: Fluids and Neulasta shot.
Other chemo options may include Taxol, Topotecan, Irinotecan, Avastin.
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