Jason’s Treatments

For those who are intimately involved with this kind of cancer, this is the type of chemo Jason received from Sept 1999 – 2000. The treatment was very intensive and ultumately did not work. He ended up with his secondary cancer in his bones and lungs after the bone marrow treatment.

  • 1st treatment was Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)Vincristine (Oncovin)Cylophosphamide (Cytoxan) Sept. 13, 1999
  • 2nd treatment was Cis – Platin (platinol, (is – Platinum, CDDP)Etopside (VP-16, VePesid) Oct. 4, 1999
  • 3rd treatment was same as 1st. Oct. 26, 1999
  • 4th treatment was same as 2nd Nov. 23, 1999
  • 5th treatment same as 3rd. Dec. 16, 1999
  • 6th treatment – Cis – Platin (platinol, (is – Platinum, CDDP)Etopside (VP-16, VePesid) Jan. 14, 2000
  • 7th treatment same as 1st. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Bone Marrow Transplant. Tentative schedule below;


March 24, 2000

Outpatient center @6:00am, CT chest/abdomen/head/sinus; bone age; ECHO/EKG; BAER hearing test

March 28, 2000

Injection of dye into broviac for MIBG scan

March 29 &30th, 2000

Outpatient Center

12:00 pm MIBG scan both days

March 31, 2000

Oncology clinic visit

they will do a bone marrow extraction @8:30 am then at 1:30pm Jason has a psychological review.

April 3, 2000

The big final talk with the BMT doc, Dr. Pietryga. We have a talk with him at 10:30am to get the low down on everything that will happen from there.

May 2, 2000

Jason is admitted for 4 days of intensive chemo and then 4 days after the chemo, they will give his bone marrow back in a transfusion. The chemo given is;

(Melphalan for 3 days),

(VP16 )

(Carboplaten) given continuously.

May 9, 2000 TRANSPLANT

Bone Marrow Transplant starting at 2:00 pm

Isolation in hospital balance of May or until his counts are up satisfactorily enough to go home.

The medications he was on

  • Diflucan … to prevent antifungal infection in G.I. Tract
  • Bactrim … to prevent pneumocystis pneumonia
  • Megace… appetite stimulant
  • Zofran …. dissolvable tablets for nausea
  • Neupogen shot after chemo for 4-5 days for colony stimulating factors to speed up the growth of neutrophils (white blood cells) in the bone marrow.