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Chemotherapy Protocols for Katie in 1998 - 1999
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The "POLCA" Chemotherapy Protocol
As used to treat Katie her first and second times through chemotherapy.


  • Week One
    • Prednisone orally
    • Vincrinstine intravenously
    • L-Asparaginase IM
  • Week Two
    • Prednisone orally
    • Vincristine intravenously
  • Week Three
    • Prednisone orally
    • Cytoxan orally
  • Week Four
    • Adriamycin slow IV infusion
  • Week Five
    • Rest-no chemotherapy
  • Week Six
    • Vincrinstine intravenously
    • L-Asparaginase IM
  • Week Seven
    • Vincristine intravenously
  • Week Eight
    • Cytoxan orally
  • Week Nine
    • Adriamycin slow IV infusion

Katie's oncologist determined that she had become allergic to one of the medications used in the previous protocol, so when she had to undergo chemotherapy a third time the protocol was changed as follows:

  • Week One
    • Prednisone orally
    • Oncovin intravenously
  • Week Two
    • Prednisone orally
    • Cytoxan orally
  • Week Three
    • Prednisone orally
    • Cytoxan orally
    • Oncovin intravenously
  • Week Four
    • Prednisone orally
    • Adriamycin slow IV infusion
  • Week Five
    • Prednisone orally
    • Rest-no chemotherapy
  • Week Six
    • Prednisone orally
    • Cytoxan orally
    • Oncovin intravenously
  • Week Seven
    • Prednisone orally
    • Cytoxan orally
    • Oncovin intravenously
  • Week Eight
    • Adriamycin slow IV infusion
  • Week Nine
    • Prednisone orally
    • Rest-no chemotherapy

After she was intially diagnosed with lymphoma, Katie went through a number of different protocols. While I've outlined only the first 3 above, the important thing to remember is that if one medication doesn't work, don't be afraid to try another. You can always say enough and stop the treatment. But if you don't try, the outcome is without doubt.






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