Would you be so kind to share a little of your knowledge or experience towards the treatment of SS.
SS (primary in hip) with mets in lungs was found for the patient 1 year ago. He went through 5 cycles of primary chemo IFOS+DOX, but unfortunately it did not do the trick. So at the moment we are getting the second line treatment which is Dacarbazine + Gemcitabine.
The question would be about the fever which is constantly appearing for him. Doing the first chemo of IFOS+DOX, the first 4 rounds went quite good, but after the fifth high fever with strong cough appeared. Doctors said it was due to pneumonia. He got the treatment for that in hospital, but since then the fever is constantly appearing mostly in evenings. It is not high, around 37-38 C (98.6 - 100.4 F).
What could be the causes for that, did anybody experience this? Some options to overcome that?
Secondly, Would like to ask about the blood indicator (CRP) which is quite big, reaching 160 at the moment (increased from the last check). What does it show, is this the indication of SS progression?
Truly appreciate your help and information.