Reply To: CIDP and chemo

August 8, 2019 at 10:09 pm

Todays so-called chemo drugs are very different from those older drugs that have caused hair to fallout and other such symptoms. Do you know the name of the chemo drug? I bet it ends in MAB.

I had chemo for my non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma using Rituximab. Did you know that the name of this drug isn’t random? It is defined by the World Health Organization: Rituximab is made up of RI the unique name, TU the target (misc. tumor), and XI the source (chimeric) and MAB=monoclonal antibody. The MAB category of drugs is the latest scientific breakthrough and has produced Rituximab and Pembrolizumab (Keytruda – the Jimmy Carter miracle cancer drug). Learn more about MAB’s here:

MAB drugs are bio-engineered to target specific cells. Yes, some may have side-effects for some people. But the risk of triggering a CIDP relapse is pretty small, depending on the drug.