Many of you know my story; I am a 6 and half year survivor (11/15/02) who did get 3 and half years of remission. Mine returned April 2006. I have been on Carbo, Taxol, and Gemzar my first 10 treatments, had the second look surgery in Aug. 2003, more cancer found; so we opted for intraperitoneal chemo of Cisplatinum; they inserted the port; surgeon accidentally poked a hole in my intestine; I nearly died; but the peritonitis kept my cancer at bay for 3 and half years. Well anyway in Aug. 2006 - May 2007 I was on Avastin until I got some severe Abdominal Blockages; took about a 15 month break from chemo then had another severe blockage and lost about 20 lbs; started back on Avastin and Etoposide in Aug. 2008 - Jan. 2009.
Well I stopped the Etoposide the beginning on Dec. 2008. Well I had a severe Adbominal Blockage and we were able to avoid surgery. Well then an alien looking tumor started to look as if it were going to burst through my tummy; it's trippy in my blog to watch and read this progression, but I had my 5th major abdominal surgery on May 15, 2009.
I am still recovering but a study was done on my tumors to find that they were indeed estrogen positive. Well my oncologist/chemo doctor prescribed Tamoxifen for my current chemo to see if it will work on shrinking some tumors that are on top of my rib cage. Has anyone heard of having Tamoxifen to Treat Recurrent Ovarian Cancer?