Side effects of treatment

Discuss with others your experiences of symptom management. Remember to always consult your doctors and nurses about specific concerns.


Doxil aftermath

  • By chermary1 · New reply 3:58 pm
  • 12 replies
  • I finished my 3 and final round of Doxil due to side affects. It's been 6 weeks, and although most of my problems are diminishing, I have had very itchy fingers (between the fingers) driving me Crazy ...

mouth sores

  • By Lindsaylaura · New reply 10:44 am
  • 11 replies
  • I am on Doxil and have gotten mouth sores, does anyone have any other suggestions besides rinsing with Biotine to help with these? Thanks ...


  • By theterrier · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • I understand that glutamine is helpful with neuropathy. I also read somewhere that it is a powder. What should I look for at the drugstore and how should I take it ...

Fatigue post chemo

  • By monsterdog · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I am 8 months post chemo. I got the flu 11 days ago and the worst symptoms are gone but I am still fatigued evey day. Could my immune system still be weak? My latest blood tests were normal ...


  • By M446 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • My niece completed IV taxol, IV cisplatin as well as IP approx 1 year ago. She has now developed bilateral hernias. Gyn-onc says it's a complication from Debukling surgery plus IP port. Seeing a surgeon ...

Teal Gals please Help, my ca125 was a 4. however...

  • By RJFar · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • I been out of treatment for one year. Every 4 months I got my ca125 done . It started at 7 then in four months it was 7.5 then 8 then 8.5. This week not up but it cut in half at 4. Yes this is great ...

It's been a bumpy ride!

  • By fmaccool · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi there, My partner (also on here) started her first chemo on Friday but not before our 6 year old son had to be home sick with a raging fever and chest cough. We had to get a neighbour to watch him ...

Is sex allowed during chemo?

  • By DocBin · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • I'm single and feel awkward to discuss this from my onco. Is this still safe to us emotionally, mentally and physically? I'm quite hesitant doing this again with my fiance ...

managing early menopause symptoms

  • By Kasiora21 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hi all, I am 32 and I just had my second ovary removed due to borderline ovarian cancer recurrence. That of course put me into early menopause. So far I have been getting hot flashes and they are pretty ...


  • By MelissaRN13 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • I am beginning doxil for progression of my stage 3c ovarian cancer. Was wondering what tips and experiences of those that have been on this ...

Doxil Again

  • By chermary1 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I know we have discussed the affects of doxil over and over. but I'm at my wits end. I have had 3 rounds of doxil after reoccurring . It's been 3 weeks since my 3rd round and I am sure I won't have any ...


  • By journey4life · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Hi Teal Sisters, I'm trying to get some information about hydronephrosis. My last PET scan showed hydronephrosis in one of my kidneys and I'm having an ultrasound this morning. If anyone out there has ...

Need Advice

  • By Chorister · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Developed a partial bowel obstruction and am just out of the hospital. Being "fed" through my port and they have inserted a PEG line to accommodate drainage of stomach so that I can only take very limited ...

Starting treatment at Mayo Clinic, MN: Anxious and scared

  • By PBT2014 · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • Hello, My sister is starting dose dense chemotherapy at the Mayo clinic, Rochester, MN on Friday, April 4,2014. She has had a complete hysterectomy and as of now, her CA 125 levels are low and scans are ...

Starting chemo next week

  • By theterrier · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • My ovarian cancer - just diagnosed - is Stage IIC. I believe that I am relatively lucky to be at that stage - but I am apprehensive about starting chemo. The doctor and nurse (at Yale-New Haven hospital ...

Carbopltin resistant. What else to use that is effective

  • By magdaqqq · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • Good day all, I have my 3rd re-occurrence of Ovarian cancer Stage 111C, now maybe stage IV. I had my 3rd round of Carboplatin with anti-allergic medication before the chemo, but had a very bad reaction ...

Neuropathy...still hanging around

  • By msjek · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 26 replies
  • My chemo ended 1.5 years ago. I realize I may be stuck with the neuropathy in my feet. Does anyone have any suggestions of something that may help? My toes still spasm and the arch of my foot gets constant ...

My wife

  • By Dudewala63 · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 27 replies
  • My wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Dec. since then she has had 3 chemo treatments.My wife is not at all the same wants to sleep and has a hard time eating.Luckily I was able to retire two weeks ...

Avastin causing nose bleeds

  • By Nannygoat48 · New reply March 29, 2014
  • 14 replies
  • Anyone out there taking Avastin for cancer and having a problem with the very common known side effect of nose bleeds? I am 9 weeks into my 18 weeks of treatment and would like to know if there is a known ...

Back pain during Doxil treatment

  • By Hopeful_Helen · Posted March 29, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hi all, My mam is currently after her fourth round of treatment and has heard that her Ca125 has dropped, which we are thrilled about.. Mam is experiencing back pain the last few days and I am just wondering ...

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