Treatment

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Lipodex and the Summer

BlueHydranga
  • By BlueHydranga · New reply yesterday at 10:10 pm
  • 2 replies
  • Hi Ladies...I hope some of you will chime in with some suggestions on how to deal with the summer months while on Lipodex...I know about the heat and skin reactions while on this drug, as I have experienced ...

No chemo

tuneup
  • By tuneup · New reply yesterday at 4:13 pm
  • 25 replies
  • I am just wondering if anybody ever questioned if the chemo is absolutely MUST? I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer IIIA. I had an oophorectomy Nov 2013 ( where the adenocarcinoma was found by my ...

Neutropenia and neupogen

Ovation22
  • By Ovation22 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I started taxol/carboplatin chemo 10 weeks ago but have been delayed 5 times due to low neutrophils. Has anyone been prescribed neupogen and are you available to discuss? Kindly advise and thank you ...

Estrogen Driven? How do I know?

MyMomsSon1974
  • By MyMomsSon1974 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • My mom has been put on Tamoxifen. I have heard that it only works if her cancer is Estrogen driven. She was tested for BRCA gene and she was negative. How do we know if her OVCA is estrogen driven? Thanks ...

Severe reaction doxil

MelissaRN13
  • By MelissaRN13 · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Had my first dose of doxil today. I had an anaphylactic reaction very quickly. Dr. wants to desensitize me on we diver a 24 hour period inpatient. Any experiences with this. Not my first rodeo with severe ...

taxol

mounser
  • By mounser · New reply April 21, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Hi to all . Has anyone had taxol on its own ? I have it weekly and get on very well apart from itching. Has anybody experienced this side effect. It really is quite annoying although portion does take ...

Weight gain while in chemo

Charski
  • By Charski · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • How long before the pesky wight gain experienced from chemotherapy starts to to go away? I finish my treatments in 3 weeks, so how long before weight starts to stabilize ...

Ascities Remedies?

suzyq62xoxo
  • By suzyq62xoxo · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 28 replies
  • Hi everyone, I'm at least a week away from being able to begin treatments for my recurrence. Unfortunately I'm also starting to build up the dreaded ascities. Can anyone tell me if there are any kind ...

Has anyone had chemo with platelets at 85?

Mes1103
  • By Mes1103 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Good afternoon, everyone. It will be 4 weeks since my last Taxol/Carbo infusion on Friday (4/18), my oncologist has had my blood tested every Wednesday to see how low my platelets dropped between infusions ...

Avastin is rougher than I was told!

msc1939
  • By msc1939 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 29 replies
  • Why does my doctor always toss it off so lightly, "just a little bone and joint pain", as if it's too minor to worry about? And why do I keep falling for it? Maybe I'm becoming soft in my old age. After ...

Groin lymph node recurrence .

Joanla
  • By Joanla · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • I finished chemo nov 2012. I was 3C . Now have bilateral inguinal node recurrence. I can just take doxil or wait until my marker goes above normal . I asked about radiation or micro surgery. He didn't ...

avastin and small intestine ulcer

rlf
  • By rlf · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Has anyone experienced a small intestine ulcer while taking avastin. I sucessfully used this drug for a year 3 years ago. My cancer recurred in December and I started chemo in January. After 4 treatments ...

PARP Inhibitor Experience?

SuzyQ62
  • By SuzyQ62 · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 15 replies
  • Hi Everyone, Has anyone been in a PARP Inhibitor clinical trial? How has it been for you? Does it clear up ascites? Huggggs and love, Suzy ...

better chemo tollerance

berriesandlimes
  • By berriesandlimes · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Sicnce original disgnosis in 2010, I have been wrought with chemo tteatment that was close to unbearable. The cancer I have won't be eradicated, but the condition IS manageable. I take ,,,25 mg cytoxan ...

Whatever happened to PACMA31?

SuzyQ62
  • By SuzyQ62 · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I don't see clinical trials or anything going on for this, and it was discovered in2012! Anybody know anything new about this ...

Monoclonal Antibodies

suzyq62xoxo
  • By suzyq62xoxo · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Hi Everyone, I'd like to start a new discussion of Monoclonal Antibodies (mABs). These are the proteins on your cancer cells that essentially tell your immune system, "don't eat me." I'm combing through ...

Estrogen Inhibitors: Megace versus Femara or?

Astoria
  • By Astoria · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I have been receiving Doxil and Carboplatin without interruption for a year now (12 infusions so far). After shrinking, my tumor load has now "stabilized" - although I pray it will start shrinking again ...

Blood Work

JulieV
  • By JulieV · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Hi everyone. I am in remission from Ovarian 3C 5 years and I am very, very grateful. I have been going to my Gynecological Oncologist every six months and now at the 5 Yr. mark is goes to one year which ...

Avastin treatment

felecia35
  • By felecia35 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • I was wondering if anyone have heard that you can't have surgery while on Avastin ...

Ovestin (hrt)Cream could cause my OVC reoccur

Corolyn
  • By Corolyn · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 13 replies
  • Hi there I had OVC stage 1a I had a complete hysterectomy august 2013 & tests taken showed no cancer left anywhere, to be sure I went through chemo & radiaton. They prescribed vagina Ovestin cream (HRT ...

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