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Taxol or no taxol

  • By Bluehill · New reply 12:05 am
  • 3 replies
  • I had my last chemo for stage 3 ovarian cancer on 2/12, then CT on 3/27. The result is that I had cancer on my right pelvis lymph notes, so had my surgery on 4/8. My doctor suggested that I should have ...

Avastin is rougher than I was told!

  • By msc1939 · New reply yesterday at 11:06 pm
  • 27 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 ...

Has anyone had chemo with platelets at 85?

  • By Mes1103 · New reply yesterday at 10:28 pm
  • 9 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 ...

Groin lymph node recurrence .

  • By Joanla · New reply yesterday at 10:21 pm
  • 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 ...

Ascities Remedies?

  • By suzyq62xoxo · New reply yesterday at 7:47 pm
  • 26 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 ...


  • By mounser · New reply yesterday at 6:26 pm
  • 5 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 ...

avastin and small intestine ulcer

  • By rlf · New reply yesterday at 1:53 pm
  • 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?

  • By SuzyQ62 · New reply yesterday at 1:47 pm
  • 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 ...

Weight gain while in chemo

  • By Charski · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 19 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 ...

better chemo tollerance

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

Barakat patients: Were you able to find a dr to replace him for follow-up?

  • By cancerinfo · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • For those patients who had cancer surgery with Dr. Barakat at Sloan-Kettering, I'm wondering whether his office or the hospital helped you find another doctor at S-K to continue with your follow-up care ...

Ovestin (hrt)Cream could cause my OVC reoccur

  • 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 ...

4 vs. 6 rounds of Taxol/Carbo for serous

  • By Mes1103 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • I had my fourth round of chemo last Friday and am really struggling. Nausea gets worse with each round (as expected), but is not well-controlled with any of the meds my GYN-ONC prescribed. No vomiting ...

Hormonal Swings Without Ovaries?

  • By Astoria · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Just when I thought I was on a program that made sense, a new symptom is causing me anxiety and leading me to question that same program. Over the past month or so, I have begun to experience occasional ...


  • By dport · New reply April 5, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • when they say you have 18 weeks of chemo that you will take every 3 weeks, are they counting 3 weeks as 1 week ...

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