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chemo for recurrence - Cytoxan

shirla
  • By shirla · Posted December 25, 2011
  • In Ovarian Cancer National Alliance · 17 replies
  • Has anyone had Cytoxan. I have had 5 other types but the doctor said this is sort of a last try for me. Said Cytoxan has been around a long time and could be effective. This is my 5th time so I would ...

Finally Cancer Free (Again)

shirla
  • By shirla · Posted November 2, 2011
  • In Ovarian Cancer National Alliance · 22 replies
  • This last recurrence (#3) has been a longer battle, but the results are wonderful. As of last month after chemo surgery and more chemo, my MRI showed no evidence of disease and my CA 125 was 5. Life is ...

Topotecan Chemo (third ocurrence)

shirla
  • By shirla · Posted May 21, 2011
  • In Ovarian Cancer National Alliance · 4 replies
  • I have just started Topotecan (once aweek for three weeks and a week off for six cycles). I had one dose and went for my second on Wednesday but could not have it because my counts were in the sewer ...

topotecan-What can I expect.

shirla
  • By shirla · Posted April 1, 2011
  • In Ovarian Cancer National Alliance · 5 replies
  • I have just had my second debulking for OVCA and have been on chemo 3 times. next month my Gyn/Onoc is going to start me on Topotecan. I have been on Carbo/Taxol twice and Doxil. I would appreciate any ...

Doxil Rash & blisters

shirla
  • By shirla · Posted January 30, 2011
  • In Ovarian Cancer National Alliance · 18 replies
  • I have had 2 treatments (3rd one due Feb 8) of Doxil for my second recurrence of OC. I felt pretty good until the last two weeks when I began getting a rash under my arms and bra, on my chest and face ...

When do Doxil side effects begin

shirla
  • By shirla · Posted December 18, 2010
  • In Ovarian Cancer National Alliance · 3 replies
  • I am in my third occurence and just began Doxil (every 28 days). I have previously had Carbo/Taxol both times win 8 and 17 mothn remissions. I still havve some of the tiredness and numb toes from the ...

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