Sep 06, 2001 - 11:10 pm
I've read all the messages and now wonder if some symptoms I'm experiencing are chemo related--although oncology says not. Completing four of six treatments of Cytoxan and carboplatin for stage II C ovarian cancer, I'm dealing with joint swelling and facial swelling particularly between my eyes but also skin rash/dermatitis on top of my arms, upper back and neck. Also, my skin texture has changed--spots are visible, pronounced wrinkles close to joints.
Also, what can I expect after finishing chemo i.e. how will my oncologist know if cancer reoccurs--is the CA 125 the only way to gauge a cancer "survivor" current status?