Jun 09, 2002 - 9:56 am
I am a six year survivor of ovarian cancer. I was treated with carboplatin and taxol. My teacher's aide was diagnosed with very aggressive breast cancer and is receiving chemotherapy. One type of chemo she is receiving has the nickname "red devil". She has also been started on taxol which she says is the worse. The problem is: She is giving up. She plans to tell the doctor she will no longer take this. When I said to her, "Do you know what happens if you don't take chemo?", she said, "yes, I will die." We were just putting into words the obvious. I am very distressed because she is giving up, and I don't know how to help her. Any help with this will be appreciated.