May 23, 2005 - 7:18 pm
I've been having a lot of problems with web-site. Wanted to re-post about my menopause questions.
I'm still trying to figure out if I want to delay my radiation treatments so that I can have my ovaries moved out of the radiation field to save them from damage and me from early menopause.
I really don't want to delay the radiation treatments. And even if I did get my ovaries moved, I hear they will still get some scatter radiation. Also my ovaries are going to be affected by my chemotherapy regimen. Anyone gone into menopause from FOLFOX + Avastin alone without radiation? I have had four rounds of chemo and I stopped menstruating. I'm not sure if it is a permannet thing or if my period will return after chemo ends.
I called a bunch of docs today to try to get some info but haven't heard back yet..
I'm supposed to start radiation on the 31st with a practice day on the 27th.
I'm very much leaning towards NOT moving my ovaries because I am more scared of not surviving my liver metastasis than complications from early menopause. But of course part of me wonders if I'll regret it, if I get lucky and breeze through my cancer treatments and could have avoided menopause.
Thanks for any input and for the e-mails you have already sent,