May 16, 2006 - 10:33 am
Would like for You all to know your help and guidance in the past was well recieved and appreciated.My Sister Barbara,going through Ovarian Cancer,is contemplating not taking the last 6 treatments of Taxol.To begin with they gave her 3 trmnts of Carboplatium and Taxol,then the debulking surgery from which they said the first 3 trmnts killed all except one very small peice of Cancer in one Ovary which was on it's way out anyway.They also put in a second port(this was justed passed by the FDA 2 weeks before)this one in her upper abdomen.The next plan of action was to give her straight Platinum in the abdominal port 3 x and Taxol in the upper port. I guess she is thinking that if the first 3 killed almost all of the Cancer and she has had 3 more heavy duty treatments,there shouldn't be anything else left to kill.It makes sense - my question is it really safe though? All of this is really taking its toll on her in several different ways.If most of You remember her Husband passed away right before her surgery,she hasn't been able to work and Lord knows it takes Government agencies for ever to get things rolling,in the meantime she is left looking at Cobra,since her time is coming up that she won't get the same rates as she was before it has become a source of worry for her.She doesn't think she will be able to afford it,so this saddled with the big hit the chemo has taken on her-what do You think? Any suggestions-I would like to print this if I get enough responses and mail it to her so if anyone has anything in the way of encouraging words please-now is the time -I need Your help to help my Sister.