Jul 15, 2007 - 6:01 am
I have stage 3C endometrial cancer - 2 lymph nodes positive out of 19 after february 07 surgery. I have had three chemo tx's of cisplatin, doxorubicin and taxol (each tx over two days), followed by 25 radiation txs. Just started second round of chemo in early july - which wiped all systems out and landed me in the hospital for transfusion, hydration, electrolytes, antibiotics and counts that were in the basement. Neuropathy now in feet too after this last treatment. One onc doc told me - at the hospital -if I were his patient he'd have me stop the chemo now. He said three chemos were needed (I have now had 4) and beyond that he called them "safety" chemos ie there is no literature backing up that one needs more than the three. Perhaps the ca-125 marker might be useful though, he said, in assessing whether it is definitely time to stop. My own onc is still pushing for me to finish out the 6 treatments but perhaps without taxol. I am thinking it is time to stop. My body feels like it has reached its limit... but I have doubts about which way to go. What are your experiences with making this kind of difficult decision and on what did you base your decision?