Dec 18, 2008 - 6:45 pm
We were home early from my Dr visit at the U and chemo was cancelled because of the allergic reaction I had last time. They said it would only get worse and my air passages would swell shut on me. Plus my ca125 went up again and the ct-scan showed that not only did the previous areas grow but there was new tumor growth. My Dr is trying to get a different drug approved; if it isn't approved we will try weekly taxol. Of course I have already shed some tears, oh well the good news is I probably won't be sick from chemo for Christmas.
The tumor on my liver has doubled in size and there is another one on the lower lobe now also, the tumor by colon is double in size and has a partner growing right next to it, same with the tumors in pelvis all have increased in size and there are two more new growths on my left side and they say additional small seedings and the area on my vaginal cuff is double in size too. So not very good news at all.
My dr is trying to get the drig Nexavar(sorafenib) tabllets (it has been in studies so far) for me, it is similar to avastin but is a pill. You take it along with chemo infusion, either carbo or gemzar and he said carbo is out so it would be gemzar. My cancer grew quite a bit when I was on gemzar and I was sick from it but maybe with the new drug it would work. Otherwise my only option is to try a taxol drug which has never worked for me but its been several years since we've tried it, so just never know.
I've been keeping up with all the posts and send you all many prayers and hugs.
Merry Christmas Bonnie
PS Monika thanks for the Email and taxotere is out as my cancer grew in leaps and bounds when we tried that but thanks for the input. Enjoy the hot chocolate, I love hot chocolate in my coffee in the mornings.