Nov 29, 2009 - 7:54 pm
I was diagnosed with Stage 3A low-grade ovarian cancer (micro-papillary serous carcinoma) in September, had an optimal debulking surgery (total hysterecotomy) and started chemo at the end of September. So far 3 rounds down, 5 to go.
However, low-grade ovarian cancer supposedly means that it grows more slowly than the "normal" kind of ovarian cancer, but also that it is less responsive to chemo. I am on an 8 cycle treatment of carbo/topotecan and then carbo/doxil, but am curious to see what others with low-grade ovarian cancer are getting treated with. We are trying to get insurance company to approve Avastin, but no luck yet.
Please let me know if you are a low-grade cancer survivor, and if you can let me know about your treatment plan, thanks! (Note that this is not LMP.)