Apr 08, 2010 - 2:41 pm
We have received conflicting opinions from different Oncologists about whether she should be on the conventional standard treatment (Carboplatin 6 AUC (1 hr) and Paclitaxel (Taxol) ~180 mg/m2 (3 hr)-both every three weeks) or try a new WEEKLY paclitaxel regimen such as the one recently demonstrated in a Japanese study (Katsumata, N. et al. Lancet. 2009 Oct 17;374(9698):1331-8) to show improved survival for OVARIAN cancer (Carboplatin 6 AUC-every three weeks and Paclitaxel (Taxol) 80 mg/m2 EVERY WEEK).
It sounds like for the initial chemo, the majority of the women on this board received the standard Taxol/Carbo every 3 weeks regimen. What would be helpful is to hear from the women who did NOT receive this standard every 3 weeks regimen but instead received a WEEKLY paclitaxel regimen.
Could you please post the EXACT Taxol/Carbo regimen that you received (or are receiving) if it deviates from the standard Taxol/Carbo every 3 weeks? Also, could you tell me WHERE you are being treated?
I am trying to get a feel for how widely accepted this WEEKLY Taxol /Carbo Regimen is for Endometrial Cancer Patients receiving Chemo for the first time.
I look forward to hearing from you!