I read somewhere in the blogs that your insurance may not pay for doxil. FIGHT IT. It is now recommended for relapses of ovarian and uterine cancer. Send the company articles. Have your Doctor fight for you. Be assertive; tell your Doctor you want him to fight for it; not have someone in the office do it. Plain adriamycin can affect your heart. I took it for breast cancer. The liposomatic doxil is so much easier. What insurance do you have? I also took avastin with it and had great results; now that one is hard to get covered but you can get it covered with serous. I am so sorry with all of the heartache and stress we have that we have to fight for medication we need to just live! Please, don't throw in the towel. Fight it.
Also, I read that prozac increases the efficacy of doxil 1000%. I would start taking it six weeks before you begin doxil; it takes that long to work.
They don't have all the data in on that one but it can't hurt. Liposomal doxil was developed in Israel and they also noted that prozac helped; they are trying to do retro studies so results are out fast. But since it's not contraindicated I thought why not give it a shot?
I know we walk a fine line from being over involved in our care (telling the Doctor what to do; reading on the internet until we're scared to death) and being assertive and an advocate for ourselves. Now is time to be an advocate.
I did get a rash after the fourth one. But it was 100 degrees here and I went out two stores. I think what got me was getting back in the 150 degree car. Not too smart. So if it's hot get some good books, videos, have friends over.