Oct 24, 2010 - 9:10 pm
When my mom was diagnosed with OC, it was found because of fluid building up around her lungs. She had chest tubes put in and has had to have them drained every day, then every two days, now every three days. Fluid slowed down a little but not very significant. Doctor told us that after the first infusion of chemo she would see a decrease in the fluid build up. That the chemo would "kill" the fluid build up since it's killing the cancer cells that make up that fluid. When that didn't happen she was told that sometimes it takes until the second infusion. Now, three infusions later she still has the chest tubes, still has to be drained every three days with not much decrease, and sometimes no decrease at all.