Feb 04, 2011 - 5:09 pm
In reply to your post under my original post regarding treatment. I think my onc wanted to start with avastin/cytoxan because it is gentler. If that worked I'd still have Taxol in my pocket. I am still not 100% it wasn't working. I didn't have a beginning treatment ca125 drawn. My lastest ca125 was 2wks prior to starting that regimen. so, my post cytoxan/avstin ca125 had 2 additional weeks with no treatment added on to it. Is it possible my ca125 was higher and then came down, I don't know.
On the upside, Gemzar did hold me stable but did not shrink my areas. My last scan while on Gemzar showed very minimal growth. I decided to end that treatment to go into the trial. Actually my onc recommended I go into the trial because he was afraid it would close. Gemzar, Topo and the others DO WORK on some people.
Good luck on your scan.