May 21, 2012 - 9:49 pm
My mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian cancer in October 2011. At this point her cancer was inoperable and she was told to start with carbo/taxol. She had 2 rounds of chemo and her ca125 went from over 3000 to in the 100s. At this point, my mom had an unsuccessful debulking surgery. They gave her a complete hysterectomy but could not get the tumors that lined her mesentary. At this point she has had 2 more rounds of carbo/taxol since the surgery and her ca125 numbers began rising. Thus, the chemo is no longer working. The next course of action is to do a ct scan to see if the ct scan matches what the ca125 numbers tell us. Then if the carbo/taxol is not working they are going to put her on abraxane.
Does anyone have any similar experiences or advice? I'm so worried because abraxane only works 20% of the time as a second form of chemo treatment.