Jun 10, 2012 - 7:08 pm
Hi everyone, I have a questions for all of you veterans out there.
I have been on avastin (400ml) and low dose DC (carbo/taxotere) since March. My CA125 dived initially 300 points and I was very excited that after all these years, this might be the bullet to shoot me into another remission. Since then, every month numbers continue to go down, but not as fast. (I am currently at 217) I no longer think I will be going into remission, but do know I need some kind of break soon, to wash out the toxins and re-charge my body, soul and spirit!
My neuropathy is getting worse, and I am not sure how nuch more of the taxotere I can take. I will try for a few more doses, and hopefully get the number low enought to take a chemo/avastin break soon. Another option is to just take avastin, but the price is so steep, I am not sure about that one.......
My estrogen level is moderate to high on the essay always and last summer, my doctor in the States mentioned that for a chemo break, tamoifen would be a good choice for me.
My question for everyone is, what really the difference between lupron, tamoxifen, femara etc? Isn't it really all one and the same and lowers your estrogen so the tumors don't have as much fuel to reproduce? It has got to be more complicated than that, but I am too lazy to research it and thought someone who already had could briefly share their wisdome. I love this board, for that reason!!!