Nov 02, 2012 - 2:09 am
My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer Stage IIIc in June this year, had 2 cycles of Carbo/Taxol then debulking surgery in September. Since then she had 2 more cycles of chemo. CA125 went from 1600 at the time of diagnosis to now 25 right before her 4th cycle. She had a total of 4 cycles of chemo. She is starting to develop neuropathy, numbness in her fingers and feet, but still no problem with walking and cooking. Today, she saw her oncologist who gave her the option of stopping chemotherapy because her CA125 is back to normal and she has worsening neuropathy. The typical chemo treatment protocol is 6 cycles, but she now has the option of stopping after 4 cycles. We are not prepared for this and are surprised that stopping chemo is even an option for her right now. Has anyone had similar experience? Any advise or comment?