Jun 22, 2013 - 11:05 am
How bad is your neuropathy and how do you handle it? I quit IP chemo after four and a half rounds because of neuropathy in my hands and feet. My oncologist was afraid it would become permanent if I continued. He was convinced I had enough, scans are 100 percent clear and my ca125 is 6. But the oncologist/gynecologist who removed my IP port convinced my regular oncologist (they work closely together) to give me one more round of IV chemo once a week for the next three weeks just to be sure. I know they are right, the data I have seen suggests much higher percentage for longer life and longer remission. But I am so scared of more neuropathy. I can handle the amount I have now but any more and I think my quality of live would be negatively impacted. How much neuropathy were you able to handle, did it ever improve and for those of you who pushed through the last rounds of IP and had neuropathy was it worth it?