Sep 12, 2013 - 10:33 am
My mother-in-law is going to be starting her third chemo treatment for metastatic endometrial cancer. The first two treatments were Carbo/Taxol and then Carbo alone. This time it's going to beTopotecan every day for a week with two weeks off in between. I think she is nervous about the side effects because it is a new drug. Does anyone have any experience with Topotecan? Her Dr. says it's stronger than Doxil and some of the other alternatives but wants to try it now since she's feeling strong right now.
She is an amazing woman, and we want to give her all the support possible. About three years ago, she started juicing and we have tried some of the dietary changes described in Life Over Cancer by Dr. Kieth Block, Anticancer by Dr. Servan-Schrieber, and The Crazy Sexy Cancer Diet by Kris Carr. Does anyone have any recommendations for complementary/integrative care? We're also looking for some gyn/oncologist and hospitals for a second opinion. Thank you all for sharing your experiences and wisdom on these message boards!