Oct 23, 2013 - 10:53 pm
I was diagnosed OVCA March 2012 and had three rounds of carbo/taxol before surgery June 2012. Serous, stage 3c, high grade, with an unrelated stage 1 uterine cancer. After surgery, I did IV/IP cis/taxol for six months. CT looked pretty good and ca125 was "less than5." Since January 2013 I have been on taxol every 28 days, but the ca125 crept higher each month. Not a lot, but always higher, to over 110 this month. The CT scans every three months aren't alarming when compared to the last one, the changes are ever so slight. But compared to last December....there's a problem With a couple pelvic lymph nodes. So my gyro-onc has proposed Gemzar/carbo on a 21 day cycle.
Who are the experts to tell me the secrets to tolerating this new course? I am used to the Miralax-zofran-comparing routine. And I just got a new wig. What else Should I be prepared for?