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Nivolumab(Opdivo) for ovarian cancer

Has anyone gotten into a trial or used this drug off label for ovarian cancer? My mom has stage iv ovarian cancer and we are thinking to try this immunotheraphy drug for her. It is FDA approved for a few other cancers and I know it's in trials for ovarian and other cancers. Just seeing if anyone has tried it or known anyone who has. Thanks! 


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Thank you, Redbook!

I realize this is from February but I appreciate that they are bringing this forward.  I hope you enjoy the article:


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stage 4 ovarian cancer second line therapy

Good morning all,

My mother is 65 years old and was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in December after sudden accumulation of 7L of ascites.

She had optimal debulking at Sloan kettering in January 2016: Total hysterectomy, omentectomy, removal of gall bladder, spleen, part of duodenum rectum  bladder and lymph nodes. She healed without any complications and started chemo immediately 4 weeks post op.  She has had no side effects from the chemo regimen carboplatin/taxol. Just little tired.

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New and so confused in this

<p>I was diagnosed with cervical cancer after some time of painful sex. I have most my cervix removed and after I wwas told to do a pet scan and a mri.  After that it showed I had a tumor growing in my ovarie I had it biopsied and take. Out but I feel so strang bc they dont want to do chemo or radiation. And this entire time I have not been really sick.

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Do you realize how important this info is to a spouse of an OC fighter?

I don't know how welcoming you all are to a male on this discussion group of mostly women, but I got to tell you that since my wife's diagnosis on March 31st, 2016, this is the only one that I've found helpful to learn about ovarian cancers. By reading many posts, I feel I have a general grasp of info where I am actually an asset to my wife. When I get more time, I can explain her exact diagnosis. She's stage 3C or 4. The 2 litres of fluid they took off her lungs came back as suspicious of being cancerous but they did not say it was or it wasn't.

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New here and wondering if anyone else had choriocarcinoma??

I was diagnosed last February with ovarian choriocarcinoma after a miscarriage. Very rare cancer. It's been one year since my treatment and I feel pretty good physically. I haven't really talked much about what I went thru last year. People just don't understand. They try..but they just can't. So was just hoping someone out here could relate to me just a little bit:). 

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FDA alert-Avoid CIPRO RX for Urinary Tract Infections, sinusitis, bronchitis if lesser drugs will suffice

Good evening friends~

Today in my list of medical alerts, I see this article by the FDA released May 12, 2016. 

Now we are told that Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), should not be used to treat uncomplicated infections such as sinusitis, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections for which other drug types are effective.

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Just trying to see if I can post

Don't know about you, but my posts have not gone thru for days, so forgive me for not answering.  I put them in WORD and tried to paste and the same old SECURITY msg comes up.  I've complained, but so far nothing has improved.  I'm still here.  If this posts, it's a fluke, but I'll try.


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CA 125 for ovarian cancer

rising CA 125 after first cycle with taxol+carboplatin?? any one has same?should I worry please answer me, before surgery,it was 4000,then after surgery it went down to 800, now after first cycle of paclitaxel+carboplatin it is 1300????

I appreciate any kind soul who can answer me frankly and advice me,thank you

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WA DC July 2016 Conference

I registered for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance conference July 8 to 11, 2016 in WA DC. From Washington State to WA DC, wow what trip! Maybe you will be there too? 


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