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Archives for December 2006
Hi. I'm new to this network. I've just been diagnosed with my fourth reoccurence of OC and the Dr. wants me to start on an oral chemo called Hexalen. Has anyone experienced this drug? Just wondering about side effects. I would appreciate any help. Thanks
Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all of my friends on this board. I hope that you are able to have a day pain free with family and friends. God Bless all of you! Jami
CA125 going up
I had a port flush and CA125 done this week. Unfortunately my ca125 has gone up. But the good news is 29 isn't a bad number. The Avastin had brought my markers down to 10 and we had hoped it would cause everything to stay quiet. My next appointment at the U is at the end of January. I have another port flush just before…
Drug induced liver damage
Has anyone who has had treatment for cancer, ended up with liver damage? I had six rounds of carboplatin/taxol for stage 3a ovarian cancer. I now have non-alcholic steatohepatitis. I am on a waiting list to see a specialist for this. I have read everything I can get my hands on, but can't seem to find what the prognosis is…
Understanding CA 125 Levels
I have a copy of a brochure from the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation that explains CA 125 levels really well. It's available to print (from a pdf) at http://www.thegcf.org/pubs/CA125Levels_brochure.pdf It's 12 pages, and of course, you can just read it online if you want.
Well last month my ca-125 started back up so today my doctor said I may start doxil Wed. I was on taxetere. I will know what my numbers are tomorrow. I really thought I would get through these 6 treatments and be through, I had 3 of taxetere before my numbers started back up. Sounds like several people have been on doxil.…
Some Sad News
Hello to all my friends on the board. Tonight I have some sad news to share with all of you. Mom passed away on Friday morning at the age of 90. It was not the cancer that hurt her, it was simply being old and tired. Her heart just stopped. After all that she had gone through and conquered I though she might just live to…