B Joan
B Joan Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Ovarian Cancer #1
I was diagnosed Stage 3C in January 2007. Had the usual aggressive surgery and then IP/IV cisplatin and taxol. I had an 11 month remission and have been on several chemo regimens since. Most recently I did well on Topotecan for about 8 months. It suddenly stopped working which is maybe just as well because by that time I could hardly tolerate the week long treatments. I have just started on Navelbine. Does anyone have any experience with this drug? At this point I am worried about running out of treatment options.


  • BonnieR
    BonnieR Member Posts: 1,526 Member
    Lots of things to do yet :-)
    Hi Joan, I have not personally been on navelbine, but have friends that have been. They said it wasn't bad, hair thinned and flu like symptoms ~ sounds a bit like the topo side affects.

    BUT ~ my main reason to respond is to the "running out of treatment options". I was diagnosed Jan 2003 and have only one time I can count as a remission and not really. That was right after the first surgery and chemo.. for 3 months my ca125 stayed normal and I actually thought I beat the disease. Anyway I have a list of treatments I have had so if you post what you have been on I'd be happy to add all my chemos to the list and each month we survive they find something new to try.

    Here a just a few: Abraxane, taxol/carbo, topotecan, avastin/cytoxin, etoposide, taxatere, desentized carbo ~ twice, doxil, oxiliplatin, gemzar, hmmmm now my memory fails me but you get the idea ~ lots of obtions so give your worries to the Lord and continue to post your questions here. Prayers ♥ Hugs Bonnie

    "Be anxious about nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6, 7

    "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

    "All things work together for good to them that love God and are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

    "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee." Isaiah 26:3

    "These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good chear, for I have overcome the world." John 16:33