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First recurrence treatment?

mom2greatkids's picture
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Joined: Jun 2011

Hi Ladies,

I meet with my oncologist tomorrow to discuss his treatment plan. After nine months of complete remission, I have my first recurrence. I was first diagnosed in May '11. What drugs have any of you had for recurrence? Wonder if I will be given carbo/taxol/avaistan again? I'm just frustrated, discouraged, and scared.



poopergirl14052's picture
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Joined: Nov 2010

I had Carbo /Taxol again...then next reoccurrence was Cisplatin/Gemzar for four tx because number went up...now back on Carbe/Taxol again. Feeling sad and scared is normal....we are. Human I guess...so it is time to kick butt....Val

kikz's picture
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and I am taking Tamoxifen. That is what my surgeon recommended, and my oncologist concurred. My son and I met with the oncologist and decided to try this option. If it doesn't work I will have chemo. I don't know which one. I am feeling okay but just trying to take it one day at a time. As I have said it is the unknown that gets to me.


lovesanimals's picture
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I've been lucky to not have had a reoccurrence, so I can't help you with your specific question. But I'm sending you lots of good wishes and prayers as you and your doctor decide on the game plan. As Val said, you can and will kick cancer's butt!


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I was put on carbo/taxo/ because it worked so very well the first time. I'm now on cisplatin/gemzar. Of course you're frustrated and scared. We'll be right here with you every step of the way... here's to kicking butt!
(((HUGS))) Maria

LoveButterflies's picture
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Good Luck Carla! I pray whatever treatment you undertake, it will bring you back into remission.

Take care!


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Glad to be done
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Carla I just my chemo at the end of June. I did cisplatin/taxol so if you end up with that I may be able to answer some of your questions.

Good luck and let us know how your appointment goes tomorrow

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