Jan 28, 2013 - 9:01 am
My mom was recently diagnosed with a malignant mixed mellurian tumor (MMMT; carcinosarcoma) in the uterine wall. It was found when the tumor was removed after a laparoscopic hysterectomy. It was determined to be a low stage (because it was confined) but a high grade (because of the size). She underwent radiation every day for 5 weeks (with cisplatin once per week). She is scheduled to start chemotherapy this Tuesday. My question is regarding the chemotherapy drugs. I have read so many different opinions about which drugs are most effective to treat this particular type of rare and aggressive cancer, and the doctor doesn't seem to have a definite opinion about which to choose.
... Anyone who has successfully beat this cancer... can you PLEASE share with me which drugs your doctor used that were most effective and most well tolerated? At first my mom's doctor suggested carboplatin/taxol; now he's suggesting gemzar/taxotere, and I have read about others as well. I appreciate ANY advice you can offer me as well as effective alternative treatments with which you are familiar.
I have been doing research, and I am very scared and confused. Please reply as soon as you possibly can.