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Guitardiva
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Joined: May 2017

Doxil/Avastin after recurrence

Hi everyone, I'm new to this board.

I just started Doxil/Avastin for metastases to the retroperitoneal lymph nodes only five months after finishing carboplatin and Taxol. (I was only Stage IC at initial diagonsis but it is apparently quite aggressive.)  I am interested in hearing how others have done with that regimen in terms of tolerating/side effects, and if it worked for you (that "progression free survival" thing).  Of course, we are no longer looking for a cure, just "management" and I'm waiting to see just what that means.

Thanks!

Noelle

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sbcarper22
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Joined: Mar 2017

Blood Count Problems

Hello everyone! While I have been an avid reader of the discussion board, this is my first post. In December, I was diagnosed with stage 1C ovarian cancer and stage 1 uterine cancer. I have had two surgeries and 3 doses of chemo thus far. My chemo has been on hold for 3 weeks due to low ANC and platelets. I will be receiving Neulasta once I am able to get my next chemo treatment. My question - has anyone had any luck with taking papaya leaf extract or Manuka honey to increase bone marrow production? I have been researching online and heard that these two items can help raise blood counts.

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LorettaMarshall
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Joined: Sep 2012

Snajada~Am choosing 2 answer U here since U R writing on a very old post that's not very active!

Dear Mike:

lucky4thtime
Posts: 3
Joined: May 2017

Side effects and possible change of protocol

Hello everyone, 

I am new to CNS, but not new to ovarian cancer, as my name suggests.

I have two questions:

Does anyone else have swollen and tender breasts? They feel like they used to do before I had my period.  I am on a regime of two weeks of Abraxane, one week of Abraxane and Avastin, and the fourth week off.  

My other question is this: this chemo regime was to prevent my hair falling out.  As a result, my chemo schedule will continue through early September, and I need a double knee replacement after that.

Varun Bhardwaj
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2017

need help

my mom , has ca 125  - 156 .. doctor is saying its suspicious .. although ultra sound is saying "there is heterogeneous SOL measuring 8.0X 5.6 cm seen in operated bed posterior to urinary bladder -likely mitotic in nature. mimimul free fluid is seen in the pelvis ".

CEA IS 1.41

COLONOSCOPY - NORMAL 

 

i m very tense and scared .

 

please help 

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LorettaMarshall
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Joined: Sep 2012

LYNPARZA~A separate reply 2 "PandaGypsy" re her upcoming treatment if she can afford it! + video & printed med articles

Dear “PandaGypsy” ~

I read your very post here at this link:  https://csn.cancer.org/node/309418

Tathc001
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2017

Hair loss

Hello everyone,  I am trying to make a decision. I have had my first round of chemo 2 weeks ago. My scalp is hurting so bad, it hurts to do anything. I already have a pixie cut, but if I went shorter and shaved it would that help with the pain at all? I asked my chemo nurse today and she told me my head would get really cold. I don't care about the cold I live in fl and it is hot! Plus I can cover my head.

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LorettaMarshall
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Joined: Sep 2012

Lucky4thtime~Am putting your inquiry here so others will be sure 2 see it

lucky4thtime

Posts: 1
Joined: May 2017

May 14, 2017 - 9:38 pm

Hello--anyone taking Avastin and Abraxane ?

This is my fourth go-round with ovarian cancer.

PlantLady36
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2017

Newly diagnosed

I had a hysterectomy on Tuesday because of my right ovary being the size of a football.  The doctor came in yesterday to talk to me, it was Mucinous Carcinoma (spelling?).  Obviously we won't know the stage or grade until all the pathology is back.  She said she is fairly sure it is stage 1 but the cyst leaked while they were removing it because it was fused to my colon because of old scar tissue. Scared to death right now.  So many thoughts going through my head.  

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Jamie4304
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Joined: May 2017

Second Opinion? Stage 2B/2C Serous Carcinoma

Hello, everyone. I'm pretty new to this website but I was looking to get some advice.

I was diagnosed with stage 2B Serous Carcinoma and had it removed (the tumor) as well as my left ovary and tube back in December of 2016. I had non-invasive implants and also tested positive for tumor cells in my pelvic washings. I was never offered any clinical trials or chemo.

I was also denied to get any genetic testing even though my grandmother and aunt both suffered from breast and cervical cancer. My other grandmother and grandfather also passed away from lung and prostate cancer.

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