← Return to Ovarian Cancer: Should I go on Maintenance Therapy?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @dianainstaug, welcome to the Gyne Cancers group. I'm calling in fellow ovarian cancer members, like @dswiney @starko @rochellewisner @naturegirl5 @leannn @pauldale4 @odette @lilah @beccavrieze @marfish and @pbprice to join you in this discussion. Some are on maintenance therapy like Zejula (niraparib) or Avastin (bevacizumab ). Others are not.

Diana, Is it an option to delay maintenance therapy? Sounds like you need a break from side effects.

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Sorry I haven’t been active on here for a while but wanted to give an update. Diagnosed 6/16/16, 3C high grade serous, been on non stop therapy since then, Carbo/Taxol, Carbo /Gemzar, zejula, Lynparza, clinical trial Herceptin and Perjeta, back to Carbo/Taxol/ with Avastin and Avastin only infusions every 3 weeks since April. Next week is number 17. First time in 4 years that I haven’t had a big jump in my CA125, it’s been consistently in the 30’s. It was 4600 when I was diagnosed. So I’m positive that it’s keeping my tumors from growing. So I highly recommend doing what your oncologist recommends. My side effects are manageable and I’m in no pain. Good luck and feel free to ask any questions.

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