The Avastin didn't stop the growth of the cancer. Just got an appointment at UCLA for a trial. I see them next Tuesday. Will update when I find out more and return home.
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No, they started with the Taxol/carboplaten treatments, but may have been caused by the hysterectomy just before the chemo. They have gotten worse on this treatment plan. I had been using hormones up until several years prior to the hysterectomy. My Oncologist doesn't want me to use hormones and suggested a tylenol each night. Maybe gives just very slight relief. I'm scheduled to begin an Avastin maintenance plan in 3 weeks.
I have stage 4 ovarian cancer. Was diagnosed 19 months ago and completed 16 Taxol/Carboplatin treatments in Jan. Scans were clear then numbers started climbing and new scans revealed new tumors. Started Gemzar/Avastin treatments in August. One of my biggest problems now is night sweats, have to get up and change night cloths from 1 to 3 times a night. Anyone have any ideas for relief?
Thanks, Laurie, I’m really trying to come to grips with being patient with myself. My neighbor has become my prayer partner, which has helped ever so much. Pat
Yes, my dear husband has been cooking the evening meal, we each prepare our own breakfast and lunch. He’s retired so, so far he has enjoyed preparing the meal, be it from scratch or frozen. My daughters also help as they can. It is hard to be patient when you’re so used to getting things done your self. Went to a “look good class” at our local hospital yesterday, that was my first outing after my daughter clipped all my hair off. What an emotional experience.
I have been diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer and completed my first cycle (of six) of Carboplatin and Taxol. I’m 75 and just had a hysterectomy which confirmed the cancer was in 3 other places, the cells were removed. I felt fairly good until the third treatment and now feel very tired since this is an off week, I hope I can recover some of my energy. I was very active prior to the surgery.