I’m posting on behalf of my mother who has had 2 recurrences of ovarian cancer and we’ve just found that the weekly taxol that she’s been having isn’t working. This is really demoralising and I was interested in finding out if anyone has been in a similar position and what other treatment you’ve had after this.
She was diagnosed in February 2009, had 3-weekly carboplatin, recurred in August 2010, had 3-weekly carboplatin again, recurred in May 2011 and started weekly taxol in November 2011. It doesn’t seem to have spread anywhere beyond the abdomen yet.
The oncologist will be reviewing her in a few weeks time. He mentioned that Caelyx, which is what they would have tried next, is not being manufactured until the end of the year and is not currently available to new patients. He also mentioned another drug, whose name I didn’t catch (it had “cyclo” in the name) might be an option. Does anyone know what this might be?
Thanks for your help