My Mum aged 71 has had OC since Oct 2010, she had Carboplatin 4 rounds then debulking surgery 7th Feb 2011, followed by another 3 rounds of Carboplatin. She relapsed within 6 weeks and started Taxol, 2nd infusion she passed out as soon as they started the infusion so they stoped this line of treatment. She then went on to Caelyx but has suffered really bad reactions with her hands and feet so red and the skin cracking, because of the reactions they ordered another CT scan and found the chemo had not worked. ( she has a copy of the results but so far has been unable to pluck up the courage to read them ) Yesterday they advised she take 2 months off while they try and get funding for Taxotere. Mum now feels that she has reached the end of the road, she is normally so brave and confident that to hear her say this is awful. My main question is, has anyone else been in the same position? Anyone been refused Taxetore and if so what were you offered? Waht other drugs are there available? Just really need any advise? Does the fact they she was not told to contact macmillan mean that they have not given up on her yet? Sorry for all the questions but feel so isolated and unable to help her.
Should she ask for a second opinion?
Thank you in advance for any help you can give.