Hello, I am new to this great community .
I am now ( Sept 2014) 66 and I reside in the US, close to DC and Baltimore, where excellent cancer hospitals and centers are.
I am very happy with my Onc. She is a wonderful Doc. and she stays very informed and since I reside near Baltimore and DC she keeps a close eye to everything happening in John Hopkins other surrounding great hospitals and centers, and their possible trials. I am Brch genetic, but i don't remember if 1 or 2
I am intrigued by all your previous posts, and in particular by some posts re. Ibuprofen or Aspirin as an add-on med to get longer remissions. ( check Eileen posts under "drdu", btw i haven't seen a post more recent then 3 mo.s and i hope she is ok, anyone in touch with her?)
I had PPC in dec 2011 and a Ca125 of 3000. Received Avastin/Taxol/CarboPlatin on first Line.( every 3 wks, six sessions) all followed by Neulasta, one to two days later, to promote white cells increase.
I always had the flu like symptoms, pains in bones, feet, etc ...for about 3 to 5 days afterwards.
Then I developed painful chemo-induced neuropathy which i continue to have..
Was put on Neurontin which diminishes the pain but still have neuropathy.
Was in remission till May 2014 when my Ca125 went from 10 to 100. My Onc had me take a Pet Scan, head to toe and they found small, pea size cancerous nodes , one near chest, one near kidney, one near ovary, and some misc. node activity much smaller then the ones above in other misc. areas. She put me back on Carbo/Platin and taxol. On the 2nd and 3rd session i went in anaphilactic shock...i was told because of the carboplatin...the reactions were only while receiving IV.
She stopped the chemo, but called me 3 days letter and said we would try Taxol and Oxaliplatin, still a derivative of Platinum..
That will start today..in about an hr..
Due to the pain in the feet and knees I started taking Ibuprofen 600 mlgr twice a day. She ok'd it and just cautioned me to make sure I check I do not have a fever before I take it because i wouldn't be able to get chemo if the fever was hidden and i had an infection/inflammation
The pain in the knees and the feet decreased a lot and I am thankful for that.
I started taking the Ibuprofen 3 times a day, 400 mlgr each time, and added Omeprazole/ or zantac for the tummy...the neuropathy pain...GREATLY REDUCED
I am in the middle of my six sessions and she didn't discourage me, she just warned me to make sure I don't have a fever.
I do trust her and it is helping my pain, which apparently is caused by a lot of inflammation.
My question is : isn't it possible that cancer , genetic or not, is sparked by an infection in the body and the infection causes inflammation and that is why an anti-inflammatory drug as simple as Celebrex or ibuprofen..could possibly keep Cancer too it under control or at least increase remissions times??
Sorry for long post!
Thank you and God Bless