I was diagnosed nearly eight years ago. Had Carbo/Taxol x 3 then surgery then finished another 3. Was blessed with four years remission. Had 2nd line Carbo/Taxol which resulted in almost complete response. This lasted about 6 months and has Gem/Carbo which at first worked then after four treatments CA125 started to rise again so this was stopped. Had 18 weekly Taxol, again CA125 came down to normal. Finished this in November 2014 and had a scan last week. Went to outpatients this morning and the scan showed increase of peritoneal nodules and disease progression. I have an option of Cholrambucil oral chemotherapy (told 10% chance working), or Caelyx iv chemo (20% chance working) or no treatment. After all the chemo of the last years, having it for 11 months continuous in 2013 I don't want to waste what time I may have left on feeling ill on chemo but likewise I want to grab any chance of prolonging my life. The oncologist said it was my decision but I would have followed their lead but they remained neutral when pushed what did they think would be the best choice for me.
I am confused and have two weeks until the next appointment to decide. I feel very sorry for my lovely husband who himself is not well, has heart trouble rheumatoid arthritis and has had a stroke. I just want to do the best for both of us and as I do the bulk of the caring don't want to leave him so to speak. So ladies, anybody had this experience or tried either of these treatments. I really would appreciate advice/support/ input.
Many thanks to you all.