Hi, My wife has stage 4 Ovca. Dx was in November 2014. Well on the first cycle of chemo in January they tried to give her Paclitaxel but she reacted to it so they stopped, they ended up just giving her Carbo and Avastin.
Yesterday was her second chemo cycle, again she reacted to the Paclitaxel despite anti-histamins etc. So only Avastin and Carbo was given again.
Are there any alternatives to Paclitaxel? Should we be worried that she is only getting half the chemo drugs that are a standard treatment?. I did a little research lastnight and found nab-paclitaxel. Is that a viable alternative to paclitaxel on the NHS?
She has responded briliantly to the Chemo she has recieved with her CA125 dropping from over 6000 to 3000 already. Shes has lost the fluid in her tummy, shes hardly in any pain anymore and only take maybe 1 pain killer a day.
I am worried its just not enough.
Thanks for reading.