Have any of you lovely ladies had carboplatin 6 months after firstline? I had upper abdo pain which I get occasionally as have gallstones. This resulted in them doing a CA125 5 months after last chemo and Clear CT scan. Now they don't won't to give me anymore carbo which worked well for me first time cleared my very bad ascites in a few weeks and made me feel well throughout rest of treatment. My point is if I had waited for gallstone episode to ease off which it does within 6 hours they would not have tested my CA125 and I would have exceeded the 6 months criteria they use to define platinum resistance and technically they would now let me have carbo & gem which gives me a better chance than single agent chemo which they say is only 20 percent chance it will give me a result.
My rationale is I am an individual and they cannot possibly know for sure the bog standard response applies across the board and surely I am worth another course of carbo which they can stop if my CA125 continues to rise and then conclude I am non responsive and switch me to single agent or if applicable a trial. They are far too generic with their one size fits all whilst try and pull the plug on a drug they assume has not worked in my case but would be ticking the box marked chemo sensitive if I had not been proactive about what I know was gallstone pain, also scan at 5 months was clear also