Hi. I'm confused and upset by my Mom's doctor's decision that my mom is platinum resistant. Her CA125 dropped quite a lot the first few treatments and then we can to drop much slower, sometimes seeming to stay the same for a few times and then finally dropping just a little bit. She did however get to normal after we pushed them to let her have one more treatment (they will usually only do 6-8). They then said she was in remission, but after two months they decided by her CA125 and cat scan that the cancer had never really got away after all. They now say she's platinum resist. I read online that an oncologist in Texas will do 10-12 treatments on some patients and that helps them get into remission. Also we just found out from her doctor that Taxol was causing the neuropathy not the carboplatin. So I wonder whether she could've continued on the carboplatin alone since her neuropathy is the reason they wouldn't let her have her treatment.
... I'm also confused because her second chemo medicine didn't seem to work at all but they kept insisting on just one more treatment to make sure she gets the "full benefit" ... It would always make me wonder how we know she got the full benefit of carboplatin.
Her second medicine was topatican, then gemcitaben and her numbers are much higher than they were on the first medicine combination. They are now going to add in carboplatin with the gemcitaben. I am glad. I have faith the platinum drug will work for her. I am still upset they didn't do it for more treatments at the beginning. I am worried I'll always be haunted by the "what if" if whether that would have been the best for her. I just hope and pray that the carboplatin will work for her now with the gemcitaben.