Had my pet scan on the 25th August after 6 months chemo ( carboplatin plus caelyx) then 7 months of maintenance on caelyx.
Saw my oncologist 31st August, not happy with pet scan results -- cancers that were inactive are now active again plus I have new ones so maintenance chemo didn't work!!
Started new treatment on 1st Sept of Gemcitabine and Cisplatin, half one week and half the following week and then two weeks off. The treatment takes six hours each time , I was told that these drugs are hard on the kidneys so between the drugs I have to have 2 x 1 litre flushes plus a flush of hypertonic
to kickstart the kidneys.!
Hoping this will be successful, don't know how long I will be on this programme, one of the nurses said it's usually 6 - 8.
Have any other ladies been on this course, if so I would be interested to hear you experiences -- Have to keep telling myself there is always HOPE.