Good morning, ladies.
I have a question that I hope some of you may be able to answer or some advice given through your experience. It's been awhile since I posted. I'll just give a little background before I ask the question. I have ovarian cancer stage 4. I have already been "debulked". I have chosen to do low dose chemo called "Metronomic" chemotherapy. I receive a lower dose each week instead of the normal dosage every three weeks. The symptoms are less. So far so good. Tomorrow will be my third treatment. I have chosen to only do carboplatin without the addition of taxol. My Dr. doesn't like it and feels I need to be doing both together in order to be more effective. But I have resisted so far. I have been reading other posts about the neuropathy the taxol causes, not to mention other symptoms. I'm really not sure what I should do. I feel the carboplatin is already a powerful drug and seems it should be enough to do its own damage to the cancer cells without dosing me with the taxol as well. I'm trying to give my healthy organs (what's left of them) a fighting chance. All that to ask...have any of you just done the carboplatin only without the taxol? If so, did you get good results? Thanks so much, in advance, for your answers.