Hello lovely helpful ladies,
My mum was diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer (high grade serous tumour, stage 3c) in spring 2015 and finished treatment (carbo/taxol) at the end of last year. We've had a lovely period of respite since, but she now has a nodule of disease in her pleural cavity (I think that's the term - not quite in her lung but pressing on it) and so they're going to start on chemo again - carboplatin/caelyx this time - in about a week. Of course we're disappointed and anxious, especially as we were hoping Mum and Dad would be able to come and stay with us in Berlin for Christmas, but I suppose it's better to be practical now. So, to that end, I was wondering if anybody who's of a similar (ish) age could share their experiences of this treatment - side effects, efficacy, how much time after treatment spent disease-free, or at least with no disease progression.
I know everybody reacts differently to these drugs but I'd just like to prepare myself and my family for what to expect! The unknown is so much harder to deal with, it's so much more reassuring to hear from people who have come out the other side.
Thanks, and best wishes to everyone fighting this crappy disease,