Hey everyone, I'm new here, so I figured I should give you a little background first!
My mom got diagnosed with Stage 3c Ovarian Cancer on December 21, 2016; at the age of 54. She had just completed four cycles of neoadjuvant dose-dense therapy (Taxol and Carbo) with favorable but incomplete response to chemo (worked miracles on the pelvic area, but omentum did not change). Debulking surgery is set for June 7th.
I am a research assistant (for psychology not medical) and have been exploring a plethora of different therapies and schedules for this darn disease. A lot have been inconclusive, mixed, or no significant. However, metformin seems to look very promising. Both for prevention of OC and treating of OC. Research notes longer duration between reoccurence and a higher 5 year survival rate than just front-line treatments.
I know trials, particularly in the U.S. are looking at incorporating metformin as a front-line treatment along with carbo/taxol; however, has anyone been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and treated with metformin? Or has anyone been given metformin as part of the front-line treatment? I'm interested to hear your stories!
My mom was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes nearly two years ago (I personally think it was associated with cancer; but who knows) and has been treated with metformin. She has been experiencing a great response to chemo along with minimal side effects (constipation).