Docetaxel (Taxotere) for Ovarian cancer


I am new to this forum and was just wondering if anyone here has been given Docetaxel (Taxotere) for their ovarian cancer?

I started off with Carboplatin and Paclitaxel, but I had a severe allergic reaction to Paclitaxel on the first attempt and consequently it was stopped and my oncologist decided to go ahead with just Carboplatin. I've had 4 cycles of Carboplatin and instead of decreasing my levels of CA125 have increased.

As I can't have Paclitaxel my oncologist is going to try Carboplatin along with Docetaxel as from this Thursday. I was hoping someone else has had experience with this combination and what kind of results it produced.


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  • Hello!

    Me, me, me! I also had an allergic reaction to paclitaxel, but in my second round. I was swapped to docetaxel for rounds 3-6, and it was absolutely fine. I still got to NED at the end of treatment (September 2016). I think the side effects are very similar to paclitaxel, and I coped fine.

    Good luck with it.

    Vicki x

  • Thank you Vicki, it really helps to know that someone else has had the same experience. Fingers crossed my CA125 starts a downward trend after I start the Docetaxel tomorrow!


  • Let us know how you get on. I'll be thinking of you.


  • HI , Just read your post good luck hope all goes well..Lorraine 💙💙

  • Thank you both for your kind thoughts, it didn't go very well unfortunately as I had another anaphylactic reaction and it had to be stopped a few minutes in. Hopefully they can sort something else out.


  • Oh no 😧 That is such a shame. I hope they can set you up with something else instead.

  • Thank you Vicki xx

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