Hello everyone, a little update on my progress ... I've had a very positive outcome from my second line of 8 treatments of carboplatin. My CA125 ha dropped from about 1600 in April prior to chemo to normal range in July and down to 10 now. The tumours have shrunk considerably, by about 60%, and I don't have any cancer symptoms at the present.
Next step is a scan in 6 weeks time and testing of the tumour to identify whether the BRACA gene is present (it's not present in the blood). If so I would be eligible for oliaparib on the public health system here in Australia. Not sure what happens if the test is negative, but trying not to worry about that for now. Meanwhile enjoying an absence of visits to the hospital, my parents visiting from the UK, and some lovely sunshine on the farm.
with best wishes to you all, Dawn