Hello lovely people
I've just had my first scan and consultation after finishing second line chemo in early Sept. The results are better than we dared hope for with my original tumours essentially not visible on the CT scan (just some "stranding"?!?) and ca125 remaining low at 9. My oncologist was all smiles as my response to the carboplatin beat her expectations by a mile, and she doesn't want to see me for 3 months. Hubby and I cried in the car park!
I have to decide whether I want to have my original tumour tested for the BRCA gene (it's not in my blood) which costs A$1200 - if I am positive it opens up the option of oliaparib (lynparza) as a maintenance therapy. This is my only option to receive a PARP inhibitor in Australia (in the public system). So I'll probably give it a go even though I've read the number of women with BRCA in the tumour but not the blood is a small percentage. Does any one have any advice?
I hope everyone is as well as possible best wishes Dawn