I'm coming to the end of my second set of chemotherapy - Caelyx and carboplatin. It isn't knocking the CA count down as far as I would like and I'm contemplating what will come next. I expect another CT scan and my consultant has mentioned nariparib.
My local hospital doen't provide it because of funding the costs of blood tests and clinic visits so it would mean being referred to Bristol or Torquay, either of which would mean a much longer drive for treatment and greater petrol costs for me. I've also read here that a side effect is extreme tiredness, and as my husband can't drive, I wonder how I will manage to drive myself if I am affected.
So, some questions to those on this treatment.
How often do you have it have it?
Is it intravenous and if so how long does it take for the session?
If not administered intravenously then how?
How often do you have to have it?
How tired does it make you?
How long does the tiredness last?
What exactly does it do to the cancer?
If I refuse this, does anyone know what other options I have?
I'm BRCA negative BTW.
I know these are questions I will ask my consultant but I wanted some background first.
Thanks for any information