Hi all, just thought I'd update everyone on my mom (Norma). She finished her 2nd line treatment of Carbo/Taxol a couple weeks back. She unfortunately had a horrible reaction to carbo during her last infusion, so that had to be stopped, and now she's deemed allergic to it, as it was her third time in a row having a reaction.
But on to the good news. Her CT scan showed no evidence of cancer, and she just had her CA-125 taken this past Friday, and it's down to 19! At one point in March it was over 5,000, so I'm so relieved that it came down so low.
Her oncologist is putting her on a PARP inhibitor called Rubraca (Rucaparib), which was apparently just approved by the FDA here in the US for maintenance therapy for OC. Now my mom does not have the BRCA mutation, but apparently it's also effective for those people too, so hopefully it does have some benefit for her.
I couldn't really find many people who have used Rubraca, but the few I saw, said it caused a lot of fatigue, and some nausea, but these should be manageable. Anyway, I just thought I'd share the news with everyone here
(PS: Just thought I'd add a pic of my mom at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in May, when the Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom)