I’ve seen my consultant today who tells me that I am eligible for Rucaparib. Good news, but it has left me with a dilemma.
Ever since I was diagnosed with PPC in June 2016, I have been philosophical about the likely outcome of treatment - recurrence - treatment and so on. After Carbo/Taxol and the big op, I had Avastin - half way through my CA125 started to go up leading to my first recurrence and second line chemo in June 2018. I have no idea how well the Avastin worked and if, indeed it made any difference at all; I was lucky with side effects, only having headaches and raised blood pressure.
This week I have been researching the benefits and side effects of Rucaparib - I’ve not really found any definitive evidence to sway me either way.
I would have to start Rucaparib at the end of next week and need to be seen two weekly and then monthly. So, my dilemma is whether to go ahead and take the drug and potentially having side effects or to give myself some time drug free but losing the opportunity to have a drug which may give me 4 to 5 more months.
I would welcome any opinions from the lovely people on this brilliant forum.
Lots of love to all, Ali x