I finished my second line chemo (carboplatin/taxol) on 16 February and go today to see my oncologist about the results. I know my CA125 was still 177 by the end of the 5th chemo so I'm feeling slightly apprehensive about what I'm going to be told.
On my third chemo the taxol was reduced because of damage to my nerve endings. I also have a stoma which was done during my de-bulking surgery. This was being quite badly affected during the chemo, again this was put down to the taxol.
I have read that taxol only does 7% of good, yet is the main cause of damage to nerve ending, losing hair etc.
I have complete faith in my oncologist and feel she's giving me 100% in trying to keep me alive but like everybody else, the last 18 weeks have been pretty tough and I wonder if not having the taxol at all would be a risk worth taking.
So, I'd be interested to know for future chemos if anyone has decided not to have the taxol and just gone with the carboplatin and if their oncolgists were okay about their decision.