Usual pre chemo visit today but somehow or other we ending up talking about 1st and 2nd line treatment. My consultant said something to me about 2nd line treatment being palliative so I questioned him about it. He doesn't cope under pressure, so his stammered response went something like 25% of women will be cured after 1st line treatment but if it recurs, then whilst they will throw every at you that they can...you are then classed as receiving palliative care. I think he was saying that if you recur once, then your treatment hasn't worked and therefore further treatment ( that which is available now) wont work...it will always come back
Has anyone gone into remission after their second line treatment?
Also apparently my bone marrow is a bit knackered (I feel fine) but he thinks that it might be good if I have a few shots of GCSF before the next chemo.
I have used this drug before with children who had an inherited disorder but wondered how common it was in chemo world?