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chemotherapy for ovarium cancer

In june 2008 operation ovarium cancer stage 4, thereafter 6 weeks, every week, carboplatin taxol chemo and thereafter was planned 6 times every 3 weeks carbotaxol chemo. But allergy on carboplatin after 3 times (in the cycle of 6 times, every 3 weeks), therefore they stopped chemo after the 5 th time. Scan was clear/completely okay in january 2009. they could have stopped then but went on with trying to give me the 4th, 5th and 6th. Now (beginning july 2009) cancer is back. CA125 is 98 (was 14).
Allergy starts directly after starting carboplatin. Few drops enough.
Now:
I have to decide. One hospital wants to start taxol carboplatin again.
The other hospital proposes to start celix in combination with other medicine (which ones I'll know this friday); they say that if cancer returns within 6 months after the last chemo, it's proven that this chemo doesn't work.
Which questions should I ask to get the information to be able to decide what to do?
What do you advice and think? Which are your ideas, way of thinking?
If possible, please answer me before friday 14 august 2009 (because I am going to talk about this on friday)
Thank you very much.
Tecla



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Hi, hang in there, I'm right with you. Diagnosed in 2003 with stage III.  After my third round with Taxol and Carbo, I had a severe allergic reaction to Carbo too.  My dr said sometimes they will try Carbo again with a slow drip if the allergic reaction wasn't severe.  So he instead gave me Taxol and Cytoxin, but it didn't really do a lot of good.  I've had Topotecan, Gemzar, Avastin and Doxil.  Doxil really attacked the cancer, which I will be beginig again soon.  All together, I've had 3 surgeries and HRT radiation too.  Your doing the right thing, exploring your options.  Take care, sending love and wishing you the very best.

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