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Low Dose Doxil treatment

Dear Doctor:

This is an update on my low dose Doxil treatment.
As I have posted in the past M.D. Anderson suggested low Dose Doxil for me every six weeks.
I just had my latest ca 125 results and it went up from 475 to 884.  I will find out next week what my Doctor will suggest, and wanted to get your opinion.
I was without any chemo for 2 months before this low dose.  I am wonder if the Doxil hasn't kicked in yet.  When I went to M.D. Anderson I hadn't had chemo for 5 weeks and my ca 125 went from 731 to 383.  Do you think the Doxil hasn't had enough time?
I really hope this is the case, because I have felt so good with dose and minimal side effects.  I am really disappointed and was hoping this would work because of how good I have been feeling, but would like to know your opinion about continuing.  I don't want to continue if the doxil is not working, and get into trouble.  I have also been wondering what you think about Avemar and have been wanting to ask you about it for quite some time.

Thank you,

plady
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Dear Plady, can you please remind me how many cycles of doxil you have had? Doxil is a slow mover. It takes 3 to 4 cycles before one would see a drop in the CA 125.
best wishes
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Dear Doctor Goodman:

I thought it might be helpful if I posted my Doxil treatment schedule that I have been receiving:

9-14 - Doxil
9-28 - ca 125 - 1249
10-5 - Doxil
10-16 - ca 125 - 913
10-24 - Doxil
11- 7  - ca 125 - 597
11-16 - Doxil
11-30 - ca 125 - 364
12-7 - Doxil
12-21 - ca 125 - 407
12-28 Doxil
1-5 ct scan - Clear
1-12 - ca125 - 352
1-19 - Doxil
2-1 - ca 125 - 700
2-26 ca 125 - 383
3-16 ca 125 - 475
3-22 - Low Dose Doxil
4-24 - ca 125 884

Thanks for your time
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Dear Doctor:

Forgot to mention the dose of Doxil was reduced from 60 to 43.  
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Please read my previous post which has all my Doxil Cycles.
I have only had one low dose Doxil.  I was thinking that maybe I should take low dose Doxil more often or Higher Dose every six weeks.

thanks,
plady
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