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cancer ovaire

bonjour Docteur
j'ai cancer ovaire droit stade 2C , depuis octobre 2003,opérée,radio therapie et chimio
rechute 2004 sur PET scan,poumon droit et trachée,et depuis bcq de protocole chimio:
caelyx,celltop,endoxan,holoxan,hyvanthin,gemsar,avastin,xeloda..mais Ca125 s'eleve maintenant à121
(Avant presque normale) et 1 autre nodule poumon gauche
Suis je Chimioresistant?il n'y a plus de medicament  ,ma vie n'a plus de qualité,je voudrai terminer
cet agonie
Merci de me repondre
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Bonjour Therese,

I apologize for not answering in French. I do believe I understand what your are asking. You have had alot of chemotherapy over the past 5 years. You still have signs of cancer and your CA 125 is 121 now.

You wonder about stopping therapy. I would suggest that you talk with your doctor about taking a break from therapy.  It can be very scary to stop treatments. But it is possible that your cancer will not rapidly grow. We oncologists have a debate about this - is chronic chemotherapy actually helping or would we see the same experience off chemo for some women?  Sometime, I take a middle psychological ground and suggest going on tamoxifen. It has few side effects. There is a 20% response rate  for women with ovarian cancer and this is not very different than the response rate to many chemotherapy agents.

platinum resistance by definition means that the cancer grows back within one year of therapy with platinum.
best wishes
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