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ovarian mmt chemo

My wife has been diagnosed w/oarian cancer.  She has just undergone sugery with 'optimal' results.  The tumor was defined as an mmmt and she has been given a classfication of IIIA.  I understand there is some debate about whether there is a preferred chemo approach (over taxol & caboplatinum) for mmmt ovarian cancer?  What can you suggest?  Also, there seems to be similar debate over the relative value of an IV approach vs. an IP one.  Any comments.  With great appreciation.  pwb
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Hi there,

In general, most oncologists would recommend taxol and carboplatin. there is no information on the use of IP (intraperitoneal) chemo for MMMT ( malignant mixed mullerian tumor). However, if we  stretch from our preliminary knowledge of advanced epithelial ovarian cancers, there may be a benefit to IP chemo in women who have had optimal surgical re\section of the tumor, no bowel resection, no problems with alot of adhesions.

In general, a standard recommendation for your wife would be 6 to 8 cycles of taxol and carboplatin
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