I am really sorry that your sister is having a bad time. Best wishes and I hope she would find a drug combination that works for her
Renee, Etoposide is a an oral chemotherapy, Mesnais used with chemo IV and Ifosfamide is another type of chemo... we never know which chemo will help or keep this monster disease at bay.. it is certainly worth a try for any of the above..
No one can tell you what will work for your sister... best wishes... Ronni
Thank you so much for your quick response. I am pushing my sister for a PET scan however this doctor does not write an order for a PET scan. I am very amazed by this doctor's behavior. I thought we should go somewhere else and get it done however the insurance would not cover the cost if you leave the country. I am more miserable than my sister but I know God will guide us to do the right thing. I hope you feel better and I wish you best of luck. Keep fighting we will win. May God Bless you!
Thank you so very much for your quick response. I received a call from my brother in Law about few minutes ago. In meeting with the doctor , they were told that she would like to try IFOSFAMIDE and MESNA or ETOPOSIDE. I have never heard of these two drugs before. Has anyone been on this drug combination? You are truly an amazing woman and I salute you for your courage and your stamina. My sister and I planned to go to Lourdes next year. I hope that she would out live me to enjoy her life with her children. I am so thankful to God for giving me the strength to move on. My sister is a very pious person and she believes in God and his mighty power. I am sure this is our waiting period and we are waiting for his deliverance. God bless you always. ReneeU
There are definitely more options. Avastin is one and this is sometimes given in combination with Abraxane. I know of a woman doing very well on the combination. Some do well with Avastin alone. Carbo/taxol, Topotecan, Doxil, and Gemzar are the standard treatments, but the other 2 are newer and showing some promise. I am sure others on this forum will write with more combinations. I truly wish your sister had a PET scan to see what is exactly going on. If no evidence of disease, maybe hormonal treatment with arimidex or tamoxifen would help control the # and ideally slow the spread of the disease. Best of luck .. praying for a better solution for your sister. Judy
Many many different chemos left.. how tragically sad that doctors treat patients that way... here is a short list.... Avastin, Alimata, taxotere, adriamycin, cytoxan armidex and others... can she seek other consul from another doctor... wishing her much luck..