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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-03-08 02:32 PM
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My cancer is showing progression.
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I've had nine cycles of chemotherapy (cisplatin and topotecan) and all prior scans had shown shrinkage. But this time, three cycles after the last scans, the tumors are bigger in my pelvic lymph nodes and lungs. So I meet with the doctor tomorrow to discuss switching to Taxol.

It's hard to remain optimistic at this point but I'm going to try. Have any of you or your loved ones successfully changed treatments like this?

Any experiences with Taxol?

Thanks! :hi:
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  -My cancer is showing progression. Longhorn  Nov-03-08 02:32 PM   #0 
  - No experience,  JohnnyLib2   Nov-03-08 06:34 PM   #1 
  - Thanks, Johnny!  Longhorn   Nov-05-08 08:52 AM   #3 
  - Oh Longhorn!  Tracer   Nov-04-08 11:34 AM   #2 
  - I hope you have good news!  Longhorn   Nov-05-08 08:54 AM   #4 
  - I'm thinking about you  madmax   Nov-05-08 09:34 AM   #5 
  - Thanks, madmax!  Longhorn   Nov-06-08 04:42 PM   #8 
  - Talcum for metastatic lung tumors  LeighAnn   Nov-05-08 08:00 PM   #6 
  - I have read that before.  Longhorn   Nov-06-08 04:43 PM   #9 
  - Damn, Longhorn, I'm sorry to hear about this.  mwdem   Nov-06-08 02:14 PM   #7 
  - Thanks, mwdem!  Longhorn   Nov-06-08 04:45 PM   #10 
     - You go Cowgirl!  madmax   Nov-06-08 06:43 PM   #11 
        - I've heard of that book.  Longhorn   Nov-06-08 07:49 PM   #12 
  - No experience with that at all.  Forkboy   Nov-11-08 02:34 PM   #13 
  - Thanks, Forkboy!  Longhorn   Nov-12-08 07:48 AM   #15 
  - I have no experience at all I just hope to encourage  auntAgonist   Nov-11-08 11:45 PM   #14 
  - I appreciate it, Kesha!  Longhorn   Nov-12-08 07:50 AM   #16 
  - self delete .... ooops  madmax   Nov-16-08 07:12 PM   #17 
  - I'm sorry. Hope the Taxol works for you  seemunkee   Nov-18-08 08:36 PM   #18 
  - Hi Longhorn  JohnnyLib2   Nov-19-08 11:47 AM   #19 
  - I had to miss chemo last week due to an eye infection.  Longhorn   Nov-19-08 12:43 PM   #20 
     - Hope the eye is better.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-20-08 08:44 AM   #21 
  - I'm sorry to hear that, Longhorn!  latebloomer   Nov-25-08 07:12 PM   #22 
  - Thanks, latebloomer!  Longhorn   Nov-25-08 08:23 PM   #23 
  - update...how are you doing Longhorn?  noiretblu   Dec-04-08 06:25 PM   #24 
  - I'm also wondering  latebloomer   Dec-31-08 09:34 PM   #25 
     - I'm doing okay, thanks!  Longhorn   Dec-31-08 10:19 PM   #26 
        - I've heard good things about CTA  latebloomer   Dec-31-08 11:52 PM   #27 
        - There's a lot up in the air about my future treatment.  Longhorn   Jan-03-09 08:18 AM   #31 
        - Glad to hear about going to Cancer Treatment Center of America  Ocracoker16   Jan-01-09 04:43 PM   #28 
        - Welcome to DU!  Longhorn   Jan-03-09 08:26 AM   #32 
        - I hope they offer you relief from the side effects!  auntAgonist   Jan-01-09 05:41 PM   #29 
        - Thanks, Kesha!  Longhorn   Jan-03-09 08:30 AM   #33 
        - Glad you're going. Many hugs to you.  emilyg   Jan-04-09 01:46 AM   #36 
        - Thanks!  Longhorn   Jan-06-09 01:37 PM   #38 
        - Longhorn, good luck on your trip to Chicago next week.  mwdem   Jan-05-09 01:05 PM   #37 
           - Thanks!  Longhorn   Jan-06-09 01:38 PM   #39 
  - Sorry to hear that  Tab   Jan-01-09 09:23 PM   #30 
  - Fortunately, it hasn't shown signs of traveling,  Longhorn   Jan-03-09 08:32 AM   #34 
  - I'm sending healing thoughts toward Chicago to greet you.  JohnnyLib2   Jan-03-09 10:08 PM   #35 
  - I appreciate it!  Longhorn   Jan-06-09 01:40 PM   #40 
  - Pulling for you Long Horn  Upfront   Dec-25-09 05:33 PM   #41 
  - Upfront, LongHorn passed on after her Chicago treatments.  elleng   Dec-25-09 07:34 PM   #42 
  - No experience w/Taxol, but wishing you the best  Tab   Dec-25-09 09:53 PM   #43 
  - It felt good to give Longhorn a heart!  Uben   Feb-13-10 12:38 PM   #44 
     - ....  Forkboy   Feb-14-10 12:32 PM   #45 
 

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