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When do I stop chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

When do I stop chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

It depends: For stage 3 or 4 ovarian cancer, 6 "cycles" of chemotherapy with taxol (paclitaxel) and Carboplatin are usually given. One treatment is given every 3 weeks, so the total time of chemotherapy is 18 weeks. For recurrrent ovarian cancer, the same treatment is sometimes used again. Other chemo regimens take different amounts of time. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed ovarian teratoma& operated. They removed my left ovary & went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Is it normal to have iregular mens?

I was diagnosed  ovarian teratoma&  operated. They removed my  left ovary & went through 4 cycles of chemotherapy. Is it normal to have iregular  mens?

Yes: It is not uncommon to have irregular menses after major surgery and chemotherapy. It may take a few more cycles to become normal. If not you md may be able to give you something to regulate it. ...Read more

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Can there be any alternative medicine for ovarian cancer rather than chemotherapy?

Can there be any alternative medicine for ovarian cancer rather than chemotherapy?

No, not really: Alternative medicines, if suggested by someone are not likely to be useful. Chemotherapy is the only choice for controlling advanced ovarian cancer. If there are concerns about side effects, they can be controlled and managed by your oncologist. So do not hesitate taking chemotherapy. It would do some and often much good for the patient. ...Read more

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I completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. No cancer was detected in followup tests. Am i still at risk for cancer? #nqlu my chemotherapy started last sept. And ended in early jan. Last nov., i had surgery (hysterectomy). I have since had clean reading

I completed chemotherapy for ovarian cancer. No cancer was detected in followup tests. Am i still at risk for cancer?  #nqlu my chemotherapy started last sept. And ended in early jan. Last nov., i had surgery (hysterectomy). I have since had clean reading

Yes, you are.: You are always at a risk of your cancer returning. The higher your stage, the higher the risk. The goal of chemotherapy is to kill any cells that were not removed by surgery. Hopefully that worked and got every last cancer cell, but ovarian cancer has a nasty tendency to come back. Go here for the statistics: http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/ovary.html ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop benign ovarian cysts after the last round of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

Yes: But your oncologis will always asume they are malignant until proven otherwise. Usually after ovarian cancer they remove everything so i'm not certain why I am getting this question. ...Read more

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It's more than 12 weeks post-surgery for stage 3 ovarian cancer. Is it too late to benefit from chemotherapy?

Unknown: Most oncologists prefer to treat patients with a malignancy like ovarian cancer within 12 weeks from their diagnosis. At 12 weeks post surgery you are right on the edge. However, i think most oncologists would want to treat you because of the nature of ovarian cancer. You should have restaging studies with a ct scan as well. Definitely ask your oncologist, as there are many variable here. ...Read more

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Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer with a liver transplant patient?

If needed yes: Liver transplant patients need chemotherapy will be given with close monitoring , working as team . Interesting observation, in liver transplant patients the incidence of ovarian cancer is less than the normal population. ...Read more

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A friend was told to freeze her ovaries or ovarian tissue before her chemotherapy (for breast cancer), is this a common practice or still experimental?

A friend was told to freeze her ovaries or ovarian tissue before her chemotherapy (for breast cancer), is this a common practice or still experimental?

Great option: This is a great option for women interested in having children. Your oncologist should send you to a infertility specialist who can work with your oncology team. Care can be coordinated so that treatment can begin while eggs are harvested. ...Read more

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Doctor's. Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution ?

Doctor's.  Like to know with ovarian cancer stage 3. If doctor tells you after treatment you are good will they give you chemotherapy for precaution ?

Most likely: Assuming the statement was from the surgeon he/she most likely meant that they successfully removed the majority, if not all the cancer they could see. Research has shown that chemotherapy administration after surgery for stage 3 disease is beneficial; therefore, you will most likely be offered the treatment. The treatment is to reduce the risk of recurrence and can be viewed as precautionary. ...Read more

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