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When do I stop chemotherapy for ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. David Fishman
General Practice
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In brief: Ovarian cancer

This is a very complicated question that can best be answered by your treating physicians.
There are many options for treating recurrent cancer and the decision to stop involves a personal decision after one is made aware of the risks and benefits of therapy.

In brief: Ovarian cancer

This is a very complicated question that can best be answered by your treating physicians.
There are many options for treating recurrent cancer and the decision to stop involves a personal decision after one is made aware of the risks and benefits of therapy.
Dr. David Fishman
Dr. David Fishman
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