Posted by Flo
on August 27, 2000 at 13:57:14:
In Reply to: Re: Primary peritoneal cancer- My signs and symptoms posted by Natalie on June 06, 2000 at 08:41:12:
: : First let me start with the birth of my second child in Nov. 1999. I had a C-section. As part of my OB's surgical routine for C-sections she looks for any abnormalities with uterus, ovaries and ect. She reported that everything looked normal.
: : In March I started having serve gas pains and then constipation. I went through a upper and lower GI. These tests were fine. I had a CT Scan which showed multiple masses through out abdomen.
: : My DR ran cancer blood tests CEA and CA-125. These we only slightly elivated.
: : I had been tired and had a slight decrease in appetite. (But who isnt tired with a newborn and a 5 year old). If you are concerned demand a Ct scan of the abdomen. If your Dr won't do it, find another Dr.
: How are you doing ? I have been thinking about you and hope everything is going well. I have been having some tests done but so far nothing has been found.
: Best Wishes,
Just 3 months ago, I had a bad gallbladder attack. When the surgeon removed the gallbbladder,he checked the area around and found cancer on the omentum. I immediately went to an oncologist who did an exploratory laporotomy and found the cancer had started on the peritoneum. They started me on taxol and carboplatnum. So far I am handling it pretty well, with severe weakness the first weak and gradually improving until it is time to take chemo again.
Now my oncologist has told me that in addition to the six chemo treatments first ordered, I will be given up to a year of additional taxol treatments. I am 78 years old. Is there anyone else who has had that and what were the results?