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Unread 05-16-2004, 10:25 AM
Hexalen questions

Hi to all my hystersisters,

I had my pre-chemo gyne/onc visit on friday. The enlarged node I had last week was gone. My CA 125 was below 5 again. I will have my last chemo tomorrow. She wants to put me on Hexalen as a maintence drug if my insurance will pay for it. Has anyone been on Hexalen before? I never had any major side effects from Taxotere or Carboplatin so I was wondering if that will remain the same if I can go on the Hexalen. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Thanks,
Bertha
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Unread 05-16-2004, 10:48 AM
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Hi Bertha,

Congratulations on the low CA 125 and no more enlarged node, and for being almost done with chemo. It is good that you tolerated it so well. I have never heard of Hexalon, but do think that Siren Song is taking low maintenance chemo drug ( Taxol I think) as a precaution. Here is a link to a WEd MD info site about Hexalon. http://aolsvc.health.webmd.aol.com/m..._data/d01372a1
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Unread 05-16-2004, 07:07 PM
Hexalen questions

Hi Bertha,

I never heard of Hexalon either but I am curious as to what it is and why you need to take it as a maintanence drug.

I also did 6 treatments of taxol and carboplatin for ovarian cancer and also did not have any problems with it.

Please keep in touch.

Rosalie
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Unread 05-17-2004, 09:06 AM
Hexalen questions

Dear Shepaerpal and Rosalie.

I asked my gyne/onc if she ever put her patients on low dose chemo for maintenance and she said she does but most insurance companies won't pay for it. I knew that SirenSong was on the taxol but my doctoer said she uses the Hexalen. It is, as far as I read only used in OvCa. I am glad the chemo is done but scared also and thats what prompted me to ask. At least I would know that I have something fighting the cancer cells besides my own body. It is an oral medication so no more needing to take days off of work. BTW I just got home from my last chemo where they had a little party with a big cupcake to celebrate. I'll keep you posted about the Hexalen. If my insurance company doesn't want to pay for it I'll appeal that. I will pay for it if I have to. Be well and you all are with me in my thoughts and prayers.

Bertha
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