chemo starts monday | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Special Needs > Cancer Concerns - GYN is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators. is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

chemo starts monday chemo starts monday

Thread Tools
Unread 11-22-2002, 02:57 PM
chemo starts monday

I had an appointment with chemo Dr. todayand he gave me the full results of the pet scan. Besides the spots in my intestines, more cancer was found in the pelvic area of the original sugery. There is spot near, but not on my liver and spots on my pharynx, ( near the throat), where they now suspect the cancer originated. Radiation can't be given, because radiating that much of my body would kill me along with the cancer. The goal has changed from cure to control and they want to give me high dose chemo to shrink the cancer and stop furthur growth. The chemo takes 5 hours to administer and will be given three days in a and with two weeks off between treatments. IAfter the first round of chemo I will have a scan to see if the tumors are shrinking.. If they aren't responding we will discintinue. If they are shrinking I am tolerating it well,will have 5 more doses of chem The Doctor count predict how long the cancer will stay dormant. He said the average is a year, but he has many patients who stay in remission much longer, some who are still in remission after many years. i am calm, still digesting all this. My husband was holding out for a complete cure said it would have been better if I'd been hit by a bus.
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-22-2002, 03:05 PM
chemo starts monday

I forgot to say that the drugs I will be given are cisplatin, taxol and ifosfamie
Unread 11-22-2002, 03:48 PM
chemo starts monday

Hi Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear that there are more bad cells than they originally thought. Thats hard news to get. Hang in there....I had cisplatin as one of my 3 drugs and its a powerful chemo and can work really well. My treatments were 5 days in a row every three weeks, and were around 5 or 6 hours as well. Many others here had taxol with really good results as well.

I am so sad to hear you said it would have been better if you'd been hit by a bus. I know how hard this news has hit both you and your husband and cancer is indeed a terrible diease, but more and more people are coming through chemo really well and having remissions of many many years.

You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you begin your treatments Debbie. Please know we are all here for you anytime!!

Sending huge hugs to you!! 's!!
Sponsored Links
Unread 11-22-2002, 04:17 PM
Hi Debbie:

That's a good combination of drugs you are having. Always keep in mind when doctors are talking statistics, they are talking NUMBERS and you are a PERSON. And if some can stay in remission for years--well, you can be one of those. I know it's hard news to take. What may seem strange to you is what I'm about to say. I always thought rather than have cancer (in my family it's heart disease, both sides) and "linger" I'd rather drop dead from heart or be hit by a bus. I was diagnosed 3/28/01 and was still in that mode as I finished my last chemo 9/6/01. And then... 9/11 and as I watched those pictures I kept thinking about those poor people who had no time or just a few minutes to prepare, who knew what was coming and could do nothing, and I thought, "well, I'm alive. Thank goodness that won't happen to me!" This too will come for you, at your own pace. Hope you can make sense of what I was trying to say there. Ellen
Unread 11-22-2002, 05:43 PM
chemo starts monday


I'm sorry to hear that things have spread a little further than hoped, but don't lose faith! As the ladies have said, chemo has advanced so far over the years, and I've often heard it said that now cancer is just a long-term illness. It can be beat with the right treatment plan, a healthy lifestyle, and lots of prayers. Remember, your doctor does not have a crystal ball, so even he does not know what is in your future. Hang in there! You can do this!

I'm sorry your husband said it would be better to be hit by a bus. I know that in his heart he did not mean it. Every day is a gift. If you have 1 day or 100,000 days, each one is an opportunity to do something special--to make a difference. I will keep you in my 'ers. Good luck as you get started with your treatment. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

Unread 11-22-2002, 06:10 PM
chemo starts monday

s Debbie

I am glad to hear you are finally starting with your treatment. I just have a strong feeling you are going to do very well. There are many of us here on Cancer Concerns that are currently living proof of people surviving and thriving in the shorter end of that statistical curve. You can do it too!!!!!
And we are all in great company with each other.
I too had taxol. Hair lose is pretty much guaranteed with that drug. It took my hair about two weeks to start shedding. At that point I just shaved my head. I was prepared with a wig, but found out I was a hat woman. If we lived closer, I could you lend you about twenty of them.
The anti nausea medicines work pretty darn well for most people.
Hopefully your side effects will be minimal.
Keep in close touch Debbie.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Unread 11-22-2002, 07:22 PM
chemo starts monday


I'm sorry they have found more bad cells and you have to go through the chemo regimen. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that this regimen will shrink those cells and you can continue on with treatment.

Keep as strong as you can and come here as often as you need to for support.

I guess your husband is also trying to absorb the latest information that you strong, be positive.

's to you. Sending many healing thoughts and 's
Unread 11-23-2002, 11:41 AM
My Prayers are with you as you go thru this


Please know that my ers are with you as you go thru this. I know all the girls here on the cancer concerns will be ing for you as you go thru this. Do not lose faith as HE will see you thru this time.

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
34 Replies, Last Reply 12-21-2008, Started By Disney Diva
22 Replies, Last Reply 08-23-2008, Started By Bookwoman3
13 Replies, Last Reply 08-15-2007, Started By ijkh
7 Replies, Last Reply 09-13-2006, Started By dash1
6 Replies, Last Reply 11-13-2005, Started By WillToWin
8 Replies, Last Reply 10-05-2005, Started By WillToWin
15 Replies, Last Reply 06-28-2005, Started By cathyjean13
20 Replies, Last Reply 02-13-2005, Started By LA41950
13 Replies, Last Reply 12-09-2003, Started By shzoo
4 Replies, Last Reply 08-25-2002, Started By karenann
10 Replies, Last Reply 05-13-2002, Started By shullet2
5 Replies, Hormone and Menopause Central
15 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
2 Replies, Endometriosis Support
2 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
10 Replies, B.E.S.T.-(Better Eaters Support Team)
1 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
1 Reply, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
6 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)


Hysterectomy News

April 14,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!