• If you have received IP chemo, how many full treatments were you able to complete? Also, did you have to receive any other treatment? Thanks

    Asked by AmandaH on Friday, August 10, 2012

    If you have received IP chemo, how many full treatments were you able to complete? Also, did you have to receive any other treatment? Thanks

    I have finished three treatments of carboplatin and taxol in my regular port. I have completed two treatments in my IP port (two infusions each) of Cistiplatin and taxitir. I thought I only had to do one more, for a grand total of six. Now the Oncologist tells me I misunderstood, that he would like for me to have six IP treatments, for a grand total of nine. Just curious how many others have had. Thanks!

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    • abrub's Avatar
      abrub

      I know this doesn't apply to you, as I had a different IP chemo. Mine was for appendix cancer, and I had 5 rounds, 3 days each, of IP chemo. My dr had planned 8 rounds, but I developed chemical peritonitis, so he stopped me after my 5th cycle. Not many places do IP (for colorectal cancers or ovarian cancers).

      about 5 years ago
    • AmandaH's Avatar
      AmandaH

      Thats interesting. My onc says IP is vastly more effective with ovarian cancer.

      about 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      Ammanda... I had these I/P infusions.... I received them for six 28 day cycles. Each cycle consisted of three infusion.. Day 1 was an I/V infusion, Day 2 and Day 8 were I/P infusions. I missed one I/P infusion due to a blood problem, but they started giving me Neulasta to help my blood and I completed every one. Thus I had Six I/V infusions and 12 I/P infusions.. I feel this saved my life. I had been diagnosed with Stabe IV Ovarian Cancer... it was upgraded to Stage IIIC after surgery. After I had completed those... my wonderful doctor told me he'd read that the chance of it recurring after these treatments was drastically reduced again by giving me taxol once a month for the next 12 months.... I said, "If I were your mother would you ask me to do it?" He answered "If you were my mother I'D MAKE YOU DO IT. I did it... I was finished in 2008.... I have been cancer free...and continue t get CA125 test every three months.... Saturday I will be dancing at my grandson's wedding. You're 47 DO IT ALL...... Life, dance - love and Praise God!

      about 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar
      Carol-Charlie

      I/P infusion is an old effectyive way of treating ovarian cancer... it was stopped when the port would become clogged. I know they had cleaned my port regularly and I had no trouble and it was coming back into favor in 2006 when I started my cancer journey.... Thank God for that procedure and thank God for my Gynicalogic Oncologist Surgeon..... and just plain THANK GOD!

      about 5 years ago
    • AmandaH's Avatar
      AmandaH

      Carol, this is very similar to what I'm doing. I did three 21 day cycle IV treatments of Carbo/Taxol. Then I got my IP port. and now I do Day One Cistoplatin/Taxitir, Day Eight Taxol for six 21 day cycles. I've completed two so far, four more to go. My onc removed my omentum when he placed the IP port. It came back NED. I danced at my nephew's wedding just a few days after my first chemo treatment! Not a lot, mind you, but I did it! Haha And of course, God has carried me through this journey!

      about 5 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar
      abrub

      IP chemo or Heated IP chemo (HIPEC) during surgery is the appropriate treatment for Appendix cancer. My spread was all peritoneal seeding - not through the lymphatic system. I had 5FU in the form of FUDR infused into my belly at the rate of 2 liters day 1, and 1 liter each, days 2 and 3. Repeat every other week. So far, so good for me at 5 years out, with extensive peritoneal and omentum seeding and spread.

      about 5 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar
      abrub

      Question: where are you being treated (or have others been treated) with IP chemo for ovarian cancer? I'm in contact with someone who may need to know where she can go for this treatment.

      Thanks in advance!

      about 5 years ago
    • AmandaH's Avatar
      AmandaH

      I'm in Alabama. I have two oncologists. One is Dr. Mack Barnes at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham. (Gyn/Onc) The other is Dr. Jimmie Harvey at Shelby Hospital (Hem/Onc)

      about 5 years ago
    • Beaner54's Avatar
      Beaner54

      From late January until early July, I finished 6 chemo treatments(Taxol and Carboplatin), 28 external beam radiation treatments and 2 internal radiation treatments.. Glad to have that routine behind me now.

      about 5 years ago
    • AmandaH's Avatar
      AmandaH

      Beaner54, were your chemo treatments IP?

      about 5 years ago
    • NanHope's Avatar
      NanHope

      I was treated with the Armstrong Protocol: 6 cycles of IV and IP chemo (IV Taxol, and IP Taxol and Cisplatin). I was told that the most recent studies showed no difference in survival rates between 6 cycles and more cycles - 6 was kind of the standard. BTW each cycle consists of administration of EACH of the three drugs.

      about 5 years ago
    • AmandaH's Avatar
      AmandaH

      Actually, I mis- stated. This IP treatment will be my third and last so my total treatments will be six. I've been on hold last week and this week for high creatine I will be so glad to get the last treatment and be done.

      about 5 years ago

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