• Want to know what chemo is like and how effective it is - what I read doesn't sound promising.

    Asked by mgm48 on Friday, January 20, 2012

    Want to know what chemo is like and how effective it is - what I read doesn't sound promising.

    The PSA and scans seem to indicate that the cancer is growing inspite of the hormone block so chemo is next - just don't know what to expect.

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    • Indyeastside's Avatar
      Indyeastside

      With me, my path was surgery, then chemo and the CAB. Chemo was not as bad as you might think. No nausea, just made me tired, particularly on the third day after treatment.

      The chemo did what it was supposed to do-knocked my PSA levels to under .008. Has some hair loss, but recovered quickly.

      Think you should do well and wish you success.

      about 9 years ago
    • Keephopealive's Avatar
      Keephopealive

      My chemo was for cervical, scattered tumors....it was very weird...I had no, make that NO side effects except the hair loss. I never felt sick, weak, nothing. But it worked only for awhile, my CA125 scores went way down but then kept shooting up. I am now on an anti-horomone pill and then it it doesn't work I will do another type of chemo...Good luck....

      about 9 years ago
    • Beverly's Avatar
      Beverly

      I just had my 9th RCVP treatment - I'm on the 6th month and it hasn't been that bad for me. Ask your Dr, nurses, and any other health care providers as many questions as you think of. I always write down my questions and concerns between visits. My Dr expects me to have a list every time I see her and I do. It's my life, my body, and I want to be as informed as I can be. Drummerboy suggested that you not believe everything that you read on web sites. I was all over the internet at first and all it did was to scare me more in the beginning. I have found a support group that meets every other week and I believe it will be very helpful. Have you went to Am Cancer's site? I found it helpful and I know it is a very different journey with different highes and lows for each one of us. I'll keep you in my prayers.

      about 9 years ago

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