Topic: chemo for recurrance
does anybody have experience of treatments for metastasised cc to lypmh nodes and lungs that have proved effective? - my dad has been offered gemcitabine + carboplatin. Carboplatin is the 'equivalent' of cisplatin apparentely - we wanted cisplatin and i want to make sure that we are not being offered a cheaper inferior version. does anyone have experience of carboplatin?
I notice from alot of the postings that alot of you are having avastin - they are reluctant to give it here in the UK because of cost - is it true that it is a 'wonderdrug'? - does anyone have experience/more info on this? should it be given in conjunction with the chemo?
we have not been given an optimistic outlook "at best chemo will give an extre 2-3 months IF it works - 1 in 4 chance of it working".. this seems hard to reconcile with some of the successes being reported on this site.. marianne i think you mentioned that mark is on oxylplatin rather then cisplatin because trial data showed a more favourable response, do you have a link or further info on that?
if anybody does have experience of mets to lungs i would really appreciate any advice/info you might have
PS - Kelly - great news - good luck with the surgery