Hello everyone, wishing you a healthy 2019 and many great days to come.
I haven't posted in a while but I am sitting around and a question just popped into my head: "Why isn't my mom getting any maintenance therapy?" so I jumped on here to post and ask.
I ask this because I have been reading various stories of women with similar ovarian cancer diagnoses and treatments (successful surgery and chemo), and these women often tell about the maintenance drugs that they are on after initial cancer treatment (such as Avastin, or Lynparza). The oncologist had told us that she did very well, it was all removed. We assumed she would go on maintenance drugs to continue this positive outcome but he didn't jump on it and suggested we wait to use this [e.x. Avastin] IF it's needed down the road. Has anyone had a similar suggestion from their onc? Would anyone care to share if they are on maintenance (and what) or if just on the wait and see approach? I know that the brca population tend to get Lynparza after firstline, which isn't happening for the non-brca population, but it still seems to vary for the different stories I read so am wondering and learning.