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@JaneWest. Yes there are different types of ovarian cancer and each type can respond differently to different types of treatment. For example, the most common form of ovarian cancer is called epithelial high grade serous ovarian cancer. Most women with this type of ovarian cancer are often diagnosed at stage III. This type of ovarian cancer can be associated with a BRCA mutation more so than others. Women with BRCA positive disease also have a better response to PARP inhibitors like the drug Olaparib (Lynparza).
For an overview of the different types of ovarian cancer you can go to our website:
If you would like further information, please let me know. I would be happy to talk to you.
hope you are feeling ok tonight
We hope you will find some good support here on the site.
- wondering are you still on the Lynparza?
Hi @HeidiD - sorry you have had issues with those drugs - has your DR team provided you with some options now?
Are you on a chemo break now or is the DR team going to try variation or another drug type for you?
I'll also direct message you.
Please ask your doctor about the drugs on the list. There are so many out there that may or may not be relevant so I leave it mainly to my doctor. I do not know enough to form an opinion of one over the other but I have asked her about the list and she is aware of them all of course.
I am also on Cisplatin with Docetaxel....today is day 15 after my first infusion.
Day 3 to day 7 were hard and I needed anti-nausea drugs every 4 hours, both Ondansetron and Maxeran, plus twice daily Ranitidine. I could only eat very mild food (white toast, yogurt, ginger infused water) and I struggled to stay hydrated. Nausea would wake me up also.
After Day 7 all is well...I feel fine.
Quite a change from previous chemo with Carboplatin and Taxel--I had no issues with nausea at all.
I know now to be prepared for my next infusion on Monday.....take the drugs before nausea strikes.
Best of luck to you.
Exactly. Get those anti nausea into you to be safe. Good luck.
Will they give you the same chemo drugs as before and how are you managing... do you have an in-person support group?