So sorry to read your last chemo does not appear to be working.
You mention you have had 3 different chemos were they one after the other? Your oncologist does appear to be on top of things with scanning after 3. You would think though that he would have someone to stand in for him when he is on holiday.
Can't remember how long you have been on this journey living with cancer. It is gone 10 years for me. I have had 3 IV now on a second chemo in tablet form.
Fingers crossed things are not as bad as you fear and another treatment can be tried.
I am so sorry Riversidedown and Shelly10. It must be scary. I hope the treatment will work for you for so long, until something new is introduced.
I am surprised trials are not available. I thought that in the first instance they are offered to those who have less options left.
Thank you for writing about it. Maybe it will be easier for the rest of us when we get to this point.
Sorry to hear this Shelly, but hopefully this will be the drug for you. I'm nearly at this point too. I've tried 3 chemos for 3 cycles followed by scan.
I saw my onc last week as I can feel lumps in my abdomen, he organised a CT scan but I cant see him for 2 weeks as he's on holiday. He also cancelled my 3rd cycle due next week as no point if it's not working - so from that he agrees with me that the lumps are more spread otherwise he'd push on with chemo.
We've tried the most effective IV chemos, so now it's working through some tablets and potentially hormones to see if anything can help.
I've been turned down for trials because I've had so much treatment already.
new drugs are being introduced all the time i hope that the chemo you are on lasts until one of the new drugs will be offered to you x
Just got a date for 23rd august to start new chemo, told me there's no more options after this one. I'm gutted. My heads all over the place.