Doxil for chemotherapy
Yes, I’ve had Doxil but not as a single agent. I had it with Carbo. This was for recurrence of ovarian cancer after being in remission for a year. I do not have a port. It was not suggest I get one for Doxil. I didn’t finish my treatments because I experienced a small bowel obstruction and spent a week in the hospital waiting for it to pass. I’m afraid this might not be much help to you. I did have blood count and platelet count issues. Since I was on two drugs it was hard to know what was doing what. It did not slow the growth of my cancer. I am Stage 3C. I wish you the very best.
I am not under any treatment at this time. My recurrence cancer has not responded to any chemo and I have done two immunotherapy trials as well. Very discouraging. I will meet with my oncologist this week to see if he has any suggestions. I have not had any vein collapse. The first poke might not work because my veins roll, but the second attempt usually does.
I have stage 3c Ovarian ca diagnosed early Jan 2020.Started on Carbo ,Taxol and Avastin.I did NOT respond to the tretament after4 cycles.Very discouraging.
I am on Doxil now and yes, a medport is advisable ! Very toxic to the tissues. I have had no major issues with it thus far.Due for my second dose in 2 weeks.Be strong!