Doxil Treatment

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by Jordan on Thu May 12, 2005 12:00 AM

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I was on Doxil for five cycles. My ca125 went from 155 to 9 after 2 infusions, and my doctor and I are both convinced that it worked so well and with so few side-effects because of the supplements I took with it. Here is my regimen: WHEY protein (processed at low temperatures) with GREEN TEA 3 times a day, QUERCITIN with BROMELAIN, TURMERIC, FISH OIL (3 times a day) and MILK THISTLE capsules in the evening. Good luck!


by Mcodent on Wed May 18, 2005 12:00 AM

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I am told there are nutritional no-no's to be avoided while taking Doxil. I could use some help with meal planning for my wife during her treatment. What sources are available, if any.


by Tlc1angel on Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:00 AM

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My Endometrial cancer was discovered in Stage 3, and it returned in February 2005. I am currently going thru Doxil chemo and have one more to go. I have found that if I follow "the law" on the instructions, I do not have the severe feet and hand problem. I have had peeling, sore and itching feet, but that was after I wore heels a few days after my treatment. It was a hard, long painful lesson to learn to never do that again! I'm not sure if I'll have any more treatments after the Doxil, I'll go later in August for an additional CT/Chest Xray to determine if that's needed. I am getting a Steriod Shot and an anti-nausea medicine before I start the chemo and it has helped tremendously. Good luck and God bless to all of you as we all go thru this !

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by Sherri on Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:00 AM

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Jordan, It was so great to read your message! My mom was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer in Nov '03. Had surgery then the initial round of traditional chemo. I am a health nut, did a ton of research and had her on life extension vitamins, extra vitamin C, MGN-3 (now immune assist), and a very healthy diet with emphasis on low sugar (as i'm sure you know, cancer cells love sugar). She got thru the chemo great - only side effect being that she lost her hair; slight neuropathy.'s now a year since that chemo's been over. They detected a "nodule" down near her bowels, and want to start her on Doxil. I've read all about it, including PPE. I was searching for NON-DRUG, healthy ways to prevent/treat it. Can you tell me more about your regimen? 1) how did you come up with it? 2) specific doses? I'd really appreciate it! Congratulations on your health success - what an inspiring story! Thank you!


by Fl5505 on Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:00 AM

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Reading the message from Sue and others, I too have been on a lot of different medications, I was on doxil and had the same problems with hands and feet, then my doc took me of it, and put me on gemzar. Had a reaction to gemzar high fevers, so then he added steroids, but my ca 125 was not moving from 392, so then the doc added carboplatin. Bad reaction to that, so I am now on topotecan, had two cycles, six treatments, had blood work done two days ago and will have results on my ca125, tomorrow, and praying the topotecan is taking down my markers, if not they are going to add some other medication to the tpoptecan, I have not had too many side effects from this medication get it three thursdays in a row and then a week off, just pray it is doing its job. My complete hysterectomy will be two years in nov, they could only get 95 per cent of the cancer cells, I am in Sebastian fla. Best of luck to all. Miss my speller on this message board.

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by Ivy_w on Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:00 AM

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You can check on for more info. Hope someone can translate it for you cause it is in Chinese. This drug is from Shanghai, China. Best supplement so far. Good luck, ivy

RE: Doxil Treatment

by jeans_daughter on Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:00 AM

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Doxil did not help my Mom. After just two cycles her tumors have grown and they have pulled her off.  She is at stage IV ovarian cancer, the tumors are now in her liver.  She was diagnosed in June 2005 at stage 3C.  After major debulking surgery she has had Taxol/Carbo 6-8 cycles twice and been in remission following both times.  She has been a part of 3 studies so far none worked. She has terrible neuropathy but it's better than having cancer.  I don't know her CA125 today but it was 1254 at initial diagnosis.  She will start Gemzar Friday.  I have seen a study that Gemzar in combo w/carboplatin improves PFS (progreesion-free survival) by 3 months.  i hope it works for her.  She is so strong and we hoped that she could just get the taxol/carbo because we know it works for her but i guess the docs say there's a lifetime limit to how much a person can get, she has had 14 cycle of that alone not to mention all the research chemo, too.  Time is truly of the essence now.  Any info and many prayers appreciated.  Prayers and thoughts out to all of you and your loved ones, too!

RE: Doxil Treatment

by aurea on Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi!  Im sorry to hear about your mom.  How did she do with her latest treatment?  I hope she's ok. My family and I are looking for treatments, anything that might work for our loved one.  Small cell ovarian cancer reoccurred with three tumors after a year & a half.  Initial treatment consisted of debulking surgery on 3/2006, cisplatin/etoposide combo, then radiation.  In Nov 2007, she started on 3cycles of cisplat/camptosar combo with no significant drop in CA125,and lots of side effects. We switched to carboplatin/camptosar. This regimen had less side effects but seems to have sent CA125 to skyrock.  Right now her platelet count is very low therefore we cannot start on doxil.  Do u think she should have been on Doxil before carboplatin? Is your mom under the care of a gyn oncologist or just an oncologist.  How did she get in the clinical studies? How does she manage the pain? Good luck to your family!  My thoughts and prayers are with you. 


by Maria2 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:00 AM

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My mom has Stage IV Breast Cancer and is about to begin treatment on DOXIL.  My mom has been treated with Hormone therapy for 4 years and this is her 2nd traditional infusion chemo treatment.  She just completed Navelbine treatment and her CA125 was rising.  The doctor wants to now try DOXIL.  I am really intesterested in hearing exactly what supplements you took and how (doses etc).  I know you mentioned Whey protein, Quercitin with Bromelain, Turmeric, Fish Oil and Milk Thistle.  How much, what form, when etc? would be great. 

Please let me know.

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by PigNm on Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi All - I am Nancy and I was found to have Ovarian Cancer stage3c. I had a hysterdectomy back in July 07 and start chemo in Sept 07 with IP cisplatin and IV taxol. Got to day 8 of first cycle and had kidney failure and landed in hospital for hydration for 12 days. Cisplatin caused Kidney failure. Returned to Chemo getting carbonplatin IP and Taxol IV for 7 cycles. I ended on Jan. 08. I was in remission for awhile, then my CA 125 count went up. Oct it was up to 85 and Ct scan was done and showed a 4mm tumor in my gut. Doc tried hormone therphy for four weeks, with Femara, which I am taking any how for prevention of recurrence of Breast cancer. I had stage 0 and contained in milk duct. Had lumpectomy in Feb, 08 and radiation for 6 weeks. I am OK with that for now. Fermara has new studies out that it also works in preventing Ovarian cancer. So my Doc tried it.

Femara did not work for the new tumor and CA 125 is up now to 170 and I am starting Doxil on Wednesday Dec 10 for treatment of this. I have been reading alot and reading all the blogs everywhere and thought I would join in and share my story. I am willing to hear any thing or suggestions about reactions to Doxil and preventions. I will pray for ALL out there going through ANY sort of Cancer I know the feelings. God be with ALL of US and I will be around and update you on my treatment. I go to Sloan Kettering in Commack NY and its a wonderful place and great docs there. Highly recommended. One in NYC is great too.

Take care All. love Nancy                     


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