I can't imagine why I've suppose to make the choice. Any suggestions / comments / insights?
thanks, confused Mary
Thanks for answering. I"m going back to the dr. and get more answers. Good luck on your chemo. What are you taking?
Hello Mary! I am glad that you found us. I have to agree w/ the other ladies and strongly suggest that you get an 2nd opinion. I can't imagine an onco giving you a "menu" to chose your treatment. I have stage IV mets to the bone and there were some spots on my liver also. I have been on a weekly regiment of Herceptin and Navelbine since October of 2003. My CEA counts are down below normal range. The spots on my liver have disappeared. I had taxol after my first round of chemo 5 yrs ago. It wasn't even mentioned to me as a treatment option this time by my onco. Please consider getting another opinion.
Deb, it's encouraging to know your spots have disappeared. I also have evidence of early infiltration to bone (vertebrae). I told my dr. (M.D. Anderson in Houston) I want whichever has the best chance of making me better…he chose Taxol. I think he's starting conservatively, since my liver functions are normal. I don’t think it matters which order they’re given, they just try different ones until something works. This is my first round of chemo, after Arimidex failed. The tumor marker they’re using for me is CA Antigen 27.29. The norm for this is 29-30; mine is 394. Hope to see it go down soon.