Interview 14- Ovarian cancer
Age at interview: 54
Age at diagnosis: 53
Brief outline: Ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2002 following abdominal ache. Treated by surgical removal of ovaries and womb followed by chemotherapy.
Background: Retired day centre social worker, married, 2 adult children.
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- Age at interview:
- Age at diagnosis:
- Retired day centre social worker, married, 2 adult children.
We did talk about the different chemotherapies but my husband and I had already come to a decision about that. The present, or at least the gold standard was a combination of Taxol and carboplatin. I'd found out that the Taxol causes the more severe side effects but the research that they had to hand then was that it produced slightly better results if you used the 2 in combination. Although I believe NICE have recently brought out a new report on that. But anyway, the present gold standard then was the combination of the two.
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