Hi! Welcome to our wonderful forum. I have attatched some really good
sites to go to and would suggest that you go to the NCI site to the PDQ
section. Your friend, lillian
WELCOME TO YOUR MOL CANCER FORUM
Here you will meet a wonderful caring group of individuals who are
cancering or who are loved ones and friends being advocates for those
Individuals in this group are not in the medical professional field.
Therefore,we do not
endorse a treatment, drug or product. Our people combined do have many
accumulated knowledge and expierence, who come from all walks in life and
are able to
lend tremendous assistance to help you walk through this journey.
There are a few matters of importance to address.
It is the general assumption of the group that one can use alternative
treatments (with your
doctors permission) in conjunction with traditional therapy.
We feel that an individual who has had testing and is returning to the
doctor should take
someone with them as an extra set of ears.
It must be remembered that this is a most stressful time for you. We also
agree that a
second or even a third opinion is healthy. One needs to shop for the right
doctor for them;
as each of us are so different not only in personality; but our bodies
You should be seeking nothing but the best doctors and hospital, remember
this is your life
and you want to be in control. The best way to be in control is to acquire
all the information
needed for your particular cancer; so that you and your doctor can descide
treatment for you.
We find stress is our worse enemy, it is so important to remove yourself
situations and non positive thinkers.
There are so many new drugs and treatments our there for most cancers that
lend hope to
Be prepared for you doctors visits with questions. Should the doctor
interrupt you while
you are questioning explain that you have more questions. Make sure the
doctor speaks to
you in lay terms and that he is positive also.
Too often the doctor will give a gloomy statistical report, thus taking
hope away from the
patient and we find so many people who far out live the guess of any
doctor. Last; but
never least make sure that you eat healthy and that you keep your immune
system built up.
Again, we are here for you, we are a place of compassionate comfort, a
place you can rant
and rave knowing that we too have done that. A place of shelter; whereas
all of us know
what you are going through. Your friends of the MOL CANCER FORUM
National Cancer Institute http://rex.nci.nih.gov
Univ of Penn http://cancer.med.upenn.edu
Cancer Notes on the Net http://www.cancernews.com
Medicine On Line http://www.meds.com
MD Anderson http://www.mdanderson.org
Mem. Sloan-Kettering http://www.mskcc.org
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE SITES
85% CancerAnswers - Alternative Treatments
84% Cancer Information -Alternative Treatments
84% CANCER TREATMENTS/ ALTERNATIVE
84% Alternative Remedies for Cancer and other diseases.
84% Re: Alternative cancer treatments 
83% 5. Internet Resources on Cancer
See what the doctor says on alternative meds.
"50 Esential Things to Do When the Doctor
Says it is Cancer", Greg Anderson
Dr. Bernie Siegels "Love, Medicine and Miracles"
Dr. Carl Simontons "The Healing Journey"
Anne Frahms "Cancer Battle Plan"
Greg Andersons "50 Essential Things to Do When the Diagnosis is Cancer"
Resources: Support Services: Transportation & Lodging
TRANSPORTATION & LODGING
Air Care Alliance
4620 Haygood Road, Suite 8
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(800)296-1217 (National Patient Air Transport Helpline)
Web site: http://www.angelflightfla.org/
A trade organization providing air transportation to ambulatory and
medically stable people.
6133 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
Web site: http://www.airlifeline.org/
Provides cost-assisted emergency medical transportation.
Corporate Angel Network
Westchester County Airport, 1 Loop Road
White Plains, NY 10604
Web site: http://www.corpangelnetwork.org/
Provides free plane transportation for cancer patients undergoing treatment
from recognized cancer treatment centers.
National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses
4915 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Web site: http://www.visit-usa.com/hhh
Provides information on away from home lodging for patients and families.
National Patient Air Transport Helpline
P.O. Box 1940
Manassas, VA 22110
Web site: http://www.npath.org/
Provides referrals for charitable and discounted patient medical air
BONE MARROW,TISSUE & ORGAN DONOR
Bone Marrow Transplant Newsletter
1985 Spruce Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
Web site: http://www.bmtnews.org/
Publishes quarterly newsletter for bone marrow peripheral stem cell
transplant patients; provides patient-to-survivor telephone link.
Bone Marrow Transplant Family Support Network
P.O. Box 845
Avon, CT 06001
Provides a telephone support network, family counseling and education, peer
groups and insurance information for BMT patients and families.
P.O. Box 6725
Houston, TX 77265
Promotes and facilitates organ and tissue donor commitments.
National Marrow Donor Program
3433 Broadway Street NE, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(800)MARROW2 (Donor Information)
Web site: http://www.marrow.org/
Maintains a registry of bone marrow donors; provides donor recruitment
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (BMT Link)
29209 Northwester Hwy. #624
Southfield, MI 48034
Web site: http://comnet.org/nbmtlink
Provides information and support to BMT patients and families; promotes
public understanding and research for BMT issues.
Organ Transplant Fund
1102 Brookfield, Suite 202
Memphis, TN 38119
Web site: http://www.otf.org/
Provides financial and insurance assistance, patient advocacy and housing
information during treatment for transplant recipients and their families.
8002 Discovery Drive, Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23229
Provides financial assistance to offset cost of post-transplant medications;
acts as clearinghouse for transplant information.
CHILDRENS HOPES & DREAMS FONDATION
HOME HEALTH CARE
National Association for Home Care
c/o Consumer Guide
P.O. Box 14241
Washington, DC 20003
Web site: http://www.nahc.org/
Trade association providing referrals to home or hospice care.
The Oley Foundation
214 Hun Memorial, A-23
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY 12208-3478
Web site: http://www.wizvax.net/oleyfdn
Support for home enteral and/or parental nutrition therapy.
175 Broadhollow Road
Melville, NY 11747
Web site: http://www.olsten.com/
Provides home health care services including chemotherapy, nutrition and
therapies, pain management, physical therapy, and general nursing services.
Visiting Nurse Association of America National Office
3801 East Florida Avenue, Suite 900
Denver, CO 80210
Provides skilled nursing and assisted living services.
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
919 Lafond Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Web site: http://www.wilder.org/
Provides assisted living and nursing home care services for the elderly in
2202 Mt. Vernon Ave., Suite 3C
Alexandria, VA 22301
Web site: http://www.chionline.org/
Provides information and referral services,counseling, support groups,
research aimed at improving hospice care for children.
Choice in Dying
1035 30th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Advocacy organization for end-of-life rights;provides legal counseling and
National Association for Home Care
c/o Consumer Guide
P.O. Box 14241
Washington, DC 20003
Web site: http://www.nahc.org/
Trade association that provides referrals to local hospice organizations.
Hospice Education Institute/Hospicelink
190 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426
Provides information and referral services,education, advice and assistance
hospice and palliative care.
National Hospice Organization
1901 N. Moore Street, Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22209
Web site: http://www.nho.org/
Provides information and referrals to local hospitals, patient advocacy and
National Institute for Jewish Hospice
8723 Alden Drive, Suite 219
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Provides free telephone counseling and referrals; trains professionals in
the art of helping the
Jewish terminally ill.
Americans with Disabilities Act
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Office of Legal Council
1801 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20507
Provides information and legal assistance regarding discrimination due to
illness or disability
Family Medical leave Act
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20210
Provides information on employment rights during medical leave due to
Support Services: INSURANCE & FINANCE
American Association of Health Plans
129 20th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Web site: http://www.aahp.org/
Insurance industry trade association that will provide information on
insurance and health care
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
675 North St. Claire Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Department of Health and Human Services
Inspector General Hotline
Office of the Inspector General
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026
U.S. government hotline for complaints regarding Medicare or Medicaid;
provides assistance with
issues of entitlements, benefits, insurance, and community resources.
Disabled American Veterans
807 Main Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024
Web site: http://www.dav.org/
Provides assistance with health benefits for U.S. veterans.
Hill-Burton Free Hospital Care
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 7-47
Rockville, MD 20857
Web site: http://www.hrsa.dhhs.gov/bhrd/dfcr/dfcrmain.htm
U.S. government program that can arrange for cost-assisted care for
disadvantaged individuals at
certain medical facilities or hospitals.
National Insurance Consumer Hotline
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Provides assistance in finding insurance coverage, information on insurance
issues and a consumer
Support Services: HAIR LOSS
Look Good, Feel Better
The American Cancer Society
Teaches women who have undergone cancer treatment how to improve appearance
cosmetics, wigs, scarfs, etc.
212 West Van Buren Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
Web site: http://www.y-me.org/
Provides donated wigs free of charge.
This MOL FORUM is intended to assist people with cancer, their family,
friends and caregivers find the information to help them make decisions
regarding treatment and management of their disease. Nothing presented
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ensure the accuracy of the information provided, but the Mol Forum makes no
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Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 1:14 AM
Subject: [MOL] Request for information on Ovarian Cancer treatment
>My mother is suffering from third stage ovarian cancer for the past 4
years. While she was admitted in 1994, it was found that she was in the
third stage. Hence she was operated and subsequently subjected to
Chemotherapy using Cisplatin drugs for 6 cycles. Subsequently she was in a
remission period for about 9 months, and thereafter CA-125 showed increased
levels. Hence the line of treatment was changed to Carboplatin for 6 more
cycles. With this again we were in a position to achieve another 9 months of
remission period. Unfortunately the disease relapsed again after a period of
10 months. Again she was subjected for another 5 cycles of Chemotherapy
treatment, this time using TAXOL which was supposedly the latest treatment
per Doctors. However the last cycle(ie 6th cycle) couldn't be given to her
as she was detected to have Global Hypokinesia and some changes in the ECG
>It is now estimated that she should not have any relapse atleast for
another 1 year. This I am not very sure as obviously my mother feels some
uneasiness though CA-125 results shows normal readings. The apprehension I
have is whether the drug can really prevent cancer for next 1 year. And
after that what is the next step.
>Hence could you please let me know if there is any line of treatment which
doesn't involve chemotherapy and is cost effective. Could I also know that
the method of treatment adopted by Doctors so far in my mother's case is
>Is there a similar drug for ovarian cancer on the lines of antineoplastin ?
>I would appreciate an early advise on this.
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