Red Devil survivors, please
This is my second breast cancer, a recurrence, in 4 years. My first was treated with Taxotere and Cytoxan every 3 weeks for 4 times. Because the tumor returned, my age and the size, grade and receptor status they are recommending the Red Devil and Taxol this time....eight times for a total of 16 weeks.
First of all I'm pissed. Because I did Lumpectomy, chemo and rads last time my chances of recurrence were supposed to be around 7%. This time they tell me without chemo the chances of recurrence is around 30%....even if I have the BMX I am planning on having. WTF? I didn't even want chemo the first time. Chemo is poison and the more I read about it the more I hate it. And now they want me to do the worst one there is!
Talk to me ladies. Anyone who has had the Red Devil that has lived for a while past it.....5 years or more? Any long term side effects? What about during it? How did that go?
I am understandbly Verklempt!