Abemaciclib Verzenio for All Stages
I've noticed there is a Verzenio discussion in the Stage IV only section, and another in the Stage III forum. I'm starting this thread because I think there could be a benefit from sharing between all the stages - especially when, and if, Verzenio becomes a more common standard of treatment.
I started Verzenio 14 months ago. I had a couple of large tumors, plus lots of smaller ones in my liver, and then they found a little (15mm) tumor in one breast. After 7 months on Verzenio (150mg x2) and anastrozole, I was NED (by PET-CT).
I've had a little low RBC and WBC, but nothing that required a break in treatment.
The SEs were not fun - extreme fatigue, food aversion, and of course, diarrhea - but the results are well worth it IMHO. A few months later , I requested a dose reduction (100mg x 2), because the big D was becoming more of a problem. While I still have fatigue, I feel much better and the D is manageable again.
In the interest of keeping the discussion friendly, I do request that there be zero political comments and COVID discussion limited to the impacts between COVID and Verzenio. Thanks.