Anyone starting Chemotherapy in March 2023?
I am new to this club that no one wanted to join. I am 51, premenopausal and was diagnosed with IDC stage 1, 1.1 cm, Grade 3 tumor, no lymph node involvement. Sadly, my Oncotype was 29, so chemo it is for me!!! I will be getting 4 rounds of TC (docetaxel & cyclophosphamide) every three weeks. I'll also try to cold cap using Penguin.
Is anyone going this same TC regimen? I was going to get a port, but then chickened out. My MO said a port isn't needed with 4 infusions, so I will try it and see how my veins go.
Also, what happens the day after your infusions?? I noticed that my Chemo start date is March 14th where it's listed as 3-4 hours. BUT then on my Mychart there's another chemo appointment the next day March 15th for 1 hr. No one ever mentioned doing chemo 2 days in a row, and with cold capping I am concerned. I have a call to my MO office to find out. Wondering if anyone could tell me what that 2nd appointment could potentially be.
It doesn't look like my insurance covers Neulasta, so I am really wondering/worried about what my medical team is planning.