Sister just diagnosed with TNBC
Good morning, everyone,
My sister was just diagnosed with TNBC, in fact she hasn't been staged yet but the Onc feels she's probably at IIIB given the size and at least one Node involvement. She will be getting her scans this coming week then starting Chemo. She lives in Georgia and I'm in PA so I can be at her dr appts to ask questions but my nephew is taking notes and sharing. The Dr. wants to us the Keynote 522, and has provided paperwork for Carboplatin, Doxorubicin, Pembrolizmab, Cyclophosphamide and Paclitaxol. I'm not really sure I'm hoping to hear from anyone who has been thru this particular regiment or is currently going thru. What the side effects are, what you've done, used to help counteract any side effects. Any advice would be very appreciated. I'm getting a package together for her and want to make sure I'm covering as much as I can. Pepto for Diarrhea, Ginger for nausea, silk pillowcases (my head was so sore when I was losing my hair), etc.
Just as a bit of History, I was diagonosed in 2011 with stage IIA TNBC, at that time I had a Lumpectomy, 6 rounds of TAC, then radiation. Honestly can't believe it's been 12 years. And I'd love to hear more about the new protocals. I had posted and got a lot of information from this site at the time however, I no longer have my login credentials so I had to create a new account.