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Topic: TCHP Side Effects

Forum: Stage II Breast Cancer — Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018 06:20PM

k10elizabeth wrote:

Hi everyone! I'll be starting TCHP within the next month and I'm having a hard time picking which day of the week for my treatments. It will be every three weeks. In your experiences, which day post-chemo were the symptoms the worst? My boss couldn't be more supportive and understanding of my need to take time off, but I'd like to work as much I can. I'd really appreciate any advice and/or insight. Thank you!

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Dec 4, 2018 06:27PM Kat22 wrote:

Day 3-4 seemed to be the worst for me. Effects are cumulative and it seemed like I needed more days off toward the end as it was harder to bounce back. (especially after #5 &6)

Dx 4/6/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 6/5/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/5/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/6/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 10/24/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/5/2018 Hormonal Therapy 3/14/2019 Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 4, 2018 07:10PM NotVeryBrave wrote:

Agreed. I had infusions on Wednesdays and felt tired that evening but pretty normal on Thursday and Friday. By Friday night - I'd start feeling not so great. Saturday and Sunday were the worst days then I'd feel gradually better.

TCHP x 6 with pCR. One year of Herceptin. DTI pre-pec surgery. Quit Tamoxifen after 3 months. Dx 11/21/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 12/18/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 12/19/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/9/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 9/9/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 4, 2018 07:15PM WC3 wrote:

I didn't really have a single peak for all side effects but I was generally out of commission days 1 through 6 or 7 and then sometime there after I would get stomach cramps with some diarrhea that made me fear not having access to a restroom. I probably could have made more use of the Imodium but the cramping could be unpredictable.

Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 5/31/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/14/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Dec 4, 2018 09:19PM BellasMomToo wrote:

I had my infusions on Tuesdays. I felt worse from day 2 to 10.

Dx'd at age 56. Tumor found by my annual mammogram -- cancer can grow fast! Dx 10/6/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Dx 10/6/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, ER+/PR- Targeted Therapy 11/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/2/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/2/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 3/27/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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Dec 4, 2018 11:00PM hapa wrote:

I did my infusions on Wednesdays and on Friday afternoon I'd leave work a little early and go home and sleep. The bone aches from the neulasta would kick in Saturday and mostly wear off by Monday. Rounds 5 & 6 were more difficult to bounce back from.

Dx 12/14/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/14/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 3/20/2018, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIA, 3/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 3/28/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/28/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 8/22/2018 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 10/22/2018 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall

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