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Topic: Mom just started chemo. All tips for caregivers welcome!

Forum: Caring for Someone with Breast cancer —

A place to share your struggles and concerns about supporting and caring for a person you love diagnosed with breast cancer with others who understand.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2017 07:54PM - edited Dec 28, 2017 08:48PM by JoieDeVivre73

JoieDeVivre73 wrote:

Hi all...my 70 year old mom was diagnosed with Stage 1, grade 3, IDC,no cancer in 26 tested lymph nodes. She opted for a bilateral mastectomy in November. She started treatment today: weekly Taxol for 12 weeks, Herceptin every 3 weeks for 12 months. She has a great attitude and is determined to kick cancer's butt. Anyone been a caregiver for asimilar treatment plan? All advice appreciated!

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Dec 30, 2017 05:03AM Pei128 wrote:

Hi Joie, my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 from the get go. She started off with Taxol and when she got medical financial assistance a month after she started Taxol, she started herceptin once every 3 weeks. She just end her 12th taxol treatment and will go for ct scan next week. The doctor is planning to continue with herceptin once every 3 week and depending on ct scan results, start her on hormone therapy (pill).

Dx 8/29/2017, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 10/6/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/21/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 30, 2017 11:04PM JoieDeVivre73 wrote:

Thanks Pei...I hope your mom’s CT comes back clear

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