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Topic: For those on Lupron or other chemical ovarian suppression

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Posted on: Apr 1, 2020 12:18PM - edited Apr 1, 2020 12:19PM by Lexica

Lexica wrote:

Are you still being told to go into the hospital and infusion room for your monthly injections? It seems such a high risk to all involved for such a simple procedure (especially those on active chemo in the infusion room to have relatively healthy people passing through the infusion room). Anyone being offered an alternative - either take home or having it administered at a pharmacy or something?

Diagnosed at 34. 2 years of Ibrance via PALLAS trial (ends 4/2020) Dx 7/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 12/27/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 1/15/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 1, 2020 01:23PM Moderators wrote:

Hi Lexica, You may want to also look at this thread: https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/78/topics....

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17 hours ago Staceybee wrote:

I have been getting monthly Lupron shots since July 2018 which have been a non-event. But I am in NYC and don't want to go in to the hospital next week so asked my MO to send in a prescription so it can be delivered to me. My husband has medical training and can inject me. However, the script is for 7.5mg which CVS Caremark DENIED because they will only approve 3.75mg - even though my insurance has covered 7.5mg since the beginning. So now I need to go to a NYC hospital next week. Can you BELIEVE it? My MO said she uses7.5mg to ensure complete suppression.

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Apr 1, 2020 03:03PM Lexica wrote:

Thank you Mods!

Diagnosed at 34. 2 years of Ibrance via PALLAS trial (ends 4/2020) Dx 7/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/14/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Dx 12/27/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 5/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 1/15/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Apr 1, 2020 04:34PM spiralforest wrote:

I was worried about getting my injection of Zoladex. It's not in the hospital but a medical clinic. He actually told me to cancel it and not go. So I stopped it and also the anastrazole for 8 weeks. Everyone's situation is different though and most people seem to have still gone in and gotten their shot. Also depends on where you are. I'm in Montreal and we're the hot zone in Canada.

Dx 2/6/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/8/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 5/20/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/10/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Apr 1, 2020 04:46PM ErenTo wrote:

I'm in Toronto and my next appointment is tomorrow morning. I get mine at a small clinic that partners with AstraZeneca, so it's not at a hospital setting. This morning I got a pre-screening call from the clinic asking me the usual stuff: if I have Covid 19 or been in contact with someone with it, have fever, cough or have traveled recently or been in contact with someone who has recently returned to Canada. I got the go ahead and was told they'll follow strict guidelines at the clinic. I intend to wear a mask and walk to the clinic tomorrow (instead of subway, it's a 35-min walk), the waiting room is never busy, so it's typically a quick in and out.

Survived an unexplained sudden cardiac arrest b/w surgery and chemo (while attending a chemo info session at the hospital). Code blue, CPR, induced coma, ICU, ICD. Escaped alive with heart and brain unscathed! Dx 12/8/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 6/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 1/12/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/20/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/23/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 8/4/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Apr 4, 2020 02:05PM ChemicalWorld wrote:

Canada here. I get a monthly Lupron injection as well as a B12 at the same time. I have been going to my local small hospital outpatients where a nurse was giving it to me. About two weeks ago, the hospital called and told me I was no longer allowed to go there for my injections as they were going with emergency services only I believe (can't recall all the conversation). I was told to contact my doctor and/or find a nurse friend or something to give it to me. I did have a nurse acquaintance volunteer, but i'm guessing that means she'd also have to come into my home after work. I have not left my house in over two weeks and no one has been in my home either. My oncology centre is over an hour away, my doctor about a half hour. The office is open and letting two people in at a time. Not comfortable with any of it. I even asked to see if it was at all possible I could give myself this injection - no go. Pharmacy can not give me this injection either but they said i'd be able to get the actual needle still (fingers crossed). It's IM and the rig is complicated, I guess it's outside what they can do.

It actually only occurred to me this morning that my injection is next due over the Easter weekend. At best I'll be two days late getting it, if I have to go to a dr's office. Going to be making some very rushed phone calls .


Dx 9/28/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage II, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/12/2010 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/5/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/3/2011 Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/6/2011
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Apr 4, 2020 09:03PM ElaineTherese wrote:

I went and got my Zoladex shot last week. It was fine. My clinic is separate from the rest of the hospital and has a strict "no visitors" policy. I was met at the door with a thermometer and some hand sanitizer. I must have been offered hand sanitizer at least 20 times and my nurse used it liberally. I was there for maybe 15 minutes and that was it.

DX IDC June 28, 2014, 5 cm., 1 node tested positive (fine needle biopsy); 0/20 after neoadjuvant chemo + ALND; Grade 3; ER+ PR+ HER2+ Neoadjuvant chemotherapy starting 7/23/14 ACX 4, Taxol X 12, Perjeta X 4; Herceptin: one year Chemotherapy 7/22/2014 AC Targeted Therapy 9/16/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/16/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/16/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 1/11/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Hormonal Therapy 2/24/2015 Aromasin (exemestane), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 3/8/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Apr 12, 2020 04:05AM pokyspider wrote:

I was given a 6 month depot Lupron injection so I don't have to keep going in and out of the hospital, plus it works out cheaper. They gave me 3 month script of Tamoxifen too.

Dx 11/19/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 10/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 1/23/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/19/2019 CEF Chemotherapy 6/25/2019 Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/17/2019 Radiation Therapy 9/18/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 9/18/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 27, 2020 07:40PM NoWhyToIt wrote:

I was given a 3 mos. injection for this reason and have had some joint pain and am wondering if anyone is seeing more side effects with the longer dose shot?

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Apr 27, 2020 10:02PM HOPE012119 wrote:

I’ll be doing Zoladex at home starting in May. Previously I went to the infusion center. Another option shared with me is to do Lupron every 3 months.

Dx 1/21/2019, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 3/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 2/27/2019 AC + T (Taxol)

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