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Forum: Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer and Its Treatment —

This is a place to discuss concerns, tips and strategies for all types of side effects from all types of medications and treatments, (chemo/rads/hormonal/targeted/pain meds/etc.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2020 04:23AM

phet7178 wrote:

Just wondering if anyone has suffered from anemia while on hormone treatment or a year out from active therapy? I've recently developed mild anemia and am trying to get to the bottom of the cause. I had it while having chemo last year but not since. Searching the boards only brought up people who have developed it when Stage 4 Scared

I'm on Zolodex to suppress my ovaries, Letrozole and Ibandronic Acid (a bisphosphonate). The Ibandronic Acid lists anemia as a side effect though it is meant to be a 'rare' one. Because of Covid I can't get to see my doctor as soon as I would like and am trying to stay reasonable about what it could be! Any thoughts welcome

Dx 3/7/2019, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/22/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 25, 2020 09:00PM MinusTwo wrote:

I had anemia as a result of AC chemo - adriamycin & cytoxan. It resolved when I quit the infusions,.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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