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Topic: Zometa infusion other than arm

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2018 04:09AM

silphium wrote:

I’m scheduled for a zometa infusion next week for osteoporosis. Has anyone had the infusion done anyplace other than their arms. Lymph nodes were removed from both arms so I’m hesitant to have the infusion in my arm. Thanks for any input.

Sue Dx 2/27/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/17/2017 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Dx 3/21/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IA, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Radiation Therapy 9/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 19, 2018 07:04AM JoE777 wrote:

you should remind your doctor about this. My team said if I had arm problems I could have a port

Dx 2/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/3/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 2/2018, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Kisqali Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy Other Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 22, 2018 05:27PM silphium wrote:

Hi JoE777, thanks for the reply, I did relay my concerns to my MO, I’ll see what happens next Monday

Sue Dx 2/27/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/17/2017 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel) Dx 3/21/2017, IDC, Right, Stage IA, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast Radiation Therapy 9/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 27, 2018 06:04PM - edited Nov 27, 2018 06:05PM by hugz4u

Dont let them convince you that arms are ok,they are not! It's your arms you have to live with not theirs!

Can they infuse in the leg. Ask. I get foot draws.

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