Topic: Taxotere, Carboplatin and Herceptin

Forum: Chemotherapy - Before, During, and After — Regimens, side effects, and support from others going through chemo.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2007 10:04PM

Posted on: Apr 5, 2007 10:04PM

cinrae123 wrote:

Anyone out there on taxotere, carboplatin, and herceptin? I am starting this program in May, I will be doing it every week instead of every third week,,,,,,,,and would like to know what sort of side effects anyone has had. Example,,,,,hair loss, nausea, vomiting, etc. I chose the every week routine as I was encouraged by a woman in the drs. office that is halfway thru and has not had any hair loss. I was thinking that because each cycle is spread out every week instead of a big dose once,,,,,that maybe that has something to do with it. I am having a difficult time with the thought of losing my hair. Silly I know,,,,everyone says it grows back,,,,but its just a personal thing for me. So anyone out here that did TCH every week? I would truly like to hear from you.
Thank you,,,,,,,,,,,
Cindy Dx 1/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Dec 26, 2015 10:57PM lago wrote:

If you are considered HER2+ then Perjeta IS medically necessary. You need to discuss with your oncologist. They are the ones that screwed up if you are not HER2+… but if you are then Insurance must pay. Otherwise your treatment center should eat it.

DONE!! goo.gl/IoaN6U • Tattoos 2.7.2012 • Nipples 10.6.2011 • Exchange 6.24.2011 • Chemo 1.18. 2011 • BMX 8.31.2010 Dx 7/13/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Dec 26, 2015 11:17PM minustwo wrote:

Grace - Lago is right. Perhaps your doc or med center either: 1) turned in your diagnosis code of HER2+ incorrectly, 2) billed the Perjeta treatments with the incorrect code, or 3) compounded a paperwork snafu with all the code number associated with both of the above. Good luck w/a resolution.

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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Dec 27, 2015 12:43PM GraceN wrote:

Thank you lago and Minus Two! I plan on taking my paperwork to the oncologist tomorrow when I go for treatment and see what's up as I am definitely HER2+ (87%) and it was never given with any indication that insurance might not cover Perjeta!

Dx 10/28/2015, ILC/IDC, Right, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, Targeted Therapy 11/17/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/17/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel), Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Targeted Therapy 11/17/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/17/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 11/17/2015 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 4/6/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
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Dec 29, 2015 10:08AM specialk wrote:

grace - ask your oncologist to do a peer to peer with your insurance company - you definitely meet the criteria for Perjeta.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 16 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 2013-2018. Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, IHC
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Jan 9, 2016 12:51AM lindakr wrote:

So many times when I've gotten an insurance rejection it has been coded incorrectly, they just need to re-submit, and if there is still issues, get the doctor to write a letter.

Modified Radical MX w/axillary dissection; 6xTCH, Hercpetin for a year, Rads, trying 3rd AI Aromasin. No Reconstruction. Lymphedema. Dx 3/19/2010, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 5/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/2/2010 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Targeted Therapy 5/15/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/15/2010 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/25/2010 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 28, 2016 10:37AM mt4ever wrote:

Hey Everyone! I am 4 years out and checking in! Does anyone with the TCH treatment regimen have any issues with bruising this far out?

Dx 2/15/2012, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, Surgery 3/2/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 4/9/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 4/9/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 28, 2016 01:08PM amyisstrong wrote:

Interesting you asked. I am 7 years out and have noticed just this year or so a lot more bruising. Thought it was just part of again. Could there be a connection to our treatment? I never even considered that.

Lumpectomy 4/09, TCH 4/09-8/09, Rads 8/09-10/09 Herceptin 4/09-3/10,Tamoxifen 10/09 - 10/12. Cervical polyp from Tamox, had D&C - benign. Now on Arimidex 10/12. Total hysterectomy 4/13 Dx 3/2/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Oct 28, 2016 01:34PM mt4ever wrote:

Not sure AmyIsStrong but I never bruised like this before BC, I mean in places that would be hard to just attribute it to hitting something and not remembering! Let's see if anyone else weighs in!

Dx 2/15/2012, DCIS/IDC, Left, <1cm, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, Surgery 3/2/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 4/9/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 4/9/2012 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 28, 2016 11:54PM CassieCat wrote:

My platelets are still a bit below normal, almost two years out from finishing chemo. I tend to bruise a little more and they seem to take a while to go away.

43 years old at dx. 6 rounds of TCHP (DONE 12/15/14), MX on left side (DONE 1/9/15), radiation (DONE 4/1/15), Herceptin (DONE 8/19/15) and Tamoxifen (3.5 years), AI (currently) Dx 8/19/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+,
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Nov 2, 2016 11:26AM Jerseygirl927 wrote:

i do notice some bruises more now, but i am off arimidex and on letrizole. But i do take an aspirin 81mg daily. I see MO next month will ask her.

Surgery 1/13/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 1/14/2015, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 2/26/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/30/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx IDC, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx ILC, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+

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