Topic: Taxotere, Carboplatin and Herceptin

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

Posted on: Apr 6, 2007 05:04AM - edited Aug 10, 2022 03:58AM by moderators

Posted on: Apr 6, 2007 05:04AM - edited Aug 10, 2022 03:58AM by moderators

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. Examples: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 it's 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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Feb 12, 2019 04:22PM Cassie23 wrote:

A few seconds ago Cassie23 wrote:

hi. JUST WANNA KNOW IF ANYONE HAS THIS SIDE EFFECT. Just started my 1st cycle. Its been 4hrs and my my chest hurts a bit. Its like compressing but not that bad. Like 2 out of 10 pain scale. But its not normal for me. I just wanna know if anyone has experienced it. I feel normal other than that. No stomach pain or nausea or anytging. Just my chest is compressing at the center and its bugging me out. I can breath normally but theres a stabbing pain. Compressing my chest. My onc said that it may be the meds reacting. Im not thinking well right now. And im freaking out. And also, do u wear masks? Just wondering. Thank u for ur time! I appreciate it so much if someone could tell me im not the only one experiencing this.

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Feb 12, 2019 08:39PM minustwo wrote:

Cassie: this is not a very active thread. I don't remember that SE & didn't wear a mask. But I recommend you try the link below to the January Chemo thread, or see if there is a new February thread yet.

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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Feb 19, 2019 10:50AM SugarCakes wrote:

heartburn perhaps? I had it. Scared me initially. OTC helped but didn’t get rid of it completely. Talkto your MO.

46 years old Dx 1/20/2015, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 2/2/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/2/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 2/2/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 7/6/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/9/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 10/6/2015 Whole breast: Breast Surgery 2/21/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 1/30/2018 Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue expander placement
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Feb 19, 2019 11:37PM hellosara wrote:

Hi all, not sure if this is the right place to post this but Im having a weird chemo side effect & hoping one of you have advice! I'm on round 2 of taxotere, carboplatin, herceptin & Perjeta (given every 3 weeks).

I’m managing pretty well - but I have weird gas/bubbles in my throat. Feels like I'm going to vomit, or somethimes it feels like there is vomit in my throat - but with no retching, and I dont actually vomit. Not accompanied by the usual dizzy/motion sick feelings of nausea. It won't go away. I'm taking compazine for nausea, I tried brioschi and alka seltzer and gargling with baking soda water on recommendation of onco nurses - didn't help. 🤢 any ideas of what I can do?

Dx 10/23/2018, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3
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Feb 20, 2019 12:47AM bellasmomtoo wrote:

I had a burning feeling in my throat that lasted throughout chemo. My MO said it was acid reflux and recommended Prilosec OTC and Pepcid AC. These meds helped with the discomfort, but the feeling didn't go away completely until one month after finishing chemo.

Hope you find some relief.

Dx'd at age 56. Tumor found by my annual mammogram -- cancer can grow fast! Dx 10/6/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Dx 10/6/2016, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, ER+/PR- Targeted Therapy 11/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/2/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/2/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 3/27/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left)
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Feb 23, 2019 10:25PM luluh wrote:

I am on day6 of my first cycle. I noticed a tightness and discomfort when breathing in deeply, but it has improved quite a bit. Not sure if this helps.


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Mar 31, 2019 12:17AM - edited Mar 31, 2019 12:18AM by grandmav

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Dx 9/1/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/11/2011 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel Targeted Therapy 11/4/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/4/2011 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/13/2012 Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole) Dx 9/1/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/29/2017 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right) Hormonal Therapy 11/22/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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