Topic: Starting chemo September 2022?

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

Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 05:03PM

Posted on: Sep 19, 2022 05:03PM

mvspaulding wrote:

Hi I just started chemo this past Friday and was looking for a group to talk through things with. This is unfortunately my second go around but I’m doing a different chemo regimen and it’s kicking my butt so far. Just thought we could all rant, vent and encourage each other.

Dx 9/21/2015, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-, FISHISHCISH Surgery 10/26/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 12/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/6/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting
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Sep 19, 2022 05:26PM spartybuckeye wrote:

I start tomorrow, 4 rounds of AC every other week and then 12 weeks of Taxol. I’m ready to get it started to get it over with.

Surgery 7/8/2022 Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 9/20/2022 AC + T (Taxotere) Dx IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IB, Grade 2, 29/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Left breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 19, 2022 05:44PM mvspaulding wrote:

Sounds like we are on the same one. I do four rounds of AC followed by four of taxol as well. Are you having surgery following chemo?

Dx 9/21/2015, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-, FISHISHCISH Surgery 10/26/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 12/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/6/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting
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Sep 19, 2022 06:32PM spartybuckeye wrote:

I had a BMX in July. I was hoping to avoid chemo, but had two positive sentinel nodes, it was multifocal, and I am youngish (44).

How did your first round go

Surgery 7/8/2022 Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 9/20/2022 AC + T (Taxotere) Dx IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IB, Grade 2, 29/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Left breast, Lymph nodes
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Sep 19, 2022 07:39PM mvspaulding wrote:

Whew the Adriamycin is rough. I went through chemo the last time in 2016 but didn’t have AC. I had TC. (Taxotere). Im hoping I will feel better tomorrow but it’s been a tough few days. Good luck to you tomorrow!

Dx 9/21/2015, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-, FISHISHCISH Surgery 10/26/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 12/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/6/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting
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Sep 21, 2022 09:45AM - edited Sep 21, 2022 09:46AM by vwbordelon

This will be my 2nd go at chemo. First time was in 2013 with 6 rounds of cytoxin and taxotere. Recurrence happened 4 years ago and have been on Ibrnace & Femara. Can has now changed to Ner2nu+, so beging 3 - 6 rounds of Taxotere next week. Not looking forward to it but I am told it is very effective. I will by trying the cooling cap this time, losing my hair last time was VERY emotional! Prayers to you all!

Dx 3/12/2013, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/21/2013 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right) Chemotherapy 4/16/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/9/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 12/16/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap Surgery 3/13/2014 Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right) Surgery 4/29/2014 Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap Surgery 9/10/2014 Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 9/29/2022 Other
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Sep 21, 2022 11:59AM lef wrote:

I started on 9/20. Taxotere and Cytoxin. Unfortunately, I had an immediate negative reaction to Taxotere, so they're planning to switch me to Abraxane.

Was Taxotere and Cytoxan; now Abraxane and Cytoxan. Surgery 7/28/2022 Lumpectomy (Left) Chemotherapy 9/20/2022 Taxotere (docetaxel), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) Chemotherapy 9/20/2022 Other Radiation Therapy Whole breast: Left breast
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Sep 21, 2022 01:25PM mvspaulding wrote:

vw

 I’m sorry you are going through this a second time as well. I did taxotere first go around and didn’t have many problems. They have me on Adriamycin this time around. I have been pretty nauseous and tired every day since treatment. Glad I only have four treatments of it. 

Dx 9/21/2015, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-, FISHISHCISH Surgery 10/26/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 12/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/6/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting
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Sep 21, 2022 01:26PM mvspaulding wrote:

Lef

I’m not familiar with abraxane but I’m sure that was scary having a bad reaction. Hope the new regimen works for you. 

Dx 9/21/2015, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-, FISHISHCISH Surgery 10/26/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 12/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/6/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting
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Sep 22, 2022 09:27PM maddy83f wrote:

I started chemo in Jan 2020 - 4 rounds of AC followed by 4 rounds of Taxol. I had a double mastectomy in Dec 2019. Just wanted to let all of you know that while time might move slowly at times, it does move forward. A friend of mine who had BC ten years before I did told me to focus on staying hydrated, eating protein and making sure I walked everyday. I did find walking everyday to be very important. I did lose my hair, but it was back within a year. Be kind to yourselves and just keep moving forward. If possible, plan a trip or something fun to do when all these treatments are behind you. My daughter and I just completed the Tour du Mont Blanc - a hundred mile hike in the alps. I feel stronger than ever and no longer think of myself as a 'patient'. Keep the faith!

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Sep 23, 2022 07:43AM mvspaulding wrote:

Hi Maddy

Thanks for encouragement. I had bilateral mastectomy in 2015 followed by chemo. Unfortunately I am back with a recurrence. So this time doing the same regimen as you had. The first one knocked me down pretty good. I’m a week out and went to Dr for follow up today and they decided to give me fluids so I could have a good weekend. I am going to try and walk each day too now that our weather is cooling off. Congrats on that hike! That’s awe

Dx 9/21/2015, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-, FISHISHCISH Surgery 10/26/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 12/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/6/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (Right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (Left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (Right): Fat grafting

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