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Jul 14, 2007 05:45PM
I thought TAC was the standard of care right now, also. My onc is recommending that pre-surgery w/o knowing my node status, I think mainly based on age (38 at diagnosis) and tumor size on MRI (4.8cm). My surgery is July 19th. Ask your onc why s/he isn't recommending a taxane. Otherwise, everything else you're getting sounds like the standard treatment.
I've heard hair loss starts a couple of weeks after chemo starts. No way to predict how you're going to feel--everyone's different.
Haven't had my surgery yet, so don't know how long the tightness and hypersensitivity under the arms will last. I'd give it a few more weeks in your case.
Hang in there--sorry you had to join us. Good luck!
Stage IV Pleomorphic ILC, initially diagnosed at age 38
6/7/2007, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
7/19/2007 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
12/27/2007 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
3/1/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
4/24/2015, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 2, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+
5/15/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap
2/1/2018, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+
2/15/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel)
6/20/2018, ILC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone, Grade 3, ER+/PR+
7/1/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib)
7/17/2020, ILC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
7/17/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine)
Faslodex (fulvestrant), Zoladex (goserelin)