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Topic: DC Chemotherapy Anyone

Forum: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Oct 9, 2019 08:56PM

so_chickadee wrote:

Had my cancer clinic appointment. Oncologist is recommending "DC" chemotherapy which consists of 4 cycles, each one is 3 weeks. They cannot offer a standard ACT therapy because of my heart issues. I did ask what "DC" stands for, but the names of the drugs are too long to remember for me (eh.. :-( . Anyone on DC treatment and any input/tips on that? ❤

BRCA1 Positive, Interval TNBC Dx 8/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 9/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 9, 2019 10:28PM moth wrote:

so_chickadee - I'd suggest you get the proper names and confirm just so you know exactly what to look for. The MO's office should be able to tell you by phone if they didn't give you any paperwork yet. It might be docetaxel and cyclophosphamide

If so, this is the BC Cancer Agency's patient handout about it http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/chemotherapy-protocols-site/Documents/Breast/BRAJDC_Handout.pdf

Are you a west coast gal by any chance? We have sub forums on this msg board for various Cdn regions where we discuss local protocols, hospitals and doctors. Some of us do meetups as well.

hugs




I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone
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Oct 9, 2019 10:33PM so_chickadee wrote:

moth 

Oh thanks! Figured it indeed should be docetaxel and cyclophosphamide, the standard treatment BCCA has on their website. Yah west coast Happy I posted here because I am TN and wanted some inputs on this type mostly.

BRCA1 Positive, Interval TNBC Dx 8/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 9/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 9, 2019 10:52PM moth wrote:

I was treated as TN so pop in here as well :)

Hope you hear from someone who did DC. The cyclophosphamide is the C in AC+T. Docetaxel is taxotere instead of Taxol.

Do you know when you'll be starting yet? We're trying for a meetup in Vancouver if you're on the mainland- I think Nov 23 is the tentative date.


I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone
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Oct 9, 2019 11:28PM - edited Oct 12, 2019 01:46AM by so_chickadee

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BRCA1 Positive, Interval TNBC Dx 8/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 9/2019, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Oct 12, 2019 12:45PM moth wrote:

Hey, I saw your Oct 9 post but didn't have time to reply. Hang in there. It all gets easier once you start and odds are it won't be as bad as you're imagining - we're all very good at imagining horrible things. The cancer agency protocols are set up to manage side effects very well. Take all your oral prep & after meds as instructed and let your nurses know if you have symptoms that are not well controlled because there's almost always something they can do to fix it.

& remember to get your flu shot asap!

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/18/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/25/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/8/2020 External Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/2/2021 External: Bone

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