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Posted on: Feb 2, 2016 11:20PM

DancingVeggie wrote:

Weird that there hasn't been a thread devoted to Abraxane before this... here goes nothing!

Dx 10/6/2008, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 12/17/2008 AC Chemotherapy 2/4/2009 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/16/2009 Breast Hormonal Therapy 5/31/2009 Dx 10/24/2012, 6cm+, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/5/2012 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 11/5/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/23/2013 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Chemotherapy 6/25/2014 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 8/18/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Apr 19, 2016 10:33PM rodeogirl wrote:

hi everyone i have done very bad on the ac- hospital both times- so now they want to try abraxone or taxol weekly- anyone have any good results with it :) i have stage 4 liver lungs and bones :)

Dx 9/11/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 2, 13/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 20, 2016 05:10AM ShetlandPony wrote:

Hi, rodeogirl. I know of three taxanes. Taxol and abraxane are very similar, but taxol comes with pre-meds to stave off allergic reactions to the solvent. They typically try it first, then go to the more expensive abraxane, that doesn't have the solvent, if you can't tolerate taxol. Maybe your onc could make a case for giving you abraxane right off the bat. Taxotere is another taxane; it carries a small but real risk of permanent hair loss. I had taxol, no allergic reaction or terrible side effects, and it worked very well. I hope a taxane will give you great results, too.

2011 Stage I ILC ER+PR+ Her2- 1.5 cm grade 1, ITCs sn . Lumpectomy, radiation, tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC ER+PR+Her2- grade 2, mets to breast , liver. Taxol NEAD. 2015,2016 Ibrance+letrozole. 2017 Faslodex+Afnitor; Xeloda. 2018,2019 Xeloda NEAD
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Apr 21, 2016 02:02AM GatorGal wrote:

Rosieo, I corrected my chemo list. The last one listed is the one I am taking now. Was on Halavan but for only four months before the ct showed progression. Then when I was adding in the abraxane I noticed that I was on abraxane before - from December 2014 through July 2014. I'm not sure my onc realized that as they have had a lot of computer issues at the hospital where I go. So, I need to call him tomorrow to let him know. I certainly hadn't remembered. I had the 2nd treatment today so he may want to change.

I have done well on the taxanes and was just glad to be getting back onto one of them! Of course if I could get another 7 months I'd be happy!

As far as diet, my doctor wrote a prescription for menace which is supposed to help with appetite. Will be picking it up tomorrow and hope it helps. I do have an ensure milkshake with ice cream and fruit almost everyday and also eat a cottage cheese/flax breakfast mixture from bestbird's budwig diet recommendation. I like it okay but sometimes it makes me gag a little so I've cut back.

Rodeo girl, I also have stage IV started in lung and now spread to liver and right pelvic bone. Taxanes have been good for me. Hope they are for you!!

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 28, 2016 03:03AM GatorGal wrote:

Not much going on here. Had treatment today so up on my decadron high. I am thankful next week if my week off. I am finding I am tired and non-motivated all the time. Don't know if it's the abraxane or just 5 years of chemo. My oncologist did want me on the abraxane, even though he hadn't remembered I was on it before. He checked his notes and said it had been keeping me stable but stopped for two reasons: I was going to Norway with husband to visit his family for two weeks and I asked for a break to regain some strength prior to the trip and secondly, he was worried about reports of increased neuropathy. He wants to stay the course for now. They always have a problem with the computer when they load my huge file! He may have just not been patient enough to deal with day he was discussing my case with some other specialists. I'm okay with that. Hope it brings me back to stable.

Rodeo girl, i'm guessing you opted for the taxol since you haven't been back here. Best wishes to you

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 28, 2016 10:18PM Rosieo wrote:

Hi Gator

I am on the same treatment plan as you. I too had my 3rd of 3 today. I also agree with you as being tired and non motivated. Also I have no appetite. You say you take decadron. What is that and why do you take that.

I am so looking forward to not going for treatment next week. Of course I will have the yucky days and this time I was still yucky yesterday. Do you take anything for constipation. Sorry, TMI. I think I have my whole system out of whack because of taking laxatives.

I also have a dry hard cough every day and it is getting worse. MO just ignores me when I mention it.

Will be glad to hear from you and all the other ladies who share this chemo.

Rosieo

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Apr 28, 2016 10:20PM Rosieo wrote:

rodeogirl

Have you started on the Abraxane. If so how is it going for you. I hope well!!! :-)

Rosieo

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Apr 29, 2016 12:59AM GatorGal wrote:

Rosieo,

Nice to have someone on the same schedule. I think the decadron is to keep me from being nauseous. I used to know what everything was for but my thoughts don't stay together as well anymore. I think the multiple years of chemo take a toll on my brain function. I almost hate to give anyone advice on the threads because I find I even get my chemos confused. LOL. Anyway, lots of people hate the decadron but I don't mind it. It actually gives me some energy! I have also been awake for 24 hours but am getting ready to crash! I do take something for constipation. I like miralax mixed with cranberr juice. Don't taste the miralax at all and it works well for me. I take it the day of chemo and usually 3 or so days. If I don't take it, I'm usually very sorry! Weird about your cough and your onc's unwillingness to address it. Do you have lung Mets? Allergies? I have a wet type of congestion but only at night when am laying down. I don't cough anything up but I do wheeze. I am tired most of the week. Sort of start feeling better right before time for treatment! Will check in daily to see how you're doing. Nice to have a chemo buddy!

Glenna

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 29, 2016 11:32AM Rosieo wrote:

Hi Glenna

My MO gives me Aloxi along with my chemo for nausea. Seems to work well as I can't say that I am ever really nauseous but just can't get food down. I can eat small portions but that is about it. Yes, I do have metastisis to my lung and lymph nodes in my chest. As far as the Dr and the cough, he said to take an over the counter cough medicine. That dosen't help. :-)

I have tried all types of things for constipation. Took some Senna laxative last night. Sorry for the TMI

Well if you are on the same schedule as me we will have next week off, which makes me feel like I am getting a two week vacation. Just hoping I can get thru this week without a total washout.

Not too hungry this morning. Will see how the day goes. Hope you get a good sleep.

Rosieo

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May 1, 2016 12:04AM GatorGal wrote:

busy day with my grandson but I did sleep well last night. For some reason (maybe the grandson) I feel much better today. I am really looking forward to the off week!! Have a great Sunday! Glenna


When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 3, 2016 12:32AM GatorGal wrote:

PIcked up my halo wig today and rushed right over toshow it to my precious grandson. He couldn't believe it was his hair!! Proud grandma!


When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 3, 2016 10:22PM Rosieo wrote:

Glenna

What a beautiful grandson and what a wonderful head of hair he has now. I am surprised at how long the hair is on your halo but it looks great and I can see the "proud grandma in your smile"

I too am looking forward to this week off. Let's hope for a good normal feeling week. We deserve it, do we not.

Rosieo

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May 4, 2016 04:14AM GatorGal wrote:

Rosie, I am so enjoying the week off. Going to lunch and a movie tomorrow with a group of friends. Wednesday's are usually chemo days and it's going to be so nice to do something fun! Today I was able to go to my bible study class. Normal activities feel good

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 5, 2016 06:11PM Rosieo wrote:

So glad to hear you are enjoying your "week off" Today would have been my day to get my chemo but this is my week off and sad to say I am totally exhausted. MY husband and I were going to go to the store and I told him to go himself. I just couldn't get up enough push to go. Was looking forward to a normal week. Oh well, let's look for the best. Tomorrow will probably be better.

Hope you enjoy the movie. What movie did you go to see?

Rosieo

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May 5, 2016 06:22PM GatorGal wrote:

Rosieo, Isaw Mother's Day and enjoyed it very much. Clean, funny, emotional .... And enjoyed the popcorn, too. But, wore myself out and have been napping all afternoon!! Well, at least I had one great day!! Hope you feel more energetic!!

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 6, 2016 11:41PM - edited May 6, 2016 11:53PM by rodeogirl

Hi girls- sorry i havent been back on- and thankyou for replying :)- i had the abraxane- im supposed to go every week- they gave me 161 ml- i was reading that the 3 weekly dose was around 260- does that sound right- wouldnt i be getting too much with 3 times 161 ? ive been in bed very tired and heart working hard as well as shortness of breath- does this sound the norm- its hard to believe i have to go back in 2 days- other side effects are pressure in head and sinus blockage- arg sick of listening to my heart beat- i am stage 4 liver and spine as well as lung- sometimes i feel the chemo is harder than the cancer- it actually scares me more- do the side effects worsten or does it get easier ? im thinking of asking for a reduction or i will be in bed everyday

Dx 9/11/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 2, 13/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 7, 2016 12:00AM GatorGal wrote:

rodeogirl, I am getting abraxane three weeks on and one week off. I don't remember the dosage but I also read 260 for the 3 weeks. When I go next week, I'll write down my dosage, I am usually in bed for 3-4 days.i don't feel sick as in nauseous, just wiped out. My chest fills wet and breathing rattles when I am laying down. I cough more now than I ever did. I have mets in lung, liver, and pelvic bone. By the 4th day I am definitely feeling better and able to get out and live a little. Hope your body adjusts and it gets easier for you. Gentle hugs, Glenna

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 7, 2016 12:42AM auroaya wrote:

rodeo girl I'm stage 4 too and was on Abraxane until two weeks ago when my doc switched me to Faslodex+Ibrance due to tms rising. When I started Abraxane I was on the every 3 weeks on one week off and felt wiped out I told my onc that if that was my QOL I would refuse it so she switched me to two weeks on one week off and was very tolerable. Hope you can find and easier dosage.

Aurora



Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/10/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/5/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2010 Radiation Therapy 9/1/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/1/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/23/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/12/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/12/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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May 7, 2016 11:30AM Rosieo wrote:

Hi Rodeo, Glenna & Aurora

I am getting a reduced amt of Abraxane every three weeks with one week off. I am now on my week off and I am still exhausted. No get up and go to do anything. :-(

I get 170 ml in each of my treatments. The nurse said 200 would be a regular dose.

Glenna. How bad is that cough? I am coughing practically all the time and I can't find anything that helps it. Mine is a dry hard cough. Have you found anything to help it. It really wears you down along with everything else.

I am just praying that it is doing what it is supposed to do. :-)

Rosieo

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May 7, 2016 12:17PM GatorGal wrote:

my cough is more of a wet cough yet nothing comes up. I did take cough medicine last night which helped some. I am tired all the time, like you, no energy. I do hope it's working for us both.

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 7, 2016 12:38PM auroaya wrote:

Hi Rosieo et al. Yes persistent cough is one of many symptoms related to cancer treatment. I take Zyrtec allergy medicine and that helps. Even though I'm no longer getting Abraxane I still get some coughing now and then.


Aurora

Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/10/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/5/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2010 Radiation Therapy 9/1/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/1/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/23/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/12/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/12/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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May 7, 2016 07:11PM Rosieo wrote:

Thanks all.

I will try the Zyrtec

Here's to a nice week end for all of us. I don't know how the weather is where you ladies are, but it has been raining here for about a week. Looking forward to some sun.

Rosieo



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May 7, 2016 07:29PM - edited May 7, 2016 07:30PM by rodeogirl

well thats it for me= spent another night with trouble breathing and pressure in head- i cant handle any more :( i have irregular heart- this is just too scary= still in bed day 5 p its not my lungs- his happened after ac= and this chemo triggered it again- hoping to make it through it now

Dx 9/11/2014, IDC, 6cm+, Grade 2, 13/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 7, 2016 08:40PM GatorGal wrote:

rodeogirl, so sorry you are having such trouble with chemo. Sometimes being in bed is all we can do and then I think what's the point. I am so tired today and really did nothing except pick up my son for Mother's Day. My husband and the kids all did the cooking. I did get to see my three granddaughters. Tomorrow we have tickets to the Orioles game. It is not supposed to rain so I am hoping to be able to go. We have handicapped parking right next to the stadium, thank goodness. Everyone take it easy. Hope you get a good night sleep, rodeo, and easy breathing!! Aurora, I take Claritin every day. Do you think I should switch to Zyrtec?


When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/14/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/13/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/11/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/16/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/17/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/9/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/23/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/13/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/15/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 8, 2016 01:19AM auroaya wrote:

GatorGal re: Zyrtec. Most people take Claritin it's just that I was already taking Zyrtec when I was dx. Either one should help.

Au

Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/10/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/5/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2010 Radiation Therapy 9/1/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/1/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/23/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/12/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/12/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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Feb 20, 2017 07:42PM auroaya wrote:

Well I started my first infusion inFriday and other than nausea and needle like pain in my bones I feel fine. Last time I took it it felt like I was carrying lead in my legs and arms. Hope this time around is better.

Aurora

Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/10/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/5/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2010 Radiation Therapy 9/1/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/1/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/23/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/12/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/12/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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May 6, 2017 06:58PM auroaya wrote:

posting to bring the thread up. Please if someone is out there using Abraxane I need company!


Aurora

Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/10/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/5/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2010 Radiation Therapy 9/1/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/1/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/23/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/12/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/12/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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May 6, 2017 11:21PM Kandy wrote:

I am currently on Abraxane.

Dx 1/20/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2009 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 3/9/2009 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Gemzar (gemcitabine), Navelbine (vinorelbine) Radiation Therapy 10/7/2009 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/4/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 10/31/2013, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/18/2013 3DCRT: Bone Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2013 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 10/7/2016 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 10/31/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 5/8/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 8/15/2017 Halaven (eribulin) Targeted Therapy
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May 7, 2017 12:02AM illimae wrote:

I am taking Abraxane as well due to severe reactions to taxotere and taxol. My last treatment will be 5/25!

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to brain Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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May 7, 2017 01:56AM auroaya wrote:

Thank you for the responses this is my second time taking Abraxane. So far my se's are fatigue, nausea and some vomiting and of course no hair. What about you? How are you doing and what have you done to cope with the se's?

Aurora


Dx 12/23/2009, Stage IIA, 11/16 nodes, ER+ Chemotherapy 1/10/2010 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 5/5/2010 Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy 9/1/2010 Radiation Therapy 9/1/2010 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/17/2013, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 7/19/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 9/1/2013 3DCRT: Bone Chemotherapy 3/23/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/12/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/12/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Surgery
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May 7, 2017 11:32AM Kandy wrote:

I have found abraxane to be pretty easy. I do have fatigue. I'm not sure it's from chemo or simply that I'm on a lot of pain meds. I do have nausea but it is very sporadic. I take compazine for that. I had the hair loss, but now it's starting to grow back. I'm also on carboplatin, but I don't think this chemo is working for me. My tumor markers have continued to rise and they have always been accurate. So I'm not sure what we will do next

Dx 1/20/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2009 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 3/9/2009 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Gemzar (gemcitabine), Navelbine (vinorelbine) Radiation Therapy 10/7/2009 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 1/4/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 10/31/2013, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 11/18/2013 3DCRT: Bone Hormonal Therapy 12/3/2013 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 10/7/2016 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 10/31/2016 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 2/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 5/8/2017 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 8/15/2017 Halaven (eribulin) Targeted Therapy

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