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Posted on: Dec 16, 2018 09:14PM

Tychad wrote:

Hi. I was hoping someone could help me out. I am on abraxaine I’ve had it 8 times so far. I don’t know if this is a side effect or not but my feet are swollen ,hurt have pins and needles and feels numb. And now it’s also in my finger tips. It’s really starting to scare me. I don’t see my oncologist until ThursdayIf any body can help I would appreciate it. Thank you. Rhond

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Dec 16, 2018 09:51PM illimae wrote:

The numbness and pins/needles are neuropathy, common with taxanes. I had it when I was on abraxane too. My MO reduced the dosage, which helped a lot. I also swollen feet at the end of my initial treatment, once checked and cleared of possible blood clots, I was advised to relaxed with my feet elevated and it resolved within two weeks.

I would call or email your onc tomorrow, just in case they want to see you sooner.

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) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) 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 10/20/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 16, 2018 09:54PM Micmel wrote:

sounds like neuropathy is starting to take hold. I have had abraxane as well 9 treatments of it and that was my limit because of the same problem. I started on some nerve medications that helped a little, but the only thing was stopping the abraxane and time that allowed some recovery. It's a very uncomfortable feeling I know. Talk to your MO about this. I hope that you find your balance. Much love ~M~

Dx 1/22/2016, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 13/35 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/10/2016 AC Surgery 6/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 7/19/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 11/6/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy

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