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Nov 30, 2012 06:17PM
LeeA, I still think it’s odd that they are starting you on herceptin alone. Yes those are the drugs most of us get, and Dr. Slamon recommends. LeeA, what is the thing on your arm if not a lymph node? Really interesting that they are starting herceptin first. I’ve never heard of that. I’d be interested in the explanation for that. It sounds logical -- I wonder why they don’t do that more often?
Pbrain, dancetrance had some article about how it seems to be genetic how people respond to chemo in terms of the side effects. I remember that from awhile back even though I’m new to this thread ha ha. GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!!
Hey did anyone who had the side ache thing also have weird smelling pee? Since we’re all about TMI here… dechi so glad to hear you’re in the clear with it!
Lago, I find it bizarre that no one has snapped you up yet! How is that possible?
TonLee, are you aware of research that shows that a slower infusion time would be better? If so I would love that info.
Bren, what can I say? Eesh!
Omaz – I have maxed out my PM quota for the day but if you could please PM me your rads protocol, I would so appreciate it. I start week after next.
Cami, I have a document open on another screen where I respond and comment to these – I would never remember either! Hence the epic length of some of my posts.
4/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
07/26/2012 Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab)
06/14/2012 Lumpectomy in one or both breasts: Lumpectomy in my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection)
, Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my right side
07/26/2012 Carboplatin (brand name: Paraplatin), Taxotere (chemical name: docetaxel)