How many different types of chemotherapy have you had?

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I have secondary breast cancer spread to my lymph and lungs. I was diagnosed in April 2020, I’ve currently had 4 different types of chemo. However just been told after my scan my lymph nodes have shrunk but another spot in my lungs. I will hopefully start a 5 treatment over the next few weeks. Im just wondering how many different types people have had and how long they have been diagnosed for?

  • Hi  

    I had 3 different types of chemo for my breast cancer. The first two were the combined epirubicin and cyclophosphamide and the third was paclitaxel. However, mine was adjuvant chemotherapy and I'm aware that you're probably hoping to hear from people who are having chemotherapy for secondary breast cancer. Hopefully by responding to you, so 'bumping' your post back to the top of the discussion list, a few people will come forward and respond.

    While you're waiting for replies, it would be great if you could pop something about your diagnosis and treatment so far into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.


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  • Hi I started with docataxel and herceptin it worked initially but after 4 rounds stopped. I then had kadcyla but had a major adverse reaction after 3 treatments (thus only happens to 1 inn10000 people). I was then put on Gemcarbo which shrank the breast tumour by 80% I stayed stable for 12 weeks. I’ve just had e Gerry which was working for 3 treatments but again these pesky spots in my lungs just won’t do one!! I’m meeting my specialist this week at some point as hopefully I will be going in oral now