I am meeting my oncologist for the first time tomorrow. I have been told I will have FEC and Docetaxel for six sessions three weeks apart followed by 4 weeks daily radiotherapy which is evidently standard for TNBC.
I have had a 13mm tumour removed, all clear margins and lymph nodes. I have some questions including:
Why not Carboplatin chemo?
Am I suitable for any current or impending research projects (cant find any?)
Am I suitable for Bisphosphonates for bone preotection?
Are there any questions that you wish you had asked your oncologist?
Any ideas that a newbie like me might miss?
Any assistance would be really helpful Thanks in advance PAngel
It’s a very good read, I keep going back to it x
Can I ask you what taking doxorubicin was like for you? I start it next Wednesday.
Good luck to you with your journey
Lots of love
Sorry to hear you are having to have further treatment. I send you an email hug and wish you all the best for Wednesday.
I had Doxorubicin in 1995 and it was not given in IV form but with a syringe. I had fewer side effects from it than the chemo I having at the moment. It did slow me down a bit I remember within the first few days of each treatment. As it is red it will discolour your urine too but as with most chemo you know you must drink loads of water.
I think the rule applies to all treatment: rest and listen to what your body tells you to do. Keep your minds eye focussed on becoming really healthy.
Wishing you love and good luck
Hi hope you don't mind but what clinic did you use and how is the preventative treatment going?
Hi xanadu72. What clinic did you use as I would like to consider a private consult if my onco can't prescribe biophosphates. Can anyone else recommend I am in London kent
The LOC, 95 Harley Street
I've not started reading this book yet but I've downloaded it....i thought it might make me emotional .???
PA, just read your post & you write what I feel exactly. My outlook is a carbon copy but you put it into words perfectly. Thank you. I’m stage 1 nodes neg and halfway through 12 cycles of chemo. Turning up every week and going forward; because there is only one direction. Hugs
Very helpful, although my journey is different. xx
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