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Forum: her2group 10-07-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Facial rash on taxotere

Wow ... so glad I did a search and found this thread. This is exactly what my wife is experiencing. Does anyone else have other strategies that might help with this awful Taxotere reaction?
Forum: her2group 10-07-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,375
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Taxotere Carboplatin Herceptin Side Effects

Hi eveyone,

My wife Rachel is on round four of TCH and is having a red blotchy skin reaction on her face. Her oncologist prescribed clindamycin cream but it's not helping. Our pharmacist said...
Forum: her2group 10-06-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By bmorr7
Chemo side effects - advice appreciated

Hi,

This is Rachel posting. I've done 4 rounds of TCH and I got some side-effects from this round of chemo that aren't getting better.

I got red blotches on my cheeks for which my oncologist...
Forum: her2group 07-21-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,595
Posted By bmorr7
Re: My Wife Rachel Was Just Diagnosed With HER-2+ Breast Cancer (Please Help ...)

Hi everyone,

Rachel starts chemo tomorrow (six rounds of TCH). She's a bit nervous but feeling strong. Her oncologist prescribed Decadron 4 mg twice today and twice the day after chemo. Zyrtec...
Forum: her2group 07-15-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,902
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Why i take supplements

Thanks Andi!!! That is so helpful. Thank you so much for all your hard work to figure all of this out. Do you have favorite brands for any of the supplements?
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 07-15-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 31,683
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Vitamin D thread -Please use this for your Vit D info.

Hi

I just found a randomnized study showing that taking vitamin D lowers the risk of cancers (although the number of cancers in the study was relatively low).
...
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 07-15-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 31,683
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Vitamin D thread -Please use this for your Vit D info.

Thank you so much for all the posts here on vitamin D. It looks like all of the studies have shown that a low vitamin D level is associated with poorer outcomes for cancer patient. Is it possible...
Forum: her2group 07-15-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Slamon et al trial results: TH very effective and equivalent to TCH in Stage IV h

We checked with several onocologists and they all said that TCH is preferred over TH for most patients. They said the study above used a higher dose of "T" in the TH group and a lower dose of "T" in...
Forum: her2group 07-15-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,902
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Why i take supplements

Hi Andi,

I've looked through this thread and can't find your list of supplements with doses. Can you post the link to that.

Thank you so much.

Ben
Forum: Diet and Nutrition 07-15-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,675
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Supplements with chemo/Herceptin

Thank you! So is the concensus that supplements probably do not interfere with chemo but that it's still best to discuss supplements with the oncologist?
Forum: her2group 07-15-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,902
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Why i take supplements

Hi everyone,

What an amazing thread. After all of my reading, we're thinking of the following regimen for Rachel while she's on TCH. We'll need to review all of these with our oncologist and...
Forum: her2group 07-15-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,628
Posted By bmorr7
Do Supplements Interfere with Chemotherapy?

Hi everyone,

Rachel is starting her chemo on July 22 (TCH) and our oncologist has said that taking coenzyme q10 is ok with him as it might help protect her heart from the Herceptin. I was just...
Forum: her2group 07-10-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By bmorr7
Supplements To Protect The Heart From Herceptin

I've heard that coenzyme q10 (coq10) may be help protect the heart from possible toxic effects of Herceptin. Has anyone else heard this? Are there any other supplements that might help prevent...
Forum: her2group 07-10-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,595
Posted By bmorr7
Re: My Wife Rachel Was Just Diagnosed With HER-2+ Breast Cancer (Please Help ...)

Hi everyone,

Some good news - Rachel went back in last Friday for another operation to get clear margins. There was DCIS at the lateral margin on the right mastectomy so Dr. Chang (UCLA) went...
Forum: her2group 07-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,595
Posted By bmorr7
Re: My Wife Rachel Was Just Diagnosed With HER-2+ Breast Cancer (Please Help ...)

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for all the helpful advice that you've given Rachel. We're heading back to the hospital on Friday so that our surgeon can try to get clearn margins at the deep and...
Forum: her2group 07-02-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,585
Posted By bmorr7
Re: TCH (Taxotere,Carboplatin, Herceptin)

Hi,

My wife has Her-2 positive, ER positive invasive ductal (0.8 cm) with extrensive high grade DCIS (6.2 cm). Rachel just had a bilateral mastectomy with negative nodes and her oncologist wants...
Forum: her2group 06-29-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,595
Posted By bmorr7
Re: My Wife Rachel Was Just Diagnosed With HER-2+ Breast Cancer (Please Help ...)

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the help! My question for tonight is whether Herceptin is enough for Rachel or whether she also needs chemotherapy (our oncologist is recommending the Taxotere...
Forum: her2group 06-29-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,595
Posted By bmorr7
Forum: her2group 06-29-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,807
Posted By bmorr7
Re: TDM-1 results reported @ ASCO annual mtg 2012 now in New England Journal of Medic

Does this trial mean that Kadcyla is better than Herceptin? Or should stage 1 Her-2 positive patients still start with Herceptin?
Forum: her2group 06-29-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 74,375
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Christine has passed away

I'm so sorry to hear about Christine's passing. Our prayers are with her and her family. May she rest in peace.
Forum: her2group 06-29-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By bmorr7
Re: Slamon et al trial results: TH very effective and equivalent to TCH in Stage IV h

Hi,

Our oncologist is recommending the TCH regimen. Does this study imply that the TH regimen would be preferred over TCH for Her-2 positive stage 1 breast cancer?

Thanks,

Ben
Forum: her2group 06-29-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,595
Posted By bmorr7
My Wife Rachel Was Just Diagnosed With HER-2+ Breast Cancer (Please Help ...)

Hi,

We're new to this group but I thought it might help to post my wife's situation on this forum and our oncologist told us that patients learn the most on supportive forums like this.

My...
Forum: Herceptin / Tykerb 06-29-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,198
Posted By bmorr7
My Wife Rachel Was Just Diagnosed Wtih HER-2+ Breast Cancer (Please Help ...)

Hi,

We're new to this group but I thought it might help to post my wife's situation on this forum and our oncologist told us that patients learn the most on supportive forums like this.

My...
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