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Old 12-04-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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1st chemo done...5 more to go !!

hello everyone !!

its been a busy few days....

Mom had her 1st chemo on the 16th of November...TCH ... she did fine except fr a slight change in her taste buds,back pain due to the GCSF injections (which stopped immediately after painkillers) and diarrhea.The diarrhea was the only problem and lasted around eight days though it wasn't severe at all(about 2 -3 watery ones).She has a temp of around 99 F just on the 1st day of loosies.

However,our oncologist i feel was being extra extra cautious and taking no chances.She first put her on antibiotic tablets Ciplox 500mg 1-0-1, which though reduced the motions,didnt stop them altogether.(She has had a normal temp throughout except for that 1st day,thank God).Then,our oncologist gave her antibiotic injections Monocef 2mg,and we also did a stool culture and blood culture.
They were all clear and the loosies have stopped since Thursday,the 29th of November.
Today when we visited our oncologist for mom s pre 2nd chemo cycle visit with a CBC,Dr Ghosh gave us an all clear to proceed...same pre chemo meds post chemo meds same round of GCSF injections...ditto to last time..except she has also added Levoflocaxin 500 mg tablets...these are antibiotics taking care of a vast range of bacterial infections..I guess this time she is taking care to see that the diarrhea does not occur at all !!

So,we all set for mom's 2nd chemo cycle on the 07th of Dec...

Praying and hoping all goes smooth for this one as well
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11/10/2012 mom was diagnosed with a 3 x1.5 cm malignant lump in upper quadrant left breast with a 1x1.5 swollen left axilla node
12/10/2012 confirmed carcinoma left breast lump through FNAC
15/10/2012 CT Scan clear Bone Scan clear no Mets anywhere (Thank God)
16/10/2012 Core Biopsy Results show Stage IIB Grade III ER + 95% PR + 5% N Her2NEU +++
23/10/2012 MRM done Entire breast along with level I n level II Axilla nodes removed.

31/10/2012 sample biopsy 01/13 nodes positive

TCH regime Taxotere(Docetaxel) Carboplatin Herceptin

T C & H for 6cycles n H alone for another 11cycles after that[/B]

6 Cycles TCH--done 12 cycles H done
05 cycles H to be done


~~Eowyn,The Return Of the King,LOTR : "Courage,Merry,courage for our friends "
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Re: 1st chemo done...5 more to go !!

Thank you for posting the update, Gaver, I was thinking about her, wondering how she was doing. I hope the second one goes a little easier with everyone having a better idea what to expect!

Best wishes on the next treatment!

Rachael
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7/30/2012 Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer
8/3/2012 CT scan mets to liver (major!!), lungs, spine, and skin
8/8/2012 Biopsy results: invasive ductal carcinoma
ER+/PR+/HER2+ amplification 4.8 (whatever that means)
8/13/2012 Brain MRI (clear); bone scan verified CT scan
8/14/12 started Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin, 2 rounds (added Neulasta after 9/4 treatment)
9/4/12 CA 15-3: >3000
9/15/12 CA 15-3: 840
9/15/12 started Taxotere/Perjeta/Herceptin, 4 rounds (no Neulasta)
10/29/12 CT scan showed dramatic improvement in all areas - largest liver met 2.5 cm, largest lung met 10 cm
12/17/12 Started Perjeta/Herceptin, 2 rounds
12/17/12 CA 15-3: 17 Yay!!!
1/21/13 CT scan showed improvement - largest liver met 1.9 cm, largest lung met 2 mm
1/29/13 CA 15-3: 12 Started Herceptin only
3/12/13 CA 15-3: still 12 yay!! Back to Perjeta/Herceptin
3/29/13 CT scan more improvement - largest liver met 1.2 cm, some lung mets disappeared!
3/7/14 started Tamoxifen
6/27/13 - 1/2015 CT scan stable
Began a diet of only single ingredient foods and went nearly NED excepts for some tiny lung spots - ask me if you want to know more...
1/2015 - 1/2017 CT scan stable
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #3
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Re: 1st chemo done...5 more to go !!

Thanku Rachael for your encouragement...it becomes so much easier after getting all your support and help !!!!
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11/10/2012 mom was diagnosed with a 3 x1.5 cm malignant lump in upper quadrant left breast with a 1x1.5 swollen left axilla node
12/10/2012 confirmed carcinoma left breast lump through FNAC
15/10/2012 CT Scan clear Bone Scan clear no Mets anywhere (Thank God)
16/10/2012 Core Biopsy Results show Stage IIB Grade III ER + 95% PR + 5% N Her2NEU +++
23/10/2012 MRM done Entire breast along with level I n level II Axilla nodes removed.

31/10/2012 sample biopsy 01/13 nodes positive

TCH regime Taxotere(Docetaxel) Carboplatin Herceptin

T C & H for 6cycles n H alone for another 11cycles after that[/B]

6 Cycles TCH--done 12 cycles H done
05 cycles H to be done


~~Eowyn,The Return Of the King,LOTR : "Courage,Merry,courage for our friends "
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