I have asked my doctors to give me one and all 3 of my doctors (Surgeon, Chemo Oncologist and Radiology Oncologist) say that the test is unnecessary since they are going to be treating my breast cancer very aggressively. My sister and I are not sure why they wouldn't want to look more closely. Should I fight to have this done? Does it show that the cancer was killed by the chemo or will it still show that I have it? My last chemo is 1/3/13 and then about 2 weeks after I start radiation.
I had a lumpectomy in July with two lymph nodes showing positive I have Stage 2 estrogen positive BC. Have been undergoing chemo since 8/31/12.View Thread
Since last Thursday it was my first dose I'm only going to have 4 taxotere treatments so hopefully I wont have any real side affects.So far my knee pain has lessened but am more tired but that maybe just because I was doing a bit more than I should have Its so hard to sit around or do less when I was a doer with alot of energy. I will definitely not kiss anyone and keep my hands washed and mark my cup with my name on it. I hope you have a great holiday season and may 2013 keep you healthy.View Thread
Not sure if the switching of Meds was a good choice. The side affects of taxotere seem to be worse than taxol. Has anyone been changed from one to the other. I am given the taxotere every week at a low dose rather than the 5hr treatment since the Taxol gave me bad knee pain/joint pain. I am just curious as to what might happen on taxotere I read that my immune system maybe more susceptible to infection and with Christmas in less than 11 days and having company I am nervous.View Thread
I am new to this group I am under going chemotherapy using taxol my treatments were suppose to be every other week for 5hr sessions but my first session back in Oct. caused me to be unable to walk for a few days so they cut my dosage to every week for 9 weeks my sixth treatment is this week and my knees are just killing me! I have prescriptions for pain killers but sometimes they don't even work does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to alleviate some pain! It's so frustrating because when I want to just go food shopping I know the next day or two my legs are going to hurt a lot .