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Old 07-19-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Urgent advice needed

hey ladies,

Mom had her 10th Herceptin infusion yesterday and all shoud have been well as she has no problems after Herceptin at all !! the thing is her oncologist gave her a 4mg Zoldonast infusion as well for her osteoporisis( her DEXA SCAN says she has it) Mom is running a fever today and though I have given her a anti fever tablet and fever is the commonest side effect of the 1st infusion of Zoldonast should I rush her to the hospital ? like we were advised for any signs of fever during her chemotherapy ???

I know I am panicking here since she isnt immuno suppressed rite now but have any of u been administered Zoldonast and if yes,does the fever subside in a few days ????

Sorry for hitting the panic button here !!!!!!!!!!!
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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


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Old 07-19-2013, 06:40 AM   #2
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Re: Urgent advice needed

I've had Reclast (similar to zolodex) and it can cause flu-like symptoms for a couple of days. Like you said, it is a side effect but not in any way like the chemo warning at all. If you are that worried, call the dr, but I'd give it another day or so unless your mom gets worse

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June, 2000: Tamox 4.5 years,Femara for 5 years (end in Jan. 2010)
Sept, 2012: 61, Via mamm, ultrasound, biopsy, right breast, 2.3cm tumor, ER+/PR-/Her2+++, poorly diff, KI67 60-70%
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October, 2012: Bi Mast with tissue expanders, port placement
Final Path: IDC 2.8cm, DCIS, 1/4 sentinal nodes positive (@#$%). Stage IIB
Nov 29, 2012: Begin TCH/6x/every 3 wks, H for 1 year/every 3 weeks.
March 14, 2013: Finished chemo
April 9, 2013: Begin radiation 28x
May 22, 2013: Finished rads
June 1st, 2013: Started Aromasin for 5 yrs.
July 15, 2013: Switched to Letrozole (Femara). Probably for the rest of my life
October 16, 2013: Exchange surgery
October 31, 2013: Finished Herceptin
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:07 AM   #3
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Re: Urgent advice needed

Thanku so much Janis !!! Mom s fever seems to be going down n she isnt feeling chilly anymore after the pill !! we shall never the less be watching over her like a hawk !!

thanku so so much !! it feels so good to have such support...It makes so much of a difference just to be able totell someone how u r feeling!!!
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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 07-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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Re: Urgent advice needed

NO WORRIES. The fever for the first infusion of this drug is almost a given and the flu-like symptoms too. It will never occur again. It seems its just the first one and that's it. It happened to me too. Next one she will just feel alittle funky but not like this infusion.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:38 AM   #5
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Re: Urgent advice needed

thanku so much Becky !!!

mom is much better today...no chills at all n fever is down to 99 C and coming down and she is feeling less tired and back to normal almost...

she has to be given Zoldonast two times a year,just like you so her next is due in Jan'14.

many many thanks !!
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Warm regards,

Geetanjali,Gaver's daughter one of the strongest women I know n a cancer fighter
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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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