I will be 90 in a few months, DX in 2004 er + h- two years on tamoxofin, then bumps in same breast, met to chest wall, 5 yrs on femara, bumps cleared, fine till other bumps, rediation for 33 treatments,switched to Faslodex, twice a month, after 7or 8 minths count started going up (last year) switched to Xeloda for a few months but count kept going up, so have been advised to start Doxil. I have hesitated for a month. Side effects scare me. I am concerned about quality of life at this point, and wondering how this will affect me.
Second riddle...I just learned extensive mets to bone...Zometa recommended. I took it once several years ago (bone density showed osteopenia hips) but didn't continue because I had flu-like symptoms for several hours one day later: 102 fever, pain in muscles, trauma sites. It is supposed to be the best and I wonder if the befefit will far outweigh the monthly discomfort.
Any experience, observation, advice gratefully received.