Treatment options

Discuss new treatments, alternative treatments, and standard of care issues. Also discuss the side effects or adverse effects that arise from these treatments and how to identify, manage and report them.


Looking for metastasized to bone breast cancer survivors

  • By seafog · New reply 2:45 pm
  • 47 replies
  • I just found out that my sister's breast cancer metastasized. She was diagnosed and had a lumpectomy with radiotherapy about eight years ago, when she was 50. She has the estrogen receptor positive type ...

Radiation time frame / implants

  • By Nikzjourney · New reply 1:43 pm
  • 4 replies
  • I'm wondering if anyone has been told if there is a time frame for radiation? I had my mastectomy October 8,2013, did 16 rounds of chemo starting November 14 and ended March 25. Scheduled for exchange ...

Depressed - Got Biopsy Results Back today

  • By plamont · New reply yesterday at 11:23 am
  • 14 replies
  • Hello Ladies, As I suspected I my lobular breast cancer spread to my other breast - not that anyone would ever listen to me. In Nov 2012 - I begged for a bi-lateral mastectomy and surgeon refused saying ...


  • By Kodenlea · New reply yesterday at 8:58 am
  • 7 replies
  • Seven years ago breast cancer three years ago bone wide spread bone mets two months ago liver mets last week leptomeningeal disease my dr said that I have one to three mouths to live Can any body tell ...

Envita saved my life

  • By sueblue22 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 22 replies
  • I’m against traditional treatment. When I first found out I had cancer, I knew traditional Radiation and Chemo were not right for me. God lead me to a different form of treatment. Through my research ...

Salivary gland infections and cancer drugs

  • By Janet999 · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, all, I have just finished 2 cycles of Xeloda. During the first cycle I had severe jaw pain, and during the second cycle, my salivary glands swelled up on the lefthand side of my mouth, along with ...

Foudation One

  • By kamstutz · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • Has anyone ever sent tissue to Foundation One to have all the cancer genes identified ...

What to do need quick responses

  • By Claflin · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 44 replies
  • It is Friday afternoon, and I just got back from second opinion from Dr. Traina at Memorial. She is recommending I start carboplatinum Monday and my local onc. is recommeding xeloda and ixempra after ...

Horrible pain after 2nd surgery now

  • By Beemer · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Well since August when I had slight fracture and bad compression on my spine. The pain has been horrible ever since. I had 1st surgery in march. Surgeon tried to put 4cc's of acrylic cement but could ...


  • By Claflin · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Wondering about your experiences on carboplatin. May be teying that drug if xeloda and ixempra are too hard ...

Two New Targeted Drugs - Noreen Fraser Article

  • By EricaZ · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • /new-cancer-drug-on-horizon/?intcmp=heal th_hcu ...

Navelbine anyone?

  • By Jan53 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • I just returned from MD Anderson where we found that I have new mets. Since it's obvious Xeloda isn't working for me, they've recommended I begin Navelbine. Anyone got experience with this drug? I want ...


  • By valmarm · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • Bummer! Had 2 fairly clean scans 12 weeks ago and 12 weeks before that so have been on Perjeta/Herceptin. But Friday's scans read to me today show new spots in my chest/lungs and lymph nodes. Hate to ...

Protocell 23 and xeloda or 5fu

  • By tore · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • Does anyone use protcell or protocol with xeloda or 5FU ...

Xeloda Hand and Foot

  • By EricaZ · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • It's allergy season and I did notice that on the one day I did not take Claritin D my feet started burning in the middle of the night. Perhaps the Sudafed part of it that narrows blood vessels helps with ...

First ixempra

  • By Claflin · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hi, yesterday I had my first ixempra infusion. It took a total of five hours! First bloods, then decadron, benadryl, pepcid, then three hour drip. Did not expect it to take that long. Last night I had ...

palbociclib News Link

  • By EricaZ · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • /pfizer-breast-cancer-drug-shows-promise / Not very specific ...

Xeloda did not work for me.

  • By SOHO62 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • Hey my Sistas, I have been on Xeloda since November 2013, had to get the dosage lowered 3 times and am now on 1000mg X2 day. At the Cancer Centre now, alas it's not working, increased mets so am being ...

Diep surgery in near future....

  • By langley10101 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • Hello Inspire ladies, I am just piping in here to tell you all I am having diep surgery done soon. waited 2.5 years....didn't think I'd be here for it!! Doing it for husband, and it appears I get a tummy ...

Non-Estrogen Breast Cancer and Full Hysterectomy

  • By Misshillary · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • I am recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. My surgery was successful and timely and, thanks to early detection, the cancer was contained and completely removed. Now, however, my gynecologist is recommending ...

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