Feb 01, 2011 - 1:42 pm
I am new to these discussion boards. I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in August. Three masses in one breast - clustered. Have gone through 4 rounds of TCH chemo (once every 3 weeks), then had to stop because of elevate liver enzymes. In the meantime, my MRI should great progress of the shrinking masses and we proceeded to surgery. Last week I had a lumpectomy and the pathology report showed all 11 lymph nodes removed were clean and the last remaining spot of any mass was only 1/8 of an inch. All has been removed.
Now I get to finish my chemo, but differently. Will replace Taxotere with Taxol and do three weekly doses, one week off, then three weekly again. After that, 6weeks of radiation combined with Herceptin every three weeks until September. Whew...it's a lot, but plowing through.
Can anyone tell me of the side effects of the weekly chemo treatments? Are they as bad as the every three week treatments?