Feb 19, 2011 - 7:55 am
I;m counting down to my last of 12 weeks of Taxol - 5 more to go, yeah!- and scheduled to start FEC for 4 treatments, 3 week cycles, on April 1. I may or may not get Neulesta shots with it, discussing with my oncologist this week.
Any experiences with FEC/FAC? How are the side effects? It doesn;t seem too common; I;m getting it under the care of Dr. Christofenneli at Fox Chase Cancer Center since I'm IBC.
I know many of us have had Neulesta with TAC - how about Neulesta side effects?
I've been feeling quite well so far with the Taxol - in fact next week we are cutting the steriods in half since I gained 7 pounds in 7 weeks of treatment - gggrrrr....and have lots of energy (up at 6 am baking bread this morning). I love having the energy but don;t love gaining the weight...so we're trying that adjustment and if I get too many side effects I;ll go back to full dose and buy some bigger pants!
I'm a little anxious about the FEC/Neulesta as I've heard scary stories about both...anyone want to share their experience?