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smalldoggroomer
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Soon as I am approved for Perjeta, I will be taking it instead of Carboplatin. Has any one else taking it? Side effects? I know it is new to this country.

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pinkkari09
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I'm not on that, just wanted to jump in and say hello :-) its been a while. I hope your hanging in strong and God Bless :-)
Miles of Love
~Kari

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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Joined: Sep 2010

Since I'm triple neg Perjeta is not an option for me. I do know that it did very well in clinical trials and the IBC community is excited about it. So I hope you get approved quickly, that you are able to tolerate it well, and most important, that it works for you!!

Hugs,

Linda

JLynn0807
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Joined: Feb 2013

Good morning to all of you!!

I am due to start Perjeta this week, triple positive Stage IV.  I am SO excited (of course, I may not feel it once the se's kick in).  I spent ALOT of time online researching the drug, and am very happy with what I see!!  At this point, I am looking to treat my cancer as chronic, and keep it from spreading anywhere else.  I feel that the Perjeta is my best hope.  Initially, I was only due to start Tamoxiflen, but after my onc visited with his cronies and they discussed my case, they decided to start chemo.  I was thrilled!  Especially since I endured a rather difficult time with the port insertion and it was upsetting me to no end that it was there and was not going to be used at all since I was dx'ed Stage IV.

I don't remember the name of the other woman starting it, but perhaps we can keep in touch and see how the other is faring with this medicine?  I think we are "lucky" to be receiving it.  Read it was a "Godsend" to Stage IV bc patients!

Warm wishes to all!

Lynn

 

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chriskaput
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How have you been doing on perjeta?  I am due to start it this week.  Diag. with stage IV a few weeks ago.  My oncologist is giving me Zometa for the mone mets, herceptin and Zoledronic and Carboplatin.  Don't know how this mix will work for me.  I am a mess and have so much support but don't want to accept it from anyone.  Shutting everyone out.  I feel I am dealing with this diagnosis as best I can, without depression meds, but don't know how long this will last.  Still hopeless in NY.  I am 42 years old.

Thanks for listening

 

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chriskaput
Posts: 109
Joined: Jul 2010

How have you been doing on perjeta?  I am due to start it this week.  Diag. with stage IV a few weeks ago.  My oncologist is giving me Zometa for the mone mets, herceptin and Zoledronic and Carboplatin.  Don't know how this mix will work for me.  I am a mess and have so much support but don't want to accept it from anyone.  Shutting everyone out.  I feel I am dealing with this diagnosis as best I can, without depression meds, but don't know how long this will last.  Still hopeless in NY.  I am 42 years old.

Thanks for listening