taxotere treatments stopped

czsteve
czsteve Member Posts: 11
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
My onco. stopped my Taxotere treatments due to low white blood cell counts. This was only 3 months in to my 6 months of weekly treatments that my Onc. originally said I would get. I am very concerned that the cancer (which is bone mets from BC) will start to spread now not having received enough Taxotere. I need to mention that the Onc. also has me on Herceptin every 3 weeks and Zometa every 4 weeks which will continue. Please, I appreciate any input from anyone that has experienced a similar situation.

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  • LadyParvati
    LadyParvati Member Posts: 328
    Oh, my . . .
    this sounds scary. If you're anything like me, you want them to do _everything_ possible to ensure the cancer can't spread! and you want your body to cooperate with the treatment.

    I don't have the same situation, but I definitely empathize with your concerns, and I'll be praying for your strength and continuing improvement.

    Hugs. Sandy
  • Lynda53
    Lynda53 Member Posts: 210
    czsteve I too had to stop taxotere, breathing issues
    Mine was to shrink the cancer, which it was doing. I am taking amoxifin to continue. My chemo infusions were also stopped 3 months early and I have had no growth.
    FTR It is infammatory bc, it was 5cm, it is now less than 2, and has still shrunk!
    I know it is not the same but maybe this helps.
    Hang in, talkmore to your onco as you need. Peace
  • MAJW
    MAJW Member Posts: 2,510 Member
    White count.......
    Are you receiving the Neulasta injection, to build white blood cells? I had it after each chemo and never had a problem.....
    I wish you well
  • New Flower
    New Flower Member Posts: 4,294
    MAJW said:

    White count.......
    Are you receiving the Neulasta injection, to build white blood cells? I had it after each chemo and never had a problem.....
    I wish you well

    yes Neulasta shot
    I had 6 Taxotere treatments along with Neulasta shot 24 hours after. My white blood countswere ok I was ables having all prescribed 6.
    Have you have Neulasta shots?
  • ppurdin
    ppurdin Member Posts: 1,181
    taxotere
    Like you they stopped mine also.I had a allergic reaction to taxotere.I also worry like you.(Pat).
  • czsteve
    czsteve Member Posts: 11

    yes Neulasta shot
    I had 6 Taxotere treatments along with Neulasta shot 24 hours after. My white blood countswere ok I was ables having all prescribed 6.
    Have you have Neulasta shots?

    taxotere stopped
    No, I have not had the Neulasta shot. I will be asking my Onco. for sure. Sometimes I wonder if she is a good enough Onco. for me. Thanks for the input.
  • Kathy09
    Kathy09 Member Posts: 99
    Neulasta
    I just finished the taxotere in Oct. I had other side effects with eyes (see eyelashes post dec. 10). However, when I had my first round of chemo, the nuelasta shot was a MUST by the onc to keep the blood counts up.
    I am in rads now and have been doing more research again, take a look at vitamin B17 or Laetrile, I know they say you can read alot of bull but what I have been reading is making sense. There was an hour long segment I utube I saw last night.
    I think the Web MD sight you can ask questions or chemo.com?? Hope this helps.
  • Sunrae
    Sunrae Member Posts: 808
    Kathy09 said:

    Neulasta
    I just finished the taxotere in Oct. I had other side effects with eyes (see eyelashes post dec. 10). However, when I had my first round of chemo, the nuelasta shot was a MUST by the onc to keep the blood counts up.
    I am in rads now and have been doing more research again, take a look at vitamin B17 or Laetrile, I know they say you can read alot of bull but what I have been reading is making sense. There was an hour long segment I utube I saw last night.
    I think the Web MD sight you can ask questions or chemo.com?? Hope this helps.

    Haven't had your kind of
    Haven't had your kind of treatment but that is one of the drugs my surgeon thought I might have along the way. So sorry you can't continue on with it since it seems to be a choice many drs. prescribe. Talk with your onc and see what else they are thinking will help. Wishing you better days and let us know how it goes for you.
  • carkris
    carkris Member Posts: 4,553 Member
    Sunrae said:

    Haven't had your kind of
    Haven't had your kind of treatment but that is one of the drugs my surgeon thought I might have along the way. So sorry you can't continue on with it since it seems to be a choice many drs. prescribe. Talk with your onc and see what else they are thinking will help. Wishing you better days and let us know how it goes for you.

    yes inquire about the
    yes inquire about the neulasta, thats waht most of us have taken after chemo. I am on taxol once a week but dont get neulasta now but I did get it for the adriamycin and cytoxan