Chemotherapy - novastorm

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on September 7, 2012 View this journey (6 Experiences)

Because my tumor was very aggressive and sitting very near the chest wall, my treatment began with chemo to shrink the tumor. Chemo was carboplatin, herceptin, and taxotere. I didn't have terrible reaction to it, but definitely experienced sour stomach for about a week after chemo. That was taken care of by a prescription antacid. I was able to go to work, to the gym, and in general live my life during chemo (every 3 weeks for 6 treatments). I found that the day after chemo, I always felt great--on a steroid high. By the 3rd day after treatment, I was like a dishrag, limp and lifeless. From that day on, though, with every day, I felt better and better. My husband described it as a roller coaster from treatment to treatment. But I never felt that I couldn't handle my active life. Key to chemo: drink lots of water the day of, and the days after chemo.

Easy to Do: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree

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