• After having eight txs of chemo every other week, following with 33 rads txs.... How long before anyone had any recurrences??

    Asked by adelia11 on Friday, May 18, 2012

    After having eight txs of chemo every other week, following with 33 rads txs.... How long before anyone had any recurrences??

    How long did chemo brain last for those of you who had the above similar tx regemin??

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    • whirl's Avatar
      whirl

      Sorry to say I think it lasts for ever. It does get less but for me it has not been the same. It has been 2 1/2 years since my last chemo and I only had 4 treatments.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Rose's Avatar
      Rose

      The lab techs told me it won't change, but I don't think it's all that bad. People who have been in a coma have come around, so why can't we grow a few brain cells again. ;)

      almost 5 years ago
    • Blue's Avatar
      Blue

      At least chemo brain is a handy excuse for memory lapses.

      almost 5 years ago
    • cranburymom's Avatar
      cranburymom

      I just finished my 30x radiation. I noticed my chemo brains while I was in TCH cycles. Interestingly, my memory got better and my "alertness" is not better than before as I do more meditation. Practicing reiki seems to help in this area.

      I am not sure how you feel, but you may want to try if you are up for it.

      ;-)

      makiko

      almost 5 years ago
    • Stacy2568's Avatar
      Stacy2568

      I was first diagnosed in 2004. Had 4 chemo treatments and 33 rads. I was just diagnosed again 2 months ago.

      over 4 years ago
    • adelia11's Avatar
      adelia11

      Hi Stacy, when you were re-diagnosed 2 months ago, what was the diagnosis. Breast cancer again? That scares me. I am hoping the time for any recurrence will be much longer. How does this affect how you feel about the treatment plan now?

      over 4 years ago
    • Stacy2568's Avatar
      Stacy2568

      Hi adelia! Yes the diagnosis was again breast cancer. This time is a different type than the first time. I still feel good about the treatment plan. My doctors have taken an aggressive approach.

      over 4 years ago

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