• Bone Mets/ Carboplatan & Abraxane

    Asked by PinkPeony on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Bone Mets/ Carboplatan & Abraxane

    I have bone mets and was in remission on Ibrance, but my tumors are growing again. Doc wants me to do Carboplatan and Abraxane weekly for six months and then if in remission, to try options thru Stanford or UC. I had chemo in 2014 (Taxotere/Cytoxin) and know how sick it made me. My doctor said this new combo should not be as hard to tolerate. Would appreciate comments from those who have been on a similar drug regimen. Thanks.

    16 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Sorry for your turn of events. I haven't had those chemo drugs, but I had a similar situation when I had chemo. The first type they gave me seemed to work, but my cancer came back 6 months later. I was given a different type for the second diagnosis. The first one made me terribly sick, for hours the first day, then I was nauseous for days afterward. The second type of chemo for my second DX was much easier, I didn't get sick at all. I just felt kind of weird all the time. So maybe the new chemo for you will be easier also. All of us on the WhatNext Team wish you the best.

      about 1 month ago
    • PinkPeony's Avatar
      PinkPeony

      Thank you for your kind words Greg. I hope you are right about the second chemo session. The doctor said it is generally tolerated well, but when I read the info. sheets, the side effects looked just like the ones I had the first time around. I guess we will see.

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Hi PinkPeony, I am sorry to hear that you're having to battle new tumors.

      I was given carboplatin (along with Avastin and Alimta) as my first line of treatment. I don't know which of the three drugs I didn't tolerate well, but the first week after infusion, I was pretty sick. I was much better the second and 3rd weeks.

      Wishing you the best.

      30 days ago
    • PinkPeony's Avatar
      PinkPeony

      Thank you for your response and the info. Live. I have a feeling Carboplatin is nasty stuff, but we will see. Wishing you the best.

      30 days ago
    • tracyt's Avatar
      tracyt

      Hi PinkPeony, I have stage 4 Tnbc mets. I've been on all the above and more. Carbo & Abra should be a lot easier for you to tolerate compared to tax & cytox. When I was on Carbo they gave me a combo with gemcidabine which worked wonders. As I traveled to CTCA,UNC and MD Anderson, all places recommended the exact same so ask your Onc about them. It even caused my hair to grow back.

      30 days ago
    • PinkPeony's Avatar
      PinkPeony

      Thank you very much Tracy. That is a great relief. I appreciate the info. Was the Gemcidabine a chemo drug or something to make the drug easier to handle? Thank you. Wishing you the best.

      30 days ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      No information here but I want you to know that I, too, am in your corner and hoping for a best result for you.

      30 days ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      I was diagnosed w/a different cancer, but I did Carboplatin/Taxol. I was lucky on side effects. Still unfortunately have neuropathy. Fatigue. Severe foot, ankle, lower leg pain, but the brunt of that was only 1 day every 3 weeks. Only threw up once the entire 18 weeks. I'm sorry you are facing this again. And hope that any side effects you experience are extremely minor. Good luck!

      30 days ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      This is just my opinion and hope nobody gets angry with me BUT there is a time to stop all the killing with the Chemo. The more they use the less it seems to work as the really strong cells aren't killed by the chemo and when they divide all the babies are stronger. Sometimes it's best to just HEAL from the chemo and maybe if you give your body a fighting chance at getting well it will respond. I'd go complete vegan and ONLY Plant foods.....No Cows milk, cheese or eggs. No Juices or cookies or anything like that. I'd stop all toxic chemicals to get better as they can give us a longer life but they don't make us better. They keep destroying the 99% of the cells in your body that don't have cancer......The other possible way is with a Keto Diet and you'll have to look that up. IP6, Green Tea Extract, Curcumin, Mushroom Extracts and others.....Our bodies are a self healing organism and if given the tools maybe it can at least slow down the cancer and even just make it dormant......This is just my opinion.......I don't recommend this to anybody else....

      29 days ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      One More Think....I take Decadron ALONE to shrink down my Nodes/Tumors and it seems to work. Look up Decadron and Cancer etc......

      29 days ago
    • 2943's Avatar
      2943

      UCSF is ranked #1 in state and #5 in nation. Have you gone there for a second opinion?

      29 days ago
    • PinkPeony's Avatar
      PinkPeony

      Thank you everyone for your kind responses. 2943, my doc wants to get my cancer in remission, and then will refer me to Stanford or UC.

      29 days ago
    • tracyt's Avatar
      tracyt

      PinkPeony, Gem is a chemo drug as well.

      29 days ago
    • PinkPeony's Avatar
      PinkPeony

      Thank you Tracy. Wishing you all the best.

      29 days ago
    • gah's Avatar
      gah

      I was on Abraxane for 16 weeks and found no side effects. Continued to work. Good Luck! We are all in your corner.

      23 days ago
    • PinkPeony's Avatar
      PinkPeony

      Thank you gah! You have made my day wonderful. Best wishes to you as well. Just had my port put in today. Not feeling great, but hopefully tomorrow will be better. ⭐️

      23 days ago

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