• Is it normal to possibly be on chemo pills for years?

    Asked by MelMom on Monday, April 15, 2013

    Is it normal to possibly be on chemo pills for years?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      MelMom,
      YES....it does happen. Medical management is always the first option when the option is afforded. Best of luck, Carm RN.

      almost 4 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar
      CAS1

      yes and for some its lifesaving

      almost 4 years ago
    • LisaLathrop's Avatar
      LisaLathrop

      "Normal" I don't know about that...but in my case, I have a marker on my DNA my team found during lengthy diagnosis, that allowed Leukemia to get to me. I am currently on a chemo pill that is a "blocker" so that it won't happen again. It is actually a clinical trial med for transplant patients, approved already for liver & kidney transplants but since I had a bone marrow transplant, they are trying it out on Leukemia patients. So far so good....4 1/2 years later. :)

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I have talked to lots of people on the site that are on a maintenance program, and take them all the time. I have never taken anything after my main treatment.

      My father had prostate cancer, and he had two or three different things he took. I don't remember what they were. He also got a hormone shot in the belly once a month. He had prostate cancer for 14 years.

      almost 4 years ago

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