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    attypatty asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Anyone taking Verzenio or Ibrance

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      Para

      If you cannot afford the copay contact the drug manufacturer for copay assistance and they will help you with it. That is what I always do for these expensive Drugs.

      7 months ago
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      Bebebeth Faslodex is the painful shots that goes with Ibrance. what a differance a hospital makes giving them. First 8 was a upmc hospital in Natrona Heights until I returned to my local hospital in Kittanning . Those girls know how to give the shots. I think upmc enjoyed hitting the bone every time or the nerve but I dreaded them so until I found nurses who are caring.They also dont charge as much copay.They help so much more than upmc with everything.

      7 months ago
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      I have had the liver and bone cancer for two years. I have been taking Ibrance and the Xgeva for most of that time. The Xgeva is for bone strengthening and is subcutaneous once a month in my arm. Mildly painful but massage the area and it goes away. No noticeable side effects. The Ibrance has reduced my larger tumors and eliminated most of the smaller ones. However, last year I was switched to Verzenio because it will protect me from the brain cancer. The side effects are ALL OF THE ABOVE! First taste goes, then all food and liquids taste of chemical, appetite is completely gone and the diarrhea sets in and in my case over two days, my kidneys started to shut down. My hair is just beginning to grow again after 9 months, wispy and fine. I took this drug for one month. It almost killed me. I have been back on Ibrance and doing very well ever since.

      6 months ago
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    Celebration (Brain scan results): No mets to the brain!

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    Side Effects (Diarrhea): Diarrhea and nausea and vomiting from the Verzenio. A new med meant to shrink tumors and delay progression. Lofty goals but hard to take.

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    Procedure or Surgery: Spine surgery to remove the tumor at T-6. 8" incision, 6 hour surgery, spine fused with 8 screws and 2 7" titanium rods from T-4 to T-8. My surgeon asked me how I was walking around. The answer was I didn't know I had a tumor!