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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): First treatment on the 20 TCHP everyb3 weeks 6 times

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    CathyMurphy asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Anxiety

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      gpgirl70

      I got a script for lorazepam in case the anxiety was too much for me to have any peace. I was in chemo for 20 weeks and finished my 30 pills around the time I finished chemo - so just over 1 pill a week. I also kept up with yoga classes and took lots of walks. I was real anxious for about a year after diagnosis but it was manageable once I finushed chemo.

      9 days ago
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      leslie48240

      I know it is all so overwhelming. Just here to tell you that once treatments start you will probably feel a certain amount of control that you are in the fight and doing something about it. Also...the year plus of treatments will be done before you know it! Hope it helps to know that many have done this and are still here to enjoy life....I'm one of them. Over 11 years since diagnosis and now almost 10 years testing clear. Hang in there!

      9 days ago
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      Thanks for your great responses

      8 days ago
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    CathyMurphy asked a questionBreast Cancer

    TChp and herpercinChemo

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      And then the Herceptin is done by itself every three weeks for the rest of the year. This part isn't as bad as the whole TCH cocktail, and the only side effect was headaches. And your heart has to be monitored during treatments. If your numbers go down, they take you off for a month, retest with EKG and then back to treatments. Hopefully your numbers go back up.
      Cancer is a crazy lifestyle for the next year. Hugs as you start this journey.

      14 days ago
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      Thanks

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      It is also the standard of care for HER2+ breast cancer. Herceptin was a blessing to those of us who are HER2+ and it was only discovered about 15 years ago. I did not receive scans during or after my treatment but meet with my oncologist every 6 months - I am 4 years post treatment. There are certain symptoms that they look for and will have you look for post treatment, but happily I am here and kicking. The chemo was not fun, but it is survivable and the Herceptin by itself was a walk in the park. I didn't have headaches, just a bit of a runny nose and my MUGA scan for my heart remained good. Wishing you the best.

      13 days ago
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