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    Amgen copay support for neulasta?

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      mdybas

      I used it when I got the Neulasta shot! Take advantage of it! My Oncologist office did it automatically for my Neulasta and for my Herceptin. It saved me literally thousands of dollars!

      about 5 years ago
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      PinkyPromise

      I also used the assistance program for Neulasta. No catch -- just savings!!

      about 5 years ago
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      junie1

      I got the Neulasta shot the day after a chemo treatment,, My Insurance paid the entire bill,, I also took the Xarellto pill,, got it for free each month,, Called the Xarellto comp,, and they sent me a card to show to pharmacy,, and it was free,, The only thing that I have had to pay for is dr visits,, which is the co-pay and now that I only go every 3 months,, that isn't too bad to pay.
      Good Luck to you,, But I'd call each of the pill makers,, the manufactor,, and see what they will help you with.

      about 5 years ago
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    Are these normal side effects?

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      DorothyV

      Yes, they are normal. I had the same chemo drugs and experienced heartburn. The oncologist put me on Prilosec. Call her doctor's office to see what they recommend. Praying for relief

      about 5 years ago
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      Jouska

      I had heartburn before chemo and it got worse during chemo. They started me on a basic Pepcid AC and I continue with it today post chemo. That being said you should always mention new or changed symptoms to your doctor or nurses. Wounds do change in how they feel as you heal, but again something worth mentioning to your medical team.

      about 5 years ago
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      Evonn

      I had terrible heartburn. Had to go on Protonix

      about 5 years ago
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    melodytang asked a questionBreast Cancer

    One lymph node affected- how long is chemo going to be?

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      ChildOfGod4570

      I had 4 infusions of neo-adjuvant TC chemo before my lumpectomy. When I came out of surgery, the surgeon told my mother that all margins were clear and everything looked good, but the need for more chemo would be determined by the oncologist. Turns out because one node was active, I had to have 2 more infusions of TC before going on to radiation. Now I will have been on Tamoxifen for 2 years come the 23rd of this month. As everybody has said before, all patients are different, so you might want to talk to your oncologist and be sure to bring that second set of ears. I know everything my oncologist and surgeon said during those first appointments swirled together into a difficult to remember mess that would have made Charlie Brown's teacher look like she has excellent diction! Thank God my pastor's wife was there! Also, during my surgical consultation, it helped a great deal when my mother accompanied me and assured me my surgeon could be trusted and I made the right decision. That second set of ears proves invaluable not only to offset the Charlie Brown doctor syndrome, but to be an encouragement to you after you leave the center! HUGS and God bless!

      about 5 years ago
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      triciab

      Everyone is different and every oncologist has treatment preferences. I had one lymph node involved. Stage IIA. Because of my age - apparently 47 is young - it was recommended that I have chemo - 4 cycles of AC 2 weeks apart then 4 cycles of taxol 2 weeks apart. Had 2 delays during treatment due to illness so overall took 18 weeks. Had a little over a month off and then 7 weeks of radiation as we opted for lumpectomy and not mastectomy. Now on tamoxifen for a couple of years. Take care!

      about 5 years ago
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      Jesse0218

      My Sentinel node came back positive. Four weeks later, they took out 5 more nodes from under my arm and they were clean. My oncologist wanted to do chemo but at the end of the first sentence she told me I'd lose my hair. I about melted down at that point. I had a big thing about losing my hair to the point, she finally said she'd do the Onco DX test. The agreement was if I came back low risk, we'd talk about no chemo and she'd watch me. If I was med or high risk, I'd have to do chemo. Fortunately, I came back low risk. We talked about it, she showed me another national cancer website that said I should do chemo anyway. Then she asked if I wanted to do it. I said NO. But, I ended up with 5 1/2 weeks of radiation that I wasn't too thrilled about either. She said since I wasn't doing chemo, I really needed to do the radiation. I'm on Femara because I couldn't tolerate Arimidex and got a rash from it. I'm also on Effexor to help with the hot flashes I get from the Femara. I'm just really glad the worst is behind me now and I'm enjoying retirement to the fullest. We're all different like others have said and your doctor will suggest what's best in your case.

      about 5 years ago
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