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    Hi, am thinking about you today and hope all goes well for you. Plsl let me know.

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    Would like go know about experience with Adriamicin and cytoxan?

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      lynn1950

      I was on dose dense adriamycin/cytoxin for 4 sessions two weeks apart and then taxotere for 4 sessions two weeks apart. Before the a/c I had a muga scan to make sure my heart was in good condition.

      As far as I know, I have no long term side effects; it has been four years since I finished chemo. My white blood count fell with each session and after each A/C I had a Neulasta shot and then after the taxotere I had Neupogen. My red blood count fell precipitously at one point and I was given a drug that slowly helped to rebuild my rbc.

      The risks are worth the payoff - no evidence of disease!

      almost 4 years ago
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      I began chemo with Adriamycin and Cytoxan, also 4 sessions 2 weeks apart. For me it's been 7 years (!) and I'm not aware of any long term issues. Did several muga scans--seems like one showed a slight decrease, but nothing bad enough to delay chemo.

      Sorry to tell you that my worst side effects were caused by A/C. Nausea, taste alterations, and hair loss. Just don't want you to be caught off guard. You'll get through it! Sending up a prayer for you...

      almost 4 years ago
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      A/C for me was horrible. After the first two rounds my body became weaker and weaker. I had to have a blood transfusion, dealt with a staph infection and had horrendous mouth sores. But I am glad I did it because I have been cancer free ever since. I have only been out of treatment one year but feel so much better. I have been put on a strict nutrition and supplement plan. I try to exercise as much as possible by trying to walk 30 minutes a day. I am now undergoing reconstruction and will be getting my implants in a couple of months. Life couldn't be better and knowing how it felt to be where you are now, I can honestly say I would do it again even with the knowledge of what it did to me. Your body rebounds and heals with time. Take care.

      almost 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): 1st chemo day was good...hit wall second day and slept a lot. 3rd day was painful but after 12 hours the pain subsided and went up from there. Chemo is on wednesday's. Tuesday I actually felt better than I have since the biopsy! Just in time to start all over again. 3 weeks chemo 1 week off for 3-4 months. Taxatere all weeks cytoxan 1st week only