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Hello i wonder if anyone can help me I have recently finished treatment for breast CA Pacataxol plus herceptrin I gave only have one kidney my question is does the medication effect the output of the kidney I believe that it does and if so can the kidney recover

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  • I had a MRI after my breast CA was found and firstly they discovered that I had kidney CA unrelated to my breast and very low grade they also found some thing on my liver which was was to small for them to comment on apparently. kidney removed and as a goodbye present from my oncologist she allowed me to have another MRI…
  • Its so hard the stress before is just awful if changes your personality I think my treatment HER2 positive over expression Has finished 4 weeks ago the herceptrin is now only given for 6 months in the UK. its a dreadful feeling my oncologist has taken me off her books and I have had no further contact with any one feels…
  • Hello Liz very kind of you to reply but I have had the mammogram I’m clear thank goodness I have been told that I will not have further scans or MRIs as it would be pointless It would not show if the cells had gone into my body my oncologists words I have HER2Positive+ I know it’s aggressive. im very depressed I don’t know…
    in How do I know Comment by Viv August 2020
  • I am so sorry I can’t give you advice I’m not a great one for seeking help but if it was me I would ask the professionals in this case firstly for yourself stop being brave no one wants to be told what you have Macmillan nurses can help you If you are in the UK if not I’m sure you have similar where you come from they will…
    in Limited time. Comment by Viv August 2020
  • fantastic how do you know if you don’t mind me asking i don’t have a clue if I am
    in Remission Comment by Viv August 2020
  • Sorry it sounded a bit muddled I had my kidney removed my choice but I was a bit frail after to start the Chemo for the breast the problem is that I live on the Isle of Wight and all the operations The local hospital do not do the operations I needed so I had to travel when we first had the virus most of the Ships off the…
    in How do I know Comment by Viv July 2020
  • Thank you so much I’m told it’s a grade 3 but that was because I had two lots of cells which was very small and a micro dote in a node I don’t really understand the grading I have to say. i was not able to to have the chemo for some months after as a MRI found a very small cancer on my kidney Low grade so that saved It may…
    in How do I know Comment by Viv July 2020
  • Hello thank you for your reply yes I am in the UK my Oncologist will ring me in six months time and that is it and I’m not sure why that is yes I ask and told its a good bye. I don’t know if my treatment has been a success or not I don’t know how they would know I had two area of Her2 positive and a micro dot in one node I…
    in How do I know Comment by Viv July 2020
  • i have HER2 positive so nothing works no medication after the chemotherapy and herceptrin. my Sister also has HER2 Positive and is on Letrozole she was put on it for 10 years it’s been 9 so far her hair is very thin.
    in Letrozole Comment by Viv July 2020
  • Hello I also have HER2Positive +++ think that correct it does not react to medication other than herceptin and chemotherapy when I was first diagnosed I was told that my herceptrin would be for a year it’s now been changed to 6 months my oncologist told me that it was the same for every one I have one left I have finished…
  • Thank you Rob I don’t think people understand exactly how you feel unless you have had this journey. unfortunatley most of the Boats were canceled from the island so it would of made it almost impossible for me to come home So once I was having Radium I would of had to stay in a hotel that would not of supplied food I…
  • hello my Sister has had the aches and pains she’s on this medication she was put on it for 10 years her hair has got a little thin as well but every one reacts to medication in different ways maybe you should ask professional help.
  • Hi Lou I think treatment is a little different in the UK I had a phone call yesterday from my oncologist and that’s it no more contact no scans or MRI to see if it’s gone so scary unfortunately my breast cancer does not respond to any thing other than chemotherapy and herceptin. So it’s just a hope that it is gone i do…
  • Well I’m almost there tomorrow I will speak on the phone to my oncologist and then she will write me off it’s very scary no support. and then on Thursday my last to hospital for my last treatment. mixed feelings one of relief I’m going to feel better. And one of being very scared not knowing if my treatment has been…
  • One more treatment of herceptrin for me and then I can start to recover look forward and be positive live Viv x
  • Hello every one wishing you all a good journey if you are about to start with cancer. Well for me I had a mammogram June last year I was told I had a lot of DCIS Ok well don’t know what that is the following week I saw a consultant he was not very sympathetic and before I even sat down he told me that I would have a…
  • Hello it makes me wonder how we get through Chemo at times it makes you feel terrible the human body is amazing i lost my hair but not my fringe so I had hats on most of the time then it got to hot so all my hair came off. I had wigs 4 in fact I think because it took my mind off the cancer so I brought bits creams and…
    in Hair loss Comment by Viv June 2020
  • my story is a bit like a horror story hip replacement then a mammogram DCIS after masectomy I was told HER2 positive + before treatment MRI kidney cancer very small so very lucky had kidney removed had to wait for my treatment for breast cancer then husband had a cardiac arrest he did survive if he had not I would not of…
  • thank you for your welcome I wish you all well with this horrid virus it’s very scary. herceptrin has changed it’s now for six months and not a year so does not effect the heart as much I have HER2 positive and it does not respond to treatment with medication so scary time it was only small but aggressive I have one more…