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Has any one else had this experience? I am on EC Chemo routine (neoadjuvant) and the lump has shrunk only marginally. Next, I'm going onto TAX (1st one tomorrow). I will have another MRI follwing 2 Tax to see if lump is responding.

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Patient about 8 years
 
  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    I'm so glad I could help. And thank you for the well wishes. Yes, my biography. It should come up if you click on my name. :)
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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    Yes, but I wasn't on EC. I began with A/C then Taxol afterwards. I also had neoadjuvant treatment. I didn't respond as much as my Onc had hoped with my tumor only minimally shrinking. I had my bilateral mastectomy then three weeks afterwards I began chemo again with two different drugs (Gemzar & Carboplatin). I had 8 rounds & radiation afterwards. I'm happy to say that I am now cancer free. Don't lose hope. There are several different chemo drugs out there and if you don't respond to one...then there are others. You can read my complete story on my bio if you like. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers, Diana
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      anonymous
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      Diana, thanks so much for that. Is your bio, what is your bio please? is it biogragphy. I am from the UK so these things don't always translate well! I am pleased you are doing so well.

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    • Erin Timlin Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I did neo-adjuvant chemo - AC followed by taxol and herceptin and had a total response! Both the tumor and nodes were completely clear of the IDC in the end. Unfortunately, extensive pathology revealed stage 0 DCIS floating around so I had to...

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      I did neo-adjuvant chemo - AC followed by taxol and herceptin and had a total response! Both the tumor and nodes were completely clear of the IDC in the end. Unfortunately, extensive pathology revealed stage 0 DCIS floating around so I had to undergo mastectomy anyway. Bummer, but I was so thrilled the chemo annihilated the cancer! It can happen!! Keep thinking it will...

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  • Patricia Stoop Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I did 6 months of neoadjuvant ac/dt before surgery. I had an initial shrinking with each regime but still had really big tumours left after. Somewhat frustrating. But i do believe the chemo prevented spread and likely melted away some suspicious liver masses. Now the tumours are all out and radiation was insurance. Are you her2 positive? I used to strongly visualize the chemo as a golden light shrinking tumours.....
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    Hi Patricia, I am strongly Oestrogen (or as you would say in America Eestrogen?) positive 8/8. Is that her2? I am not quite sure of all the terminology. I have now been switched from EC90 to Docetaxol and I have had my 1st today, the steroids are keeping me up! it is now 3:49 am here in the UK. I have been told by my onc that I will def have to have an mx, and then rads. as the tumour is large- 5cm. Did you have that too? Are you now finished with active treatment? Thank- heavens all treatment is free to all (NHS) as I will be having a reconstuction too, and I am considering a prophylactic mx to the other side. I just can't make my mind up about that. Do you feel well? and confident about having eradicated the cancer? Gillian
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  • Rayleen Lima Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I like that Golden light shrinking the tumor.
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