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Looking for a comparison chart showing the 3 different generations of chemo with side effects & benefits for each. Does anyone know where to find something like this? Thanks, Penny

Penny Walton Profile
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Survivor since 2014 about 5 years
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Penny, I don't know. They all have side effects. The one you WANT is the one that shows to be the most effective against the type of breast cancer you have. Not all are equal in their effectiveness. A lot of testing goes into making the correct choice. You might get your best info. from your oncologist. I'd hate to be going to a course of chemotherapy only to find out it didn't do a bit of good, because it wasn't the right kind that takes care of my particular type of BC. Take care, Sharon
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    My onc decided what the best chemo regimen for me. I had a a two hour meeting with the chemo nurse she was real honest about what to expect. Women to women I felt really comfotable going into girl issues.
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Maybe you can google it.
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • Mary Chase Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Penny. You do have to be comfortable with your onc and be able to ask questions and get them answered in a way you understand. Good for you for being proactive!
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • Penny Walton Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    Ladies, thank you. My problem is I have less than a 3% difference between the options, so I was hoping for something to help me weigh the risks benefits between the different generations. I understand gen 1 is easier to handle than gen 2, but have been trying to find out why. Right now my onc seems very smart, but I don't feel she is open to questions. I'm giving her one more shot, then may go elsewhere. I need to have a good connection with her & open communication and right now I feel like I have neither. These decisions are too important to feel like I'm going it alone. Prayers & Blessings, Penny
    about 5 years Flag
    • André Roberts Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Penny, I'm sorry to hear you are having problems deciding. I hate that you over think everything. I know, it's what you gotta do. Sorry your also having doubts about the Onc. You know I trust her with my life. She has your best interest in mind to...

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      Penny, I'm sorry to hear you are having problems deciding. I hate that you over think everything. I know, it's what you gotta do. Sorry your also having doubts about the Onc. You know I trust her with my life. She has your best interest in mind to do what's best for you. If you do switch, I would not recommend anyone else here in town :/ Prayers to you.

      about 5 years Flag

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