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Bonnie's Story

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"Hay algunas cosas en la vida hay que compartir. Usted tiene que tener alguien en quien apoyarse, y ellos te ayudarán a pasar."

Después de realizar un auto examen de mama, Bonnie Brooks descubrió un bulto y de inmediato hizo una cita con su médico. El 11 de septiembre de 2008, fue diagnosticado con la etapa 3 del cáncer de mama metastásico. Con un régimen de tratamiento difícil por delante, incluyendo la quimioterapia, se dio cuenta de que no podía enfrentar solo el cáncer de mama.

"Siempre fui muy independiente y he aprendido con el cáncer de mama no siempre se puede ser independiente", dice Brooks. "Uno tiene que depender de gente que le ayude a través de".

Escuchar la inspiradora historia de Bonnie y aprender más acerca de cómo superó el cáncer de mama.

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    Has anyone ever experienced atrial fibrulation as a residual effect of chemo? I took herceptin, taxotere and carboplatin.

    Asked by anonymous

    Survivor since 2011
    over 7 years 2 answers
    • Laura Cornwell Profile
      anonymous
      Industry Provider

      There is no evidence that taxotere or carbaplatin have any adverse effects on the heart. Herceptin is known to rarely cause some heart changes, but not specifically atrial fibrillation.

      Atrial fibrillation is actually very common with age. Most people get it for reasons related to high blood...

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      There is no evidence that taxotere or carbaplatin have any adverse effects on the heart. Herceptin is known to rarely cause some heart changes, but not specifically atrial fibrillation.

      Atrial fibrillation is actually very common with age. Most people get it for reasons related to high blood pressure, valve disease, coronary artery disease, lung disease, alcohol use or thyroid problems. If one of those were to blame, you and your doctor would most likely already know that you had the risk factor. But up to 1-3 out of every 10 people with atrial fibrillation had no risk factor for Afib.

      Be optimistic! There are lots of options for atrial fibrillation treatment and in many patients it can be fixed.

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    • Kathy Firth Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      These are the same drugs I have taken and am still taking Herceptin and have so far not experienced any problems with my heart. My oncologist sends me every three months for an echo to keep a close watch for any possible damage.

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  • Amanda Metivier Profile

    Anyone else experience vision changes with herceptin? (it is only affecting my close up vision)

    Asked by anonymous

    Learning About Breast Cancer
    almost 8 years 3 answers
    • Ana Naluh Andrade Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Not with Herceptin but with the chemo with Taxol and now with Femara.

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    • Adrienne private Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 3C Patient

      I have had vision changes, but I do not know if it is from the Herceptin, Taxol or later Taxetere. Hard to say with so many things being pumped into my body. My oncologist told me vision changes are normal during chemo and don't get new glasses til chemo a few months after chemo is finished.

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  • Alglen Thelex Garay Profile

    anybody had skin allergies and itchiness while on herceptin and radiation therapy?

    Asked by anonymous

    Family Member or Loved One
    over 6 years 5 answers
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hello Alglen. Im in jeddah now. Hope your mom is better.

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    • Isabel Souchet Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      I was very itchy from the herceptin, i usually took a benadryl for a few days. Helped with the itchies and rash.

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    My echo came back and my EF is at 47% We are temporarily stopping Herceptin and redoing echo in 4 weeks. I am about 3/4 way done and been fine. Anyone experience this and any suggestions to improve it outside of any meds? Still need to talk with doc.

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    over 4 years 1 answer
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I had an Echo. last August for different reasons on seeing a Cardiologist for a consult due to my blood pressure meds. He indicated I didn't need a stress test due to my activity level being fine without any shortness of breath or other symptoms. Mine came out at 65%, I have a very strong...

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      I had an Echo. last August for different reasons on seeing a Cardiologist for a consult due to my blood pressure meds. He indicated I didn't need a stress test due to my activity level being fine without any shortness of breath or other symptoms. Mine came out at 65%, I have a very strong family history. I did give him my radiation treatment numbers since it was to my left side and he asked about my chemo. meds. and if I were taking anything else. I'm on Letrozole for at least 5 years.

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