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  • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

    Rick, I started folfox and herceptin in sept 2015. after 9 rounds, the oxaliplatin was stopped due to neuropathy setting in. I continue to get 5fu and leucouvorin (sp) which are the other 2 components of folfox plus herceptin every 3 weeks. next tuesday I think will be my 75th chemo session. being on paliative care, I will be treated for the rest of my life even though I am NED at this point. someday, it may stop wor...

    January 03, 2019 view post
    • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

      it is good to see you again. I am tickled your husband is doing so well.

      January 03, 2019 view post
      • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

        I was dx sept 2015 stage 4. folfox with herceptin since then. So, yes you can survive longer than a year. Keep up the good work and keep a positive attitude. 

        January 02, 2019 view post
        • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

          first of all disregard the 3 months comment by the nurse. they nor are the doctors God. they do not know when the Lord will call someone home. there is always hope. I am NED after 2 years of being stage 4 and told at the onset that I had months to live. be agressive with the cancer and the doctors. 

          April 20, 2018 view post
          • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

            9 courses was 4 and a half months. nothing magic about 9 courses, its just when I noticed neuropathy setting in. I didn't get a second opinion. I had a good gut feeling when I first met my oncologist. She consulted with 4 other oncologists in the practice. She really cares and answered all our questions frankly and in terms we could understand. I'm going today for my 60th (I think) session. I really have lost track....

            December 19, 2017 view post
            • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

              I had 9 courses of folfox. the oxaliplatin was discontinued due to neuropathy setting in fingers and toes. recently, I switched from chemo every 2 weeks to every 3 weeks. my oncologist raised the herceptin dosage a bit. she is pleased with how I am doing. I feel good most of the time. I have a couple of not so great days following chemo but getting a 3 week break really helps me bounce back. I do get tired a lot and ...

              December 13, 2017 view post
              • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

                While it is hard to be the one with cancer, it is harder for the caregivers. your job entails so much including the daunting task of staying upbeat and positive. its hard I know but very important that the patient sees your positive side. I am a firm believer that the human body can work miracles when pushed in positive directions. I believe that because I went from stage 4 to remission in 2 years. without the suppor...

                December 12, 2017 view post
                • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

                  never, I repeat, never give up hope. prayers for all.  Bob

                  November 30, 2017 view post
                  • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

                    find out if he is her2 positive. if yes, herceptin works wonders

                    November 29, 2017 view post
                    • bobdonaghy has replied to a post on the message board

                      have not talked about that. actually probably wont make any changes to protocol until it no longer is effective

                      November 06, 2017 view post
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