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    Posted: Aug 12 2017 at 8:59pm
Hi ladies,

My last round of chemo was June 7th. I did 4 ac and 12 taxol. When I had my surgery my tumor showed that I had a 70% response to chemo. My oncologist called me yesterday and thinks I should do a pill form of chemo just to be on the safe side and ithe will hopefully help with recurrence. Has anyone else done this? If so did it help? Any input is much appreciated
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My wife had about 25% tumor still not killed by chemo, which she had BEFORE surgery, it's called a partial response, not a Pathological Complete Response, (pCR) I think is the abbreviation)...I think that only happens in about 25% of patients, maybe it's 33%, anyway...

after my wife's single mastectomy, the oncologist recommended Taxol chemo, and it's been about a year and she hasn't had a recurrence

She had a large (4-5 centimeters) tumor and 4- lymph nodes involved, and the chemo she had BEFORE surgery killed the cancer in the lymph nodes (that chemo was Carboplatin-Gemzar)


Edited by gordon15 - Aug 14 2017 at 9:23pm
wife: IDC/Lobular Stage2B 2008 lumpectomy/TAC+rads
TNBC Stage 3A/w/metaplastic/squamous Nov2015 Carboplatin-Gemzar chemo/masectomy Taxolchemo+rads 4-16
PET scan stable 9-2016/ 1-2017
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Thank you for your response gordon15. I did 12 rounds of taxol before surgery. I'm not sure what chemo pill my oncologist is going to recommend I just pray it works!
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It might be Xeloda (Capecitabine) you can use the "search" at top right of page to see posts regarding it.
wife: IDC/Lobular Stage2B 2008 lumpectomy/TAC+rads
TNBC Stage 3A/w/metaplastic/squamous Nov2015 Carboplatin-Gemzar chemo/masectomy Taxolchemo+rads 4-16
PET scan stable 9-2016/ 1-2017
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