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    Posted: Jul 28 2018 at 3:04pm
I was diagnosed in April 2018 with stage 2b tnbc. I finished 12 rounds of taxol/carboplatin and 1 a/c. A/C was ridiculously hard. That was two weeks ago and I just had a blood transfusion yesterday. Very anemic. I am just sitting here thinking how much can my body take? Trying to keep positive , but really wondering if all I have done is enough already. Do they ever stop treatment early? Has anyone not tolerated a/c and they just cancel the rest and move on to surgery?



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Hang in!!!!!!!!! I am supporting a friend with TNBC- but I received Taxol/carbo for ovarian cancer in 2006. My chemo was every three weeks and around session 5, i had to get a blood transfusion too. They had me doing blood tests weekly-even on non-chemo weeks and all of a sudden, a nurse called me at home and said I needed to get to the hospital ASAP for a blood transfusion- and not to panic, BUT they considered it life threatening. The crazy thing was I was actually feeling pretty good that day and had just sent my mom on a well-deserved weekend "OFF" from me!  Hey, it's 2018 and I made it thru stage 3c ovarian- just like you are going to make it thru this little bump in the road! See if there is a dietitian you can email or call about helping you pump  up much needed nutrients right now. If possible- stay home and stay away from the public. The last thing you need is even a simple summer cold right now. Don't hesitate to call your church or even a local church and ask for dinner delivery if you need to get meals for your family. I was lucky that I was single and I stayed home the entire nine months. Your body needs rest and some peace right now- I am serious let everything else go right now- you can fix it later. I would call social security and see if you can go on disability while you fighting TNBC. That is why we have it! Try and keep stress to a minimum. You will be in my prayers tonight.
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