So sorry to hear that traetments are not working for some of you but I echo Belinda's words to hang in there - there are lots of treatments around these days although I know it is so hard when a treatment stops working and you are in no mans land. Letrozole and ee stopped working for me so I am now on chemo and herceptin - it is early days and tough but whilst I was dreading chemo I did feel better emotionally once I had started a new treatment. I hope that you all feel the same and whatever the treatment is it works wonders for you. xx
I'm so sorry you have been so upset. I know how I felt myself. There are loads of treatment s out there and I'm sure you will have success with the next one! Just before I started on the taxotere I asked my onc if there was something else I could try if this didn't work and he said there were quite a few. I'm glad this one is working obviously but when I went for my results last week I tried to calm myself by saying that I can try another if this isn't doing anything.
I think you are right to say that you are going to go for the cap. People on here have had good results from this for a long time.
Also I had 4 weeks over Christmas when I wasn't on any treatment and this was hard mentally but it doesn't seem to have made any difference and I am feeling better now than I have for a few months.
Love Sheila. Xx
Sorry to hear that your treatment has stopped working. I was in the same situation at the beginning of Dec last year. I have since had 4 cycle s of taxotere and the liver tumours are smaller, the lungs are stable or slightly better and my bones are healing.
I hope you will feel much more positive when your situation is clearer and you start other treatment. Take care. Love Sheila xx
Like ponsmiur I had good response to letrozole, for 18 months in fact, and then it stopped working and I had progression to liver. I did a course of exestemane/everolimus and this sadly did not work for me so changed to capecitabine. I am just starting cycle 12 and my last scan showed everything stable and improvement to the bone mets. I have had few se's, my feet are just starting to get slightly sore and dry but the udderly cream seems to have sorted that.When I went to clinic last week they gave me a graph of my tumour markers which had dropped every cycle and now seemed to have stayed stable at 43. They said that as I seem to be tolerating it well I could leave my next appointment and scan for another 6 weeks and came away with 2 cycles of the little peachy pills. Hopefully they will find a treatment that will work for you. They had wanted me to have weekly taxol but I was happier to leave that in reserve and try the oral chemo route first. At the moment that seems tro have been a good decision and I am hopeful my next scan is also stable. Good luck x