Thanks for replies. It does seem to vary a bit. Imagine I will get equal to about 6 (or 18 in my case, phew!) as I have not had other chemo first (well not for 6 years anyway). Had to miss last weeks as was put into hospital with an infection, but am catching up next week on what should have been my once every 4 week break.
I had 6 x taxotere last autumn/winter. I was also having herceptin and this took about an hour and a half to go in, although I am now having it over an hour.
I think it varies. I had 4 FEC, then surgery and I'm about to start 4 taxotere. The difference may be that I had a break between or the lymph node involvement - who knows?!
Hi Ginny, I start taxotere and herceptin on Tuesday. I'm having 3 taxotere (I have just finished 3 FEC). Herceptin is via IV drip I think, definitely IV. They will keep you in for about 6 hours after the first herceptin to make sure that you have no side effects - that's what I've been told. After that it is all quite quick, my onc said an hour. Good luck, hope this helps. Best wishes Alice
How many sessions do you usually have of this treatment. I am having watered down sessions, so 3 is equal to 1 for me, but I have no idea how many I am likely to get? Also if you have herceptin, how long does this take to administer and is this done via a drip too?