Hi I'm also having Zometa infusions every 6 months (only had one so far) as it's supposed to help stop recurrence in the bones. I was told that it's an approved treatment on the NHS for secondary cancer and for women with osteoporosis but it's not yet approved to be used to help prevent recurrence by the NHS in all areas yet. I had my Zometa infusion done privately - I had to wait 6 wks for BUPA to look through all the evidence (sent by my onc) and approve it. i was told by my radiologist onc that it will be approved on the NHS for this purpose across all areas within 18 months but I'm not sure how true that is! I didn't really have many side effects except back and joint pain for a few days afterwards. Baz x
Hi I'm having Zometa via IV every 6 months to prevent recurrence, I'm in Lancashire there's quite a few ladies on the Macmillan community threads who live in various parts of England having this treatment. I read somewhere this a drug that's been used for sometime for various reasons making it not expensive.
I had my first zometa injection a couple of months ago and for the same reasons as you. Felt tired, couldnt sleep the first night , bone ache but after a few days all was ok. Hope that helps. Jen