Thank you AP got your response and sharing your wife’s experience with ongoing chemo. Best of luck with the maintenance!
If you still have visible tumour on scans, I'd be surprised if they stopped treatment altogether. Maybe a maintenance dose of something?
My wife is currently NED after chemo for spine mets (TNBC), and will still be getting maintenance chemo to try and stop it coming back.
Thank you for your replies.
Good to hear that some people try going back to hormone treatment in a bid to confuse the disease.
I did speak to my consultant about what happens after chemo’. I got the impression you were monitored and then put on ‘something’ when things start to become unstable. I wondered if anyone had been in that position and had remained stable for a period of time after chemo’ . Whether that be a few weeks or months. Just looking for some hope after chemo’ . We are expecting our first grandchild in the Spring and hoping to have some precious time with him or her.
So pleased your scan was stable. I had a discussion with my consultant about what happens if you are on IV chemo. He said that at my hospital the Paclitaxel is usually 20 rounds and if stable at the end then possible to go back to a hormonal. I know from the American forums that the oncologists there switch between chemo and hormone treatment all the time. It gives the body a rest and helps to confuse the cancer.
enjoy the stable scan results
Are you able to have a Targeted Treatment after the Paxlitaxel or are you Triple Negative? Have you chatted to your Consultant at all?
Sorry I can't be of more help. ❤️
I am currently on paclitaxel for unstable secondaries in my liver. I have had 9 sessions & discovered after my scan that the chemo has stabilised it. I am now due 9 more sessions. Considering the last 2 treatments had no effect and indeed the lesions continued to grow, I was happy to hear that things were currently stable. However I am wondering if anyones cancer has remained stable for sometime once the chemo stops?