Your treatment plan will depend on the path results to a large degree, as well as your age, whether there is metastysis, whether you are HER2 positive, etc. One of the chemo cocktails, known by the acronym CMF, has less side effects than others. Treatment lasted longer than the heavier drugs (6 months, 2 weeks on, 3 weeks off), but the equivalent amount of chemo drugs to the heavier ones. While my hair thinned somewhat, I did not lose it & hadn't realised this, so went & bought an expensive real hair wig for nothing. Tried it a few times, but found it very hot, which did not help my hot flushes! Chemo is preceded by an anti-nausea drip & I was also given anti nausea tablets to take home. Don't wait for nausea to hit you, just take the tabs! Also, if you find that you still get nausea, tell your onc, because it is possible to change the drugs for something that works better for you. Chemo was followed by lucky inclusion in cliinical trial, so had Herceptin for 2 years more or less for free.
There will be sad & bad days, but they always pass & one is just so grateful for feeling better that the bad days are quickly forgotten.
Have faith & go well.
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