Hello. I am yet to meet anyone else with secondary breast cancer, so it's quite a relief to be here. I have been feeling as if everyone else left the cancer behind whilst I.... Well, did not. Just in November, my oncologist had told me that the chance of getting secondary breast cancer was really remote. She jinxed it because two weeks ago I was diagnosed with bone mets. I am going to have a treatment of Ibrance and Fulvestrant. But I am so confused! My new oncologist (the other one retired) said that immune system problems were much less likely on targeted therapies than they are on chemotherapy. Yesterday I had my first appointment with the chemo nurses who will administer the Ibrance and Fulvestrant and they told me a very different story.... For them, Ibrance is as devastating as chemo. They told me to avoid leaving the house unless it is to go to coffeeshops that are empty... And even so only occasionally. What has your experience of Ibrance been? Who is right? My oncologist or my chemo nurses? Thank you and it's good to meet you all and to know I am not alone.
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