Has your treatment line changed since you completed SBC & Me last year? Yes How many changes to treatment have you had?
Tamoxifen Tamoxifen is a hormone therapy for breast cancer in both women and men. It lowers the risk of early breast cancer coming back (recurring) after surgery or developing in the other breast.
What is Trastuzumab Emtansine Trastuzumab emtansine is a type of targeted cancer drug. It is also known by its brand name Kadcyla and TDM1.
What is Everolimus Everolimus is a targeted cancer drug that blocks cancer growth. You might have everolimus if you have advanced breast cancer that is hormone receptor positive.
What is Pertuzamab Pertuzumab is a targeted cancer drug and is also known by its brand name Perjeta. What is it?It is a treatment for breast cancer.
This week's blog is about Ribociclib in the treatment of secondary breast cancer.
What has your experience of Ribociclib been?
When were you diagnosed with secondary breast cancer? I was diagnosed with SBC on 16th March 2020.
This week’s blog is about Palbociclib in the treatment of Secondary Breast Cancer.
What has your experience of Palbociclib been?
You may have steroids as part of your treatment or to control symptoms and help you to feel better. Steroids may be given: with certain chemotherapy drugs to prevent an allergic reaction or to reduce sickness to reduce swelling and control pain when there is a secondary cancer in the liver to reduce pressure and relieve headaches and sickness when there is a secondary cancer in the brain.
Thermal ablation is used to treat different types of cancer. It uses extreme temperatures (thermal) to destroy (ablate) cancer cells.
Continuing on our Sunday series of educational blogs around secondary breast cancer treatments; this week we are highlighting Immunotherapy.
Have you had experience of this?
Continuing our series of blogs on treatments you may have for secondary breast cancer, this week we’re focusing on Electrochemotherapy.
Do you have experience of this treatment?
Whole Brain Radiotherapy [WBRT] is given when cancer cells from another part of the body have spread to and developed in the brain. The aim of the WBRT is to help relieve any symptoms or prevent symptoms from developing and to slow down the growth of the cancer.
Radiotherapy uses high energy x-rays to treat cancer cells. It can shrink the cancer, relieve symptoms, and help you feel more comfortable.