Ibrance as hormore treatment for metastatic breat cancer
I just came off ibrance after 20 months. The only side effect I had was a little fatigue, and some hair loss. Don’t know if it was the drug or just the fact that I am 77 years old. It’s just that I was fine up until that first month back in 2016 so I’m blaming it on the ibrance. However, I am here talking about it so all is well! I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 1996, had a modified mastectomy on my left breast and did chemo treatments for about six months, (brutal). I suffered a relapse when the same strain came back, 20 years later. This time it settled in my left pelvic bone and my left, upper femur, with a few small spots on my lung. Did 15 bouts of radiation in 2016 on my femur and pelvic, plus ibrance and letrozole (still taking the letrozole), plus monthly Xgeva shots for bone strength. Now my tumor markers are down from over 900 to the low 200s (should be from 0-35), taking Xgeva only every three months. And, I’m a statistic since I am a guy who suffered male breast cancer. Kinda rare, but us men do get it! But I’m here talking about it so all is well. And, I am planning my 100th birthday party in 2041. Keep a bright outlook and remember, the glass is always half full! Be positive!