Has anyone had success taking a chemo pill ?

Have lung cancer and have been on Chemo IV and Keytruda. Not great results now my Doctor manta to put me on a different regimen which is a Chemo pill.


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  • Margot moderator
    2 months ago

    Hi @mb57 and @Hill – when we posed your question to our Facebook community, we received this response from one member as well:

    “I take the Ibrance with Aremidex once a day with my last meal. I feel very hot, get some redness and soreness in my mouth toward end of 21 days. I have the magic mouth wash for that. I am tired a lot, I get nausea once in awhile and it is over as quickly as it came on. I have only been on these meds for 3 months and I believe my body will adjust more.
    The place under my arm is shrinking. My Dr wants me on these meds for several months before surgery. At this early stage of my starting Ibrance it seems to be doing the job. It is so much better than the Adrymiacin (Red Devil) IV I took 8 yrs ago. I have Ductal Carcinoma that has metastasized to both lungs, small 1.5 cm. This 2nd run was brought on by my surgeon leaving cancerous lymph node in (marker for removal ) when he did my surgery 8 yrs ago. The Dr says my cells are the very slow growing kind. This is my story. I hope it helps someone with the Ibrance. I would recommend it.”

    Of course, reactions can really vary by person and we always recommend checking in with one’s doctor or care team with concerns and how one feels during treatment. Thinking of you,

    Margot, LungCancer.net Team

  • Margot moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @mb57 have you begun the pill yet? Would love to hear how it goes for you, and am putting this question to our twitter following to see if we can get you more answers from the community! Best, Margot, LungCancer.net Team

  • mb57 author
    3 months ago

    Yes Margot
    I started a week ago today. Not so great with the side effects . I have nausea vomitting and diarrhea. I have pills for these side effects so hopefully I cN get through . It’s so different from my last treatment . I never took a nausea pilll during the entire treatment . Oh well I guess everyone is effected differently . Thanks

  • Hill
    3 months ago

    My husband hasn’t begun Chemo, but I’d like to also know about the chemo pill.

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