I've replied to your question on another thread but I just wanted to add that the reason you often go from a hormonal treatment to a chemo treatment can be when some mets are not responding well to hormonal treatment. Chemo tends to give a more rapid response (after all it's a much tougher regime) and can get things under control quicker. It doesn't mean this rules out having hormonal treatment in future, it will all depend on how you respond to different treatments.
hi thinking of you and sending positive vibes, is palbociclib the same as ribociclib as i also had to miss 2 weeks due to low blood cells and am on cycle 3 so wondered if this is a common occurrence x
I’m sorry to hear this. I can quite see why you’re anxious. I cant really say anything particularly helpful apart from that I’m thinking of you. You need to trust your oncologist I suppose but it’s difficult x
Have extensive liver mets,bone mets in pelvis,hips and spine.
Only been on Palbociclib Letrozole for 3 months early scan which was taken on cycle 2,(missed to weeks due to low white cells)
scan now shows some liver mets smaller,but one has got bigger,mets in bone only one area got bigger.They say will give me another scan in 6 weeks time,and it will give them a bette4 idea and that I will have been on the treatment for over my 3 cycles.Onocoligist thinking chemo if mets not got smaller.Can anyone tell my straight to chemo and not another targeted therapy.So confused.i am scared I have no choices but to have chemo,only.