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Zometa, is anyone taking this?

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Re: Zometa, is anyone taking this?

Hi,

I have had Zometa on the basis you have mentioned. I've had 5 of the scheduled 6 and overall it's been ok, I had a slight swelling and headache after number 4 but otherwise OK. Someone medical on my BC journey said to me at some point that these 6 infusions confer an added 4% reduction in risk of recurrence so I thought it worthwhile on that basis.

Best wishes.

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Re: Zometa, is anyone taking this?

Hi there yes I have had Zometa infusions. My cancer was all removed with lumpectomy but I had osteoporosis too. I had chemo radiotherapy & Herceptin also. My understanding is that the Zometa in some studies has been found to prevent spread of the cancer into the bones. It also helps the osteoporosis. At my most recent Oncology appt I was told the Zometa will  hopefully treat the osteoporosis & I shouldn’t need further treatment if a dexa scan at the end of treatment is ok. Most recent infusion was yesterday & I felt tired & a bit woozy after it but ok. Hope that helps? 

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Re: Zometa, is anyone taking this?

Hi there,

 

check out out the zolendronic acid thread in targeted therapies as this is the same drug. Best wishes. 

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Re: Zometa, is anyone taking this?

Thank you Tracey, your post has been very helpful. 😁

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Re: Zometa, is anyone taking this?

Zometa......

Predictive text!!! Apologies.

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Re: Zometa, is anyone taking this?

I had a mastectomy with axillary lymph node clearance as I had cancer in 8 of the 16 nodes removed. I had chemotherapy followed by radiation and I am also having an intravenous infusion of omega every 6 months for 3 years recommended by my oncologist. I have had 2 so far with minimal side effects.

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Zometa, is anyone taking this?

Hi Ladies and Gents

I have recently been discharged from oncology, however my oncologist wants me to take Zometa. I had involved lymph nodes, however the chemo and the surgeon got everything out. 

My oncologist wants me to take safe guarding precautions, which involves taking the zometa. 

Im doing everything to ensure I stay cancer free, and in my mind I really don’t think I need to take it. 

Is anyone taking Zometa? 

Thanks in advance