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|3/2/2012||Is it possible to have a second set (4 cycles) of Adriamycin and Cytoxan? FOURTEEN years ago I was diagnosed with left breast Stage 1, 2CM, node negative, TNBC. After lumpectomy I took 4 cycles of AC followed by radiation. Now the opposite breast (right) is scheduled for multiple biopsies next week by Dr. Khouri. In asking my question, in no way am I assuming that the biopsies will be positive or TNBC. In light of my history and the upcoming biopsies I've been reading up on TNBC and wondered IF getting a second round of AC is possible.|
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|3/2/2012||we hope that you get good news and not end up with a new primary diagnosis in the opposite breast. if you do however and if it were to warrant chemo (lots of ifs here!) then AC would not be used again. Actually since your diagnosis long ago we have newer drugs and Adriamycin in particular is a drug being less commonly used due to its cardiotoxicity risk. |
I want you to be optimistic until we know otherwise. you are as you no doubt know in good hands with Dr Khouri too. If you need us further, we will ensure that you remain in good hands. L
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