January 03, 2011

Treating bone mets

Today I had my regular dose of Zometa, a bisphosphonate (intravenous bone strengthener). I've been taking one or another bisphosphonates since my leg broke from the mets in 2002 anf they do seem to work. Because I've been on high dose Faslodex for the past few months, I've been able to get treatment at Swedish's Cherry Hill Ambulatory Infusion Center and see the nurses who've been taking care of me from the beginning of my mets journey. They are wonderful women and all caring, compassionate medical professionals.

A new drug, denosunab, was recently approved by the FDA for prevention of skeletal complications in patients with bone metastases from solid tumors. I plan to ask Dr G if he wants to switch me to Xgeva (denosunab). It's a monoclonal antibody and was found to be superior to Zometa.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Thank you for sharing your story. Mine is one days journey behind you. Your smile shows me that your taking the journey one day at a time and enjoying every minute. Even though we share a horrible disease we also share a view of life that no one else, but a wide eyed child could see. Every day is a blessing, and I hope and pray that every day God will bless you and keep you forever in His care.