October 10, 2012

New chemo

Tomorrow I start my new treatment, Halaven (eribulin). I also found a good article on WebMD called Breast Cancer Drug Eribulin Extends Survival.

Halaven was very recently studied in metastatic breast cancer and approved by the FDA. I am most worried about the side effect of my peripheral neuropathy worsening, when it has improved so much over the past ten months but hasn't completely resolved. You can be sure I will keep Dr G posted if I develop more numbness in my feet!

Other side effects include the usual: low white (82%) and/or red cell counts (58%), fatigue (54%), nausea (35%) etc. 45% had hair loss, but this is the least of my concerns. I've been bald before...

Here's hoping for a highly effective and very tolerable treatment.


  1. Hi Jill
    Wishing you a smooth journey with the new treatment. C and I send our love from downUnder.

  2. Good luck to you, I hope the treatment works well. ~Catherine

  3. Good luck with the new treatment from Sue In the UK. Wishing you well. X

  4. Anonymous6:44 AM

    Hi Jill, just wanted to let you know that I have had 3 cycles oif this chemo, and so far have had real bad side effects, just exhaustion, but we are seeing rapid results in shrinkage of the turmors. Good Luck and thanks for the encouragement thru your blog

    God's Blessings to you
    Linda L

  5. Anonymous6:48 AM

    Jill what I ment to say was there were NO real bad side effects

    Linda L