My mother (54yrs) is suffering from breast cancer in left side stage 3 (node positive).
IDC grade 2
She was given 3 AC chemotherapy sessions and she suffered neutropenia after each session even though she had 25% dose reduction during her third chemotherapy and was given 3 filgrastim 300 mcg injection immediately after the chemotherpy in next 3 days, still the WBC count dropped to 1100 on day 8 after chemo and ANC to 418. So she underwent MRM surgery on 12 Jan. She has been started with letrozole 2.5 mg. Currently she is experiencing severe pains in bones and joints since we have started letrozole. The current treatment plan is to start weakly paclitaxel and radiotherapy. The doctor has advised herceptin, but we are scared of its reactions to heart and liver and also have some financial issues. So if we dont start with Herceptin are there any extra chances of cancer coming back or not getting completly cure and also can the counts still drop with paclitaxel.
And please also let me know where i can find Breast Prosthesis.