I am new here and this post is regarding my mother (73 years old) who was diagnosed as following:
Stage 1b, IDC, TNBC. 1.9cm tumor and No nodes involved.
Lumpectomy Surgery performed on 21/10/2017 with clear margin
Chemotherapy: (4 x EC (every 21 days) and 4x Taxol (Every week for 12 weeks)). it started on 20/11/2017.
First 2 rounds of EC went well, after 3rd round of EC, she felt some more uneasiness, and one night felt very high pulse rate and blood pressure. We took her to hospital and she was admitted into ICU with oxygen support for 3 days. There was water in the lungs. It was heart failure and now she is revived and recovering well. We spoke to Oncologist, and she says that concentrate on heart and listen to Cardiologist at the moment. After two months we can go back to Oncologist and then they will look at it again.
Now the whole family is shattered and we are fully focused on recovering from heart problems. We are not sure if Chemotherapy will be done or not. As it's TNBC case, chemotherapy is the main treatment and we want to go for best treatment possible.
Can the doctors on the forum please provide your opinion and suggest what could be the options for us once she recovers from heart issues. Please note there was no heart, kidney or liver problems before chemotherapy. The blood pressure and ECG have been normal during the chemo.
If the chemo starts again, will it be fresh new cycles as before 4EC+4Taxol ? The 3EC cycles completed, do they have any impact ?