My mother in law is 60year old and was diagnosed with a stage1- 1inch malignant lump with h1+ in her right breast. We moved forward and had her right mastectomy done within 2weeks of detection. After one month we started chemo with docetaxel, carboplatin and trastuzumab as suggested by medical oncologist. For the first chemo, she is administered with daunorubicin instead of docetaxel. Is this okay?
After her 3rd chemo, she is suggested by the surgical oncologist to have a chemo port to avoid frequent puncture. after 4 days of installing it near the neck region, she had an emergency condition with high fever and chills for about 4 days where she required a blood transfusion. The organism is identified as burkholderia cepacia. In the discharge summary they also mentioned that there is a bone marrow supression and the chances are 50%. Now after 2weeks of blood transfusion, again she had mild fever. The surgical oncologist is suggesting immediate removal of the chemo port. Is this a business trick??
That is fine even if we loose money not because we have plenty of it but We are afraid if it leads to severe anemia again and any other complications.
Someone please suggest.
We don't want to loose her at this age as she is really a good person and my daughter is 2 year old and loves her a lot. Also I can see her struggle and desire to live. I am really feeling the pain I never did before both physically and mentally.