Powerful Drug for Advanced Cancers May Need Less Frequent Dosing

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Patients whose disease has spread to bone can cut side effects tied to zoledronic acid, researchers report

 

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Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:14 PM

I have been on Zometa now since June 2015. I wasn't aware that there were ay side effects from it and had been told I was on it purely because the other chemo drugs 'affected the bones' along with the cancer (I have prostate cancer which has spread to the spine).

In May '16 I was switched to Zytiga (a tablet) because the other chemo's weren't working but remained on Zometa, again being told that it was because of the cancer being 'in the bones' but not warned of any possible side effects from it (but plenty from the other drigs I am on).

Lately, side effects have gotten to the stage of being debilitating - fortunately, bone pain has been covered with Fentanyl patches and oral liquids - but this makes me wonder about all the other side effects I am having.

I guess this is the downside of any treatment - use it to overcome one problem but risk suffering from other symptoms and conditions!

Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:14 PM

I have been on Zometa now since June 2015. I wasn't aware that there were ay side effects from it and had been told I was on it purely because the other chemo drugs 'affected the bones' along with the cancer (I have prostate cancer which has spread to the spine).

In May '16 I was switched to Zytiga (a tablet) because the other chemo's weren't working but remained on Zometa, again being told that it was because of the cancer being 'in the bones' but not warned of any possible side effects from it (but plenty from the other drigs I am on).

Lately, side effects have gotten to the stage of being debilitating - fortunately, bone pain has been covered with Fentanyl patches and oral liquids - but this makes me wonder about all the other side effects I am having.

I guess this is the downside of any treatment - use it to overcome one problem but risk suffering from other symptoms and conditions!

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