Shella677 Posted April 16, 2021 Share Posted April 16, 2021 I had my chemo class today. Not for traditional chemo but for my targeted therapy. I have the mutation BRAF-V600e and the pills to target are Dabrafenib and trametinib. My insurance has approved them and the pharmacy should be calling to discuss delivery, hopefully I will start early next week. They have the typical side effects as well as more serious ones as with everything. I will get an ecg on Monday as one side effect is hardening of the heart lining, so this will be the scan that we study from and compare to. I will be on these pills as long as I tolerate them and as long as they work. I will have blood work in 4 weeks to check my levels. A scan in 3 months because I should be able to tell if they are working because of the lymph nodes that I can feel in my neck, if I don’t notice any difference I will have a scan earlier. I thought I would feel different knowing I’m so close to starting my plan but I’m feeling down and emotional 😥 Susan Cornett, Roz, LouT and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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