Can we skip a treatment when side effects to much.?

Sam09Sam09 Member Posts: 132
From experience can anyone please tell me if we can front up to our onc treatment day and request a reprieve from the drugs? Seriously I'm now on a break and it's lovely however would be if I wasn't itching and burning all day and night as a drug skin reaction.  Nothing helps and I'm definitely sure my low feelings of late are due to lack of sleep and this . So I'm wondering if I can have a break providing bloods are  all good of course . I am on herceptin and perjeta and due in a week .


  • JoannieJoannie Member Posts: 668
    @Sam09 I am on Herceptin until end of May.  To my knowledge they order it for us specifically, and in my case it costs the government $4,000.00 each time I receive it.  If I were you I would ring them and discuss it with them.  I don't get any itching etc, but I do get some weird sensations like something crawling over my skin, not sure if it is from the Arimidex though. 
  • LMK74LMK74 BrisbaneMember Posts: 663
    As my oncologist says, we don't force any treatment on you. They advise us on the best course of treatment but at the end of the day it is our decision what we decide. Is it possible to get your dose reduced maybe to help with side effects. Either way I would stress to them how it's effecting you. Best of luck. :)
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