Posted by Ruthie/MI
on July 10, 2000 at 20:53:20:
In Reply to: chemo posted by lisa on July 10, 2000 at 15:30:32:
: Please help my mother in law has breast cancer and was due to stsrt her chemo today.
: She was told that she could not because her heart was not srtong enough. She was to begin
: aggressive treatment. Someone please explain
Always remember that BC is not an "automatic death sentence."
One of your mother-in-laws chemo drugs that she was to take was most likely Adriamycin. This drug is hard on the heart as Natalie posted.
However, chemo treatment usually is a cocktail mix of drugs and there are many available. Your mother-in-law will likely be administered other chemo drugs which aren't so toxic to the heart.
God bless you and your family.
Ruthie/MI, 6 yr. BC survivor