My mother, 63 years old, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Dec 2008. She underwent mastectomy of right breast in Jan 2009 and subsequently chemo=therapy was started. First 4 cycles (21 days) of Adriamycin (Adrioblastina) – 108 mg and Cyclophosphamide (Evdoxon) – 1080 mg was successfully completed w/o any severe side effects.
First cycle of Taxotere – 200 mg, started on May 2nd 2009 and ever since she is in bad shape; mainly due to persistent fever. I have downloaded the ‘Taxotere’ side effects literature and it does say to consult the doctor if fever persists, which she has done, however still no one knows what infection she might have. She has been hospitalized with an antibiotic course completed a few days ago. Neupogene was administered for low white blood cells count, which is O.K now. Doctor of infectious diseases has also check her out and various tests were done, however the fever cycles of frequency 6-8 hours with fever range of 99 – 100.2 remains, which is a great cause for concern to say the least.
Having said that, can someone provide any feedback as what to do next? Why the fever remains? Should she be even considering another dose of ‘Taxotere’, due in a week’s time, in this condition?
Feedback would be appreciated.