Hi all, I think it is time to update you on my progress. As you know, I have finished with chemo, surgery, and radiation. On Tuesday I began to take two new medications; Letrozole and Ibrance (Palbociclib).
Letrozole is a medication to take every day which works to reduce the amount of Estrogen in my system. Estrogen encourages the growth of cancer cells, so less estrogen is a good thing.
Ibrance (Palbociclib) is a medication to take every day for three weeks, and then take a week off. This one aims to keep certain cancer cells from dividing. It is a newer drug than Letrozole and is still being studied. Approved for sale and use for specific purposes, the company has been asked to do further study to show what the drug actually does. I am a part of that trial.
Overall, the goal is to keep any stray cancer cells from developing further. There is a whole list of possible side effects for both drugs, but so far (3 days) I am not noticing anything.
For more information on Letrozole check out Letrozole by Teva
For more information on Ibrance check out About Ibrance