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Alpelisib Breast cancer metastasis, and plueral effusion

24 Jul 2020 15:04

My mother has been put on Alpelisib plus Fulvestrant as treatment for metastatic breast cancer, spread to her lungs (and causing pleural effussion). Any one else having a similar treatment, please share your experience/sideeffects..Many thanks in advance.

Alpelisib Breast cancer metastasis, and plueral effusion

26 Jul 2020 15:02 in response to hhw4953

Welcome to Cancer Chat Hhw4953 although I'm sorry about your mum's diagnosis.

Hopefully some of our members who are having this treatment will share their advice and experiences with you soon but you're welcome to join in on any other discussions you find about this when using 'search forum' in the blue bar above.

Our cancer nurses are available on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m if you'd like to discuss this with them as well.

Kind regards,

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator

Alpelisib Breast cancer metastasis, and plueral effusion

17 Oct 2020 21:50 in response to hhw4953

Hello

 

i just started Alpesilib 10 days ago. May I enquire as to how your mother has fared and also how/ what side effects has she endured?

 

best wishes 

 

Pri

Alpelisib Breast cancer metastasis, and plueral effusion

17 Oct 2020 21:52 in response to hhw4953

Hello

 

I just started Alpesilib 10 days ago. How has your mother fared?  How have the side effects been?

 

best wishes 

 

pri xx

Alpelisib Breast cancer metastasis, and plueral effusion

18 Oct 2020 20:35 in response to Pri19

hi @Pri19 ‍  my mother took it for a month, it has worked on her but because She can't tolerate and manage side effects, she has discontinued it for sometime.