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Denosumab (Xgeva)

3 Feb 2014 00:50

I saw the oncologist a couple of weeks ago and because there are bone mets she has lined up an MRI.  This apparently will show whether spot radiotherapy will be required.  However, she also said that I should have injections of denosumab alongside the chemo, and then these will continue for good in order to strengthen the bone.  Has anyone had experiences of being on denosumab?  Whilst I accept it reduces the risk of serious bone fractures etc it is reported that fatigue occurs in 45% of those on it, and it appears there are numerous other side effects.  I am thinking of deferring being on this regime for the time being, at least till I know how serious the bone mets are.  Wondered also about alternatives including whether, with some patience, weight-bearing exercise can do enough.

Re: Denosumab (Xgeva)

3 Feb 2014 13:33 in response to Boatgirl

Hi Boatgirl

Welcome to Cancer Chat.

I hope someone will see your post who has experience of this treatment. In the meantime, I am sending you a link to our information on the drug.

Dont forget you can also call our nurses for advice.

The team takes calls from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, on: 0808 800 4040.

Calls are free from UK landlines and most mobile phones.

Best wishes

Jane