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Chemotherapy Regimen for a Type II Diabetic

11/03/2011

Question:

I have had controlled Type II diabetes for 15 years and I haVE Diabetes Insipidous as well. After an accident, I also have significant orthopaedic surgery (autogenous spinal fusion) cartiledge breakdown and am developing thinking of the cardiac wall, although two recent cardiac caths show arteries are 95% clear. This month I was diagnosed with stage 1 r breast cancer and a stage II on the left at 2 cm. I am scheduled for Lumpectomy. Recommended for radiation 6 weeks post. Chemo - this is my question. I have learned some chemo drugs are not good for patients with one or more of my conditions. I have been told we won`t now if and when about chem until the biopsies come back after surgery. What chemo drugs are recommended for least side effects impacting my conditions? I am 68 and I know my case is not simply and not sure who do go to in the Mercer County NJ region. Thank you for your help.

Answer:

These are difficult questions that cannot be answered in an email. Best would be to find a medical oncologist with expertise in breast cancer that will discuss all this with you.

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Paula  Silverman, MD Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University