Topic: ZOMETA TREATMENTS FOR BONE METS

Hi All... Just thought I would pass on that i recieved my first Zometa treatment today.  It's takes about 15 minutes by way of infusion. Zometa is a Zeldronic acid treatment that helps with metasties of the bones.  Studies have shown it to help retore strength to the bone by slowing or stopping bone matasties of different kinds of cancer.  It can prevent can help relieve pain and prevent spinal compression as well.  Treatment is given every 3-4 weeks.  Blood work should be monitored and kidney function watched as well.  You also take at least 400mg vitamin D with calcium daily whiile doing this treatment.  Drink plenty of fliud as well as with all infused meds. 
I have read a few post of individuals who currently have bone mets.  This was something I researched and told my doctor I would liketo do.  It appears in my case, oncologist forget about Zometa.  This goes to show how active you have to be and advocate for yourselves.  If this stuff works as I hope, then I'll have less to no pain in ribs and possibally stop the bone mets from spreading.  aLSO, Beings it is a systemic treatment maybe ther eare more benefits to be had.  Who Knows.  So far no side effects to speak of other than sleepiness a bit, but a good nap is good for you right?

God Bless,
Jeff G.

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)

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Sounds great Jeff.  I also looked into this and it sounds very promising.  I wish you the best. 

Christina.

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way to keep your doctor on his toes! Hope the treatment works.

Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Jeff,
Best of luck with the new treatment.  Haven't heard of Zometa until now.  I will research also as I like to present new options when we run into a brick wall with this lousey mets stuff.  Take care.
Karen

Wishing all God's blessings!

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Jeff - thanks for the info.  Fred has been getting radiation for a while now as his mets went crazy between April and June in his liver, lungs, lymph and bones.  Right now they are just trying to make him as comfortable as the pain from the bones is unbearable sometimes.  I will ask our oncologist about this drug when we see him next week.
Colleen