Zometa, ONJ, when is it really necessary?
Just started on Aromasin 2 months ago. Also on OFS every 3 months. Age 48. My oncologist recommended I get Zometa infusions of 4mg every 6 months for 3 years. Saying it decreases mortality and metastasis in the bones. I’m stage 1 IDC, peanut sized tumor on right breast, grade 3, no lymph involvement.
I later got a DEXA scan which showed osteopenia in both hips, lower spine is very strong though.
I’m hesitant about getting the infusion because of ONJ. I’ve had a lot of dental work done, many root canals and crowns and a couple of implants.
If you are on Zometa, what is your dosage and how often do you get it? Anyone have ONJ and what was the experience like?
I’d want to increase my chances of a long life after this diagnosis because I have a wee 7 year old but these side effects are scary.