Does Zometa prevent metastasis?
Results from three studies all suggest that Zometa can help reduce the risk of cancer recurrence when it’s started right after surgery to treat hormone-receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer in postmenopausal and older premenopausal women.
How long does Zometa stay in body?
Zoledronic acid medication is a long-acting drug. As such, it stays in your body longer than 12 months (probably more than 24 months). Therefore, delaying your treatment for a number of months will not put you at a higher risk of sustaining fragility fracture nor cause significant decline in your bone mineral density.
How do I prepare for Zometa infusion?
Immediately prior to having your Zometa injection, you should drink two full glasses of water. You may need to take supplementary calcium or vitamin D if your dietary intake is inadequate. Your doctor will advise you about this. Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney problems in the past before taking Zometa.
What happens at the end of life with ovarian cancer?
The cluster of potential signs and symptoms to be anticipated in the last days are pain, dyspnea, delirium, dysphagia, weakening of voice, loss of appetite, incontinence (whether due to decreased ability to move despite support, or loss of consciousness), dry mouth, and noisy upper airway secretions.
Can I drive home after zoledronic acid infusion?
Ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse for advice before taking this medicine. If you feel dizzy while taking Zoledronic acid 5 mg, do not drive or use machines until you feel better.
How does death occur with ovarian cancer?
The most common causes of death were disseminated carcinomatosis (48%), infection (17%), pulmonary embolus (8%), and combinations of infection and carcinomatosis (11%). In patients dying of infection, 43% had sepsis, 21% had pneumonia, and 25% had a combination of sepsis and pneumonia.