Mets to lungs with pleural effusion.
Hi, I'm still here but haven't been on in awhile due to life situations. My lung Mets disappeared from PET/CT scans for 3 years but now 3 are back with one doubling in last 9 months to 2.1cm along with new pleural effusion. Scan says it's small and Onc feels like PE is caused by inflammation from large node that is leaking…
Male with MBC
I would like to introduce myself to this forum. I am a 67-year-old male was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in early 2020. oh I am being treated with tamoxifen and Ibrance I had two courses of radiation in 2020 on my spine. My cancer is under control at this point
12 years mbc
on July 19, I celebrated making it to 12 years. I was diagnosed with 2 liver mets, er-, her2+. I have been Ned for over 11 years and off all meds for over 7 years. When I was first diagnosed in 2010, I remembered reading that 2-3 % of stage 4 patients are “ cured” - ie- they get to Ned and remain there the rest of their…
7 Years of clean scans, finally stopped being my first and last thought of every day and here I freaking am. Mets on multiple vertebrae and probably in my right lung as well but not sure about that one yet, waiting on test results. At least my kids are grown this time.. but now I have grandbabies. I'm freaking out.
10 years and wondering who has taken a break from treatment
hello! I have not been on the boards for a long long time. I had to take a break for my mental health, also because I have done extremely well, and then had to take care of my mother during her ovarian cancer diagnosis through her passing…. So today I met with my oncologist and he said since it has been 10 years since my…
*spoiler alert* Thor: Love and Thunder
I can’t be the only one here who has a kid that’s obsessed with everything Marvel. In the new Thor movie, Jane Foster has MBC and dies at the end of the movie (after being a bad ass superhero for most of it). I’m on the fence whether or not my son should see the movie. Here’s an interesting article on it:…
I don't know if any of you feel this way, or if I'm just in a funk, or if I'm just a crazy person, but I'm feeling…inconsequential. I went to law school almost 20 years ago, and people I went to school with and worked with now have important jobs. Think federal appellate judge. And I have...MBC. I hated being a lawyer, and…
Concerned about progression
<sigh>. About 6 weeks ago I noticed a lump on the same side as my original diagnosis. I’m not sure if it’s something new, or scar tissue that I’ve already had a biopsy done to “prove” that it’s not a concern. I’ve noticed the same breast is shrinking in size (can cancer leave ANYTHING alone?!) so I’m not sure if it’s just…
11 years since original diagnosis
It almost escaped my notice but it was almost exactly 11 years ago that I was dx’ed with breast cancer. Although considered stage IIB initially, a bone met was found incidentally a mere six weeks later. The met was radiated and I have had no progression since. Time really does fly. I am incredibly grateful but my most…
Am I the only one with super high tumor markers?
Hello. At the start of treatment in 2021, my tumor markers were in the 300 range. After each treatment failed. ( Ibrance then Piqray) my markers rose even higher. I just started Verzenio due to progression on Piqray. My Ca15-3 is 4900 and my Ca 27-19 is at 3576. I’d be more specific about treatments, but I am just too…