Thread for Stage IV Oligometastatic Folks
Wanted to start a separate thread for stage 4 oligometastatic folks. I was diagnosed in January and my metastatic disease consists of lymph nodes -axillary, mammary, supraclavicular, and cervical (extending into my neck - that's the one that made me stage 4). After 3 months on Ibrance/Letrozole, many of the lymph nodes have shrunk up and my original tumor (near the sternum, back by the chest wall) has shrunk in half. My doctor says I am oligometastic and might be a good candidate for surgery. Due to location of tumor, we are talking full mastectomy. My doctor suggested if I choose reconstruction, I would have to be off meds for an extended period of time. If the meds are shrinking up my tumor, do I need surgery? Seems like a huge procedure that may or may not offer extended life. Has anyone ever heard of or had cyroablation? Any thoughts, advice, other treatments. If you are in the same boat, lets chat about it!