I am new here....some background. Family has history of BC. Can be traced back to my great grandmother. No genetic mutations found. Had BC first time 2006 (bilateral mastectomy with implants, salpingo oopherectomy, 3 rounds of taxol), recurrence 2013 (mastectomy redone, ACT(taxotere not taxol) DIEP Flap, Anastrazole and then 2022 (Faslodex/Ibrance).
I was in a car accident in October and the ambulance driver who arrived on the scene encouraged me to go to the hospital but I was just sore nothing else. I wasnt going to go but relented. The CT scans they did in the ER showed funky things and they told me to see my Oncologist. She confirmed those funky things were indeed cancer mets. I have one in my left lung and then several in my liver. I had a liver biopsy that confirmed it was BC and not a new primary. I am on Ibrance/faslodex. So many questions. I dont know are the mets considered large or small? How long do you have to be on Ibrance/Faslodex to see any changes? How long is life expectancy? I have read on Dr. Google...3 years, 5 years, 7 years, 10 years and more. I am getting the impression it is all nebulous from here?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.