Mets during active treatment? Possible?
My wife's currently undergoing treatment for stage IIIb TNBC. She had a 4cm mass that was misdiagnosed as a fibroadenoma and removed via lumpectomy.
Subsequent PET CT showed an enlarged axillary LN 3.6cm with no evidence of distant mets.
She's currently completed 4 AC and 8 cycles of weekly pacli and carbo (with Keytruda added to pacli carbo)
She's been experiencing constipation with the second combo, as well as abdominal bloating and hiccups. I've noticed some distension too. Over the past two weeks she's also been complaining of lower back pain on and off.
Is it possible that there might be mets? Our MO says it's unlikely at this stage of treatment, but we're going to get an abdominal usg and possibly a spine MRI to rule out. Really scared.
Any insights or similar experiences?