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Mastectomy after dx with liver Mets stage IV

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  • ohionana1605
    ohionana1605 Member Posts: 65

    originally dx stage 0 left breast 10 years ago, lumpectomy and radiation. 2years ago dx stage IV with Mets to liver. Chemo, Perjeta, Herceptin treatments have stabilized liver but cancer has become active in same breast and surgeon suggests mastectomy. Onc ordered mri to check if still stable in liver beforehand. My decision. I’m a fairly healthy 78 years old. Any advice?
    Thanks. Bev

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,683

    Hi @ohionana1605!

    Bev, have you had a biopsy of the new breast tumor to confirm the characteristics are the same as the mbc diagnosis?

    This article might be helpful:

    https://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/20100607b

    We hope this helps and we're here to support you no matter your decision!

    Anyone else have experience/advice?

    —The Mods

  • aprilgirl1
    aprilgirl1 Member Posts: 743

    Ohionana, having a mastectomy is a way to reduce your tumor load if the tumor in your breast is becoming active or increasing in size. Having a biopsy is also a good idea , like the moderator suggested. Let us know what you decide to do !

  • ohionana1605
    ohionana1605 Member Posts: 65

    I had the mastectomy 1/23 and doing pretty good. Just uncomfortable. Get results 1/31.