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Topic: Accuracy for abdominal U/S for liver mets

Forum: Not Diagnosed With a Recurrence or Metastases but Concerned —

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2019 04:00PM

helplesslyhoping wrote:

From what I understand, an U/S is the first line for looking into possible liver mets. What is the accuracy in detection? I have a dr appt tomorrow.

Dx 4/20/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
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Nov 10, 2019 06:47PM BevJen wrote:

My liver mets were not definitively identified until I had an abdominal MRI. Then they showed up clearly.

Dx 11/2003, ILC, Left, Stage IIIC, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2006, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+ Dx 5/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/5/2019 Targeted Therapy 8/1/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Chemotherapy TAC Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap
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Nov 10, 2019 07:59PM ShetlandPony wrote:

I think the ultrasound tells them whether to do further imaging. They could see something they know is benign (such as cysts), or they could see something that prompts them to order further imaging—MRI, CT with Contrast, or PET-CT. My 2014 ultrasound report said mets “must be considered”, so I had a PET-CT as well as blood tests to follow up.

2011 Stage I ILC ER+PR+ Her2- 1.5 cm grade 1, ITCs sn . Lumpectomy, radiation, tamoxifen. 2014 Stage IV ILC ER+PR+Her2- grade 2, mets to breast , liver. Taxol NEAD. 2015,2016 Ibrance+letrozole. 2017 Faslodex+Afnitor; Xeloda. 2018,2019 Xeloda NEAD
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Nov 21, 2019 08:09AM KBeee wrote:

I am guessing it would depend on how big the mets are. Hoping you get answers...benign ones!

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/25/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/19/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/11/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/22/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/28/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 2/24/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 3/30/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/24/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

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