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Topic: Concerned about liver mets

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

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Posted on: Mar 11, 2021 04:32PM

Reader4Life wrote:

Hi All,

I am currently taking Xeloda for residual cancer after a lumpectomy for TNBC.

I have been experiencing right upper quadrant pain for a few months intermittently. We ruled out gallbladder issues with ultrasound.

Over the past two weeks or so, the pain has become consistent and more severe. My pain on an average day now is a 2-3. Yesterday and today it has been worse. I also have pain in my mid/upper back now.

Did anyone diagnosed with liver mets experience pain like this? I see my oncologist tomorrow for my regular blood work and check up for Xeloda. It will be interesting to see if my liver enzymes are elevated.

Just looking to read others' experiences.

Thanks.

Dx 6/30/2020, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/28/2020 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/9/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 1/4/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Mar 11, 2021 04:40PM moth wrote:

I did experience pain in the liver on palpation. I actually felt it myself because I have an above counter sink in my bathroom & I'm near sighted so I used to lean hard into the edge of the sink bowl to peer in the mirror and my liver was definitely sore when pressed.

Liver enzymes can be normal for some time. If there's pain or guarding on palpation, I believe the standard of care is to order some imagining.

But livers can get sore and touchy for lots of reasons...including Xeloda itself. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK547986/


I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone
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Mar 11, 2021 04:47PM Reader4Life wrote:

Thank you for the link! I didn't know about possible liver issues with capecitabine.

Dx 6/30/2020, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/28/2020 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/9/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 1/4/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Mar 11, 2021 06:11PM LivinLife wrote:

I've not experienced this Reader... just want to send support and well wishes!!!

with expansive comedo necrosis & weak ER/PR Dx 7/2020, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 8/31/2020 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right
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Mar 12, 2021 09:07PM Reader4Life wrote:

Thank you LivinLife.

I saw the dr today. My liver enzymes are up. He is ordering a bone scan, CT of chest, abdomen and pelvis, and an ultrasound.

In the meantime, he prescribed pain medication so I can, hopefully, rest.

Dx 6/30/2020, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/28/2020 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 12/9/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 1/4/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Mar 12, 2021 09:24PM moth wrote:

Reader4Life, I hope the pain relievers kick in. Keep us updated. I know you're stressed. Hang in there. Hugs

I take weekends off

Initial dx at 50. Seriously?? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: Never Tell Me the Odds

Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/9/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone Radiation Therapy 3/3/2021 External: Bone

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