Sep 26, 2019 01:28PM LoriCA wrote:
Marel welcome to BCO. I'm so sorry but unless I'm mistaken it reads to me as if your breast cancer has metastasized to your colon. Your profile doesn't say, but I'm going to take a wild guess that you had lobular breast cancer (ILC) based on where your mets first appeared? Lobular often tends to metastasize in different places than ductal (IDC) does. I'm surprised they would give you the pathology report before telling you in person, that's a horrible way to find out and you certainly shouldn't hear it from someone on the internet, so I feel absolutely terrible about saying it and I had to give it some thought before responding, but I figured that the report uses the words "positive" and "metastatic" enough times that you've probably already guessed.
They will likely have you do a PET and/or other scans to see if it has spread anywhere else before discussing your treatment options. It's a big shock and it takes some time to digest, but please know that there are many women here who are living full lives for many years at Stage IV.
You'll find a world of knowledge and support in the Stage IV forum and I hope you join us there. Hugs!