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Topic: Possible metastasis or something else?

Forum: Just Diagnosed With a Recurrence or Metastasis —

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Posted on: Aug 22, 2020 11:55AM

Katiha wrote:

Hello all,

I am freaking out.

My mom was diagnosed with local recurrence of TBBC back in July. She now has a node biopsy on 26th of August.

This week she did some lab test that are part of the pre-surgery protocol and found out that her Bilirubin is higher then normal.

I read that it can be a sign of tumor in it. Can someone explain me what can it be?

she had high bilirubin few years back before the diagnosis and it went back to normal, so she has a history of it.

Maybe we are just freaking out before time.

With liver metastasis does blood test suppose to show anything else besides bilirubin?

Thank you all,


Dx 3/6/2004, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/8/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 9/13/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery Lumpectomy Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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Aug 22, 2020 01:00PM MinusTwo wrote:


It's usually better to stick with one thread so people who are following can continue to get all the information. Here's your ongoing thread below. I'd post this over there.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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