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Sep 18, 2020 07:15PM
Sorry you are in this situation, it's hard going through a recurrence. In my case I recurred while on Tamoxifen, so I was switched to ovarian suppression and an aromatase inhibitor. Now I've moved on to ovarian suppression and Faslodex. There are many options for hormone therapy.
Chemo depends so much on your individual cancer features. I did chemo the first and second time around, but different drugs.
I also did radiation to the local area a second time - this is not done as commonly, but there are some situations where this makes sense.
Anyway, that's what happened to me. It's tough but hopefully there is no sign of distant metastasis for you. Also, I'd ask your doctors if you can get a baseline PET scan before starting this next round of treatment.
Hope that helps. Best wishes to you.
Diagnosed at 32. Local recurrences in skin one year later due to needle seeding at initial biopsy. Now dealing with MBC.
8/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/2017, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 2/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
8/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-