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Topic: Daughter’ cancer has returned

Forum: Caring for Someone with Stage IV or Mets —

A place where family members, caregivers, and loved ones of people having a Stage IV (metastatic) diagnosis can share, discuss, and support one another through the tough times unique to this diagnosis.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 10:02AM

Birchbark26 wrote:

I haven’t been here for over a year. Today we were informed my daughter’s cancer has returned. She was diagnosed stage IV de novo almost 3 years ago

I guess I’m depressed and hoping someone can give me some good news

Thank

Dx 7/16/2018, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Feb 18, 2021 07:30AM buttonsmachine wrote:

Birchbark, I'm sorry to hear of your news. How old is your daughter? My parents took it very hard when my cancer returned. It's hard for the patient but also for the family members.

Has her MO come up with a new treatment plan yet? Sending strength.

Diagnosed at 32. Local recurrences one year later. Now dealing with MBC. Dx 8/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/1/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 10/31/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/1/2017 Whole-breast Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 10/2017, IDC, Right, Grade 3, 2/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/1/2017 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 11/30/2017 AC Surgery 3/31/2018 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/30/2018 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy 6/30/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2018 Zoladex (goserelin) Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2019 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 9/30/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 8/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 8/30/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 1/14/2021 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Feb 18, 2021 07:34AM illimae wrote:

I think that the best news we have in this situation is that there are several treatments for HER2+ and more on the way.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/2/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/2/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/23/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 21, 2021 12:29PM Birchbark26 wrote:

Hi Thank you for your kind words. She had a recurrence at the original location in the breast. She had a mammo, sono, and biopsy. The plan is not concrete but probably a lumpectomy and keep her on her current immunotherapy because she tolerates it well. She was also diagnosed at 32 but was stage IV from diagnosis. I try to find parents on this site but we are few Stay well!

Dx 7/16/2018, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Feb 21, 2021 12:32PM Birchbark26 wrote:

Hi Thank you for your kind words. She had a recurrence at the original location in the breast. She had a mammo, sono, and biopsy. The plan is not concrete but probably a lumpectomy and keep her on her current immunotherapy because she tolerates it well. She was also diagnosed at 32 but was stage IV from diagnosis. I try to find parents on this site but we are few Stay well!


Dx 7/16/2018, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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Feb 22, 2021 10:30AM - edited Feb 22, 2021 10:31AM by Moderators

Birchbark - We're so sorry your daughter is dealing with this again. You know you have all the support here, please let us know what we can do for you. For now, we thought this article could be of interest:

Six Tips for Caregivers From People Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Hope this helps! Please come back soon and let us know how you both are doing.

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