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Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer, Open to All To Contribute —

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Posted on: Dec 3, 2019 07:35AM

Imagine wrote:

Does anyone have opinions or experience with the larger NCI cancer centers. After my VATS surgery this friday and pathology and treatments are established, I want to go to a larger facility to get a 2nd opinion,etc. I have narrowed it down to MD Anderson in Houston, Dana Farber in Boston and Sloan Kettering in New York. Anyone know which one would be best for Metastatic BC that has come back after 12 years. Thanks in advance.

Karen Dx 7/7/2007, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 8/8/2007 Chemotherapy 9/8/2007 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 11/1/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 1, 2020 07:08PM Longtimesurvivor wrote:

Hi Karen

Highly advocate for 2nd opinions and highly recommend Dana Farber in Boston. Any of the Drs there will be amazing. My cancer came back 3 times and there was.n 8 year gap between.


allison

DX1998-Mastectomy; recurrence 2001/AC/5FU/rads,Tamox1yr.NED-2010-/Hercep 2015.TDM 18mos; Brach.plex-TX/Perj/Herc6mos;rads;Herc/Perj indefinitely Dx 2010, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 16, 2020 05:07AM Moomala wrote:

Imagine, did you ever decide on a facility for second opinion? I am going to Dana Farber in ten days for a second opinion. My cancer came back after 24 years!

Dx 3/1995, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 1/17 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 3/2019, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 16, 2020 10:36AM Imagine wrote:

Yes, I'm going to Sloan Kettering in New York on the 23rd. I also changed my local MO and am much more satisfied with the new Oncologist. Dana Farber is suppose to be very good. My son in law is a doc and he and all his doc friends really think Sloan is a good choice as I'm just making sure this is all the treatment I should do now.

Karen Dx 7/7/2007, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 8/8/2007 Chemotherapy 9/8/2007 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 11/1/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 19, 2020 12:14PM pajim wrote:

Good luck! The major cancer centers are very used to helping you create a plan which your local oncologist carries out. Lots of ladies do this.

Dx 4/20/2008, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2/1/2013, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/26/2013 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 4/21/2013 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 2/24/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 6/18/2017 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 8/14/2018 Verzenio Chemotherapy 1/1/2019 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 12/29/2019 CMF

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