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Posted on: May 9, 2011 02:57PM

momofbraj wrote:

I found out two months ago that I had liver mets. 4 weeks ago I had a stomache virus (thanks to my son) and the next day I found a lump in my groin area. At the same time I began having symptoms of a urinary tract infection. My gynecologist prescribed antibiotics for the urinary tract infection and said the lump was probably due to the infection and would go away with the antibiotics. It did not. So I went for a ct scan over the weekend and I now have a 3 cm inguinal lymph node and another mass possibly a peripancreatic lymph node, porta hepatis lymph node or worse a pancreatic head lesion. Anyone else have swollen lymph nodes in these other areas? Breast cancer normally doesn't effect these lymph nodes. I meet with my oncologist tomorrow to find out what the next course of action will be. My liver mets are all slightly smaller except for one which grew slightly. Not sure if I stay on xeloda or not with these results. I still feel pretty good but I am waiting for the floor to give in underneath me.

Dx 3/5/2009, ILC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 9, 2011 06:27PM PJB wrote:

I'm sorry I don't have any helpful information for you. I hope you get some good direction tomorrow. I know that being in limbo over what to do next is so hard. Sending hugs and hoping the floor stays solid under your feet! 


May 2004, Stage 2 IDC. Recurrence in 2005. On Femara til mets diagnosis in Feb 2009. On Faslodex 8/11. Brain mets in April 2012. Progression in liver 6/12. On to Etoposide. Dx mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 9, 2011 07:25PM mari55 wrote:

I do not have any personal experience or information to help you.  It would be very odd for BC to affect these lymph nodes.  Not knowing is the worst part. I sincerely hope your oncologist can give you some answers soon.  I will be thinking of you


DCIS 1999, R mastectomy. Mets to spine, sternum,ribs,and femurs Jan. 2010 and new primary on left, DCIS, Dec. 2009. I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of not living Dx 1/11/2010, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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May 10, 2011 05:26AM fender81 wrote:

Hi there - just last week I had my 3 month PET/CT. The results included 2 highly suspicious inguinal nodes. My onc asked me if I had an injury or a rash... I did have a small rash that lasted a couple of weeks from my previous faslodex injection. He ordered a pelvic MRI that day to take a closer look and it came back clear. He told me an MRI is the best way to differentiate b9 from malignant when looking at nodes (or course take your own oncs. advice). I think he said I would be rescanned in a month or so to make sure but no worries here. Looks like I had a false positive PET/CT. Hopefully yours comes back clear as well.


Dx 7/21/2006, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 08/14/2006 Adriamycin (chemical name: doxorubicin), Cytoxan (chemical name: cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (chemical name: docetaxel) Surgery 11/06/2006 Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my left breast Radiation Therapy 01/01/2007 Hormonal Therapy 02/06/2007 Dx 3/18/2008, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 06/09/2008 Chemotherapy 07/20/2008 Carboplatin (brand name: Paraplatin), Abraxane (chemical name: albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 07/20/2008 Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab) Hormonal Therapy 11/04/2008 Femara (chemical name: letrozole, class: aromatase inhibitor) Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2009 Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane, class: aromatase inhibitor) Radiation Therapy 03/11/2010 Targeted Therapy 03/14/2010 Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 03/14/2010 Gemzar (chemical name: gemcitabine), Xeloda (chemical name: capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 08/29/2010 Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant, class: estrogen receptor downregulator (ERD)) Chemotherapy 08/23/2011 Halaven (chemical name: eribulin) Radiation Therapy 12/17/2011 Radiation Therapy 04/08/2012 Radiation Therapy 06/17/2012 Chemotherapy 06/21/2012 Gemzar (chemical name: gemcitabine), Xeloda (chemical name: capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 07/06/2012 Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab) Hormonal Therapy 01/06/2013 Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane, class: aromatase inhibitor) Targeted Therapy 01/20/2013 Afinitor (chemical name: everolimus) Targeted Therapy 09/09/2013 Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 09/09/2013 Ixempra (chemical name: ixabepilone)