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Posted on: May 9, 2011 03:57PM

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.

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May 9, 2011 07:27PM 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 08:25PM 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 06:26AM 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- Dx 3/18/2008, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 08/15/2006 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, Taxotere Surgery 11/07/2006 Mastectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 01/02/2007 External Hormonal Therapy 02/07/2007 Tamoxifen Radiation Therapy 06/10/2008 External Chemotherapy 07/21/2008 Abraxane, carboplatin Targeted Therapy 07/21/2008 Avastin Hormonal Therapy 11/05/2008 Femara Hormonal Therapy 12/19/2009 Aromasin Radiation Therapy 03/12/2010 External Chemotherapy 03/15/2010 Gemzar, Xeloda Targeted Therapy 03/15/2010 Avastin Hormonal Therapy 08/30/2010 Faslodex Chemotherapy 08/24/2011 Halaven Radiation Therapy 12/18/2011 External Radiation Therapy 04/09/2012 Internal Radiation Therapy 06/18/2012 External Chemotherapy 06/22/2012 Gemzar, Xeloda Targeted Therapy 07/07/2012 Avastin Hormonal Therapy 01/07/2013 Aromasin Targeted Therapy 01/21/2013 Afinitor Chemotherapy 09/10/2013 Ixempra Targeted Therapy 09/10/2013 Avastin