May 7, 2007 10:20PM boobbuster wrote:Jubelli-
I too have lung mets. My first treatment (Carboplatin) for mets put me in remission for almost a year and then another met came back. I've been taking chemo (Taxotere) for about 6 months now. Since you're ER and HER2 positive, you'll be able to take drugs some of the antibodies too (Herceptin, Tamoxifin etc). There are alot of treatment options open to us and you're in the right place here on breast cancer.org to learn from other women's experiences and expertise.
Can they surgically remove the mets from your lungs? I had a VATS (Video Assisted Thorasic Surgery) procedure the first time and had the spot sugically removed (also called a wedge section). It's a minimally invasive procedure.
The good news is that you're chemo virgin and that chemo will more than likely put you in remission for along time. Ask your doctor if you can do DOSE DENSE chemo. It's a very agressive treatment and could put you in a deep remission.
Hope this helps. Don't loose hope. You're not alone, we're here for you. This isn't a life sentence, it's just a new normal. God is able, Stephanie