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Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY —

Please respect that this forum is for members with stage IV/metastatic breast cancer only. There is a separate forum for caregivers and friends: Caring for Someone with Stage 4 or Mets.

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC; also called stage IV) is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, most commonly the bones, liver, brain, or lungs. Metastatic breast cancer can be treated but not cured. Metastatic disease is NOT hopeless. There are a wide variety of treatment options for metastatic breast cancer, and new medicines are being tested every day. More and more people are living life to the fullest while being treated for metastatic breast cancer.

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Last review date: November 22, 2020

Posted on: Jul 25, 2007 07:15AM

Skyrat wrote:

I did post in the Stage III section as well. As time and treatments go on, I begin to be more concerned and a little frightened of having to go through or continue on. So, here is my question:

Has anybody been diagnosed with Stage IIIC IDC, with quite a number of positive lymph nodes showing metastatic adenocarcinoma? I had 19 of 21 lymph nodes positive with it. So far, I am diagnosed as Locally Advanced Stage IIIC and undergoing treatment with Adriamycin and Cytoxin, soon to switch to Taxol. The good news is that I am hormone positive. When I ask about the probability that the cancer is elsewhere, the doctors say to remain optimistic. While being optimistic, I am also a realist. The term 'metastatic adenocarcinoma' is somewhat scary in its implications. What are your experiences? Thanks!
5-1-08, Stage IV mets to the spine, 19/21 nodes metastatic adenode carcinoma, abundant vascular involvement; skyratgina.vox.com/ Dx 4/12/2007, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 19/21 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 25, 2007 09:00AM LuAnnH wrote:

I am not sure about adencarcinoma, but everyone responds to chemo differently. You may have an amazing response and with the help of hormonals never have to visit with this disease again in life!

LuAnn
LuAnn -- Dx 7/2/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jul 25, 2007 09:43AM Skyrat wrote:

Thank you for such a positive outtake on this! I appreciate it.

5-1-08, Stage IV mets to the spine, 19/21 nodes metastatic adenode carcinoma, abundant vascular involvement; skyratgina.vox.com/ Dx 4/12/2007, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 19/21 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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