Topic: mets to lung

Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer — 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 IV or Mets.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2012 09:53AM - edited Oct 12, 2013 07:32AM by bhd1

Posted on: Jan 6, 2012 09:53AM - edited Oct 12, 2013 07:32AM by bhd1

bhd1 wrote:

hello. i got scan rusults yesterday. looks like abraxane is not working, since cancer is spreading. i am going on navelbine now. any words of encouragement? thanks. i am new to the boards, happy to find you all

barb

barb Dx 9/22/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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May 14, 2014 09:39AM Adnerb wrote:

tryntostaycalm, thanks for sharing your sister's poem.  You could add melody and make it into a song.

Hope you can get into that trial.  I'm rooting for you.

Brenda S. "Do not go gentle into that good night...Rage, rage against the dying of the light!" ~Dylan Thomas Dx 7/16/2005, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2005 AC Radiation Therapy 3/14/2006 Breast Dx 7/28/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 9/11/2013, IDC, Stage IV, 1/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 3/7/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 3/1/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 7/7/2015 Ixempra (ixabepilone)
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May 14, 2014 04:29PM tryn2staycalm wrote:


I was touched by it.  Hope others are too.  And ty for rooting for me!

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone Dx 7/27/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 5/2012, IDC, Left, Grade 3 Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/26/2015, Stage IV Chemotherapy 6/11/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 14, 2014 06:42PM carpe_diem wrote:

Tryn,

I think this drug is Pfizer's Palbociclib, a CDK 4/6 inhibitor. If you put "Palbociclib" in the search field you'll find a lot of discussion and background info on it.

Lung mets from the start. Solitary met, right shoulder blade 12/1/14. Dx 3/11/2011, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-, Hormonal Therapy 3/11/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 11/26/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 1/27/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 5/12/2013 Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 4/16/2015 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 5/12/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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May 14, 2014 06:48PM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Thanks carpe .. will try that!

 

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone Dx 7/27/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 5/2012, IDC, Left, Grade 3 Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/26/2015, Stage IV Chemotherapy 6/11/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 16, 2014 03:26AM Carolben wrote:

beautiful poem, tryn2staycalm, thank you for sharing it with us.  Am also hoping you get into the 66% and that it will really kick some cancer butt!

Brenda, we also couldn't get enough tissue from my lung biopsy to see if it was 3neg too.  My surgeon was querying the whole thing just now,  and suggested maybe this is a second primary - lung cancer.  So I spoke to my onc, who said my surgeon had called him about it.  He says the shape of the cells are very similar to the bc cells and everything points towards bc mets and not a 2nd primary.  But it would be nice to know if the mets are also 3neg.  What is a liquid biopsy? 

Had developed a femoral hernia that had to be repaired, so that was done one Wed, with a spinal block, no anaesthetic.  Had to stay overnight but came home yesterday and slept like a log.  So I've got an extra week break from chemo, while this heals, that's a bonus.  It's a lot less sore today, but boy was it painful for that first day!  Anyway, it's not cancer so not a big deal and I'm going to try and listen to instructions for a change and rest up, no yoga or driving for 10 days - 2 weeks.  Ho hum

love, courage and grace. Mets to lungs Feb 2013, 8 Dec 2014 brain mets Dx 5/14/2012, DCIS, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/22/2012 Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 6/21/2012 AC Radiation Therapy 9/24/2012 Breast Dx 2/4/2013, Stage IV, mets Chemotherapy 2/14/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 11/19/2013 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 7/17/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Radiation Therapy 12/14/2014 Brain Dx mets
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May 16, 2014 06:22AM - edited May 16, 2014 06:24AM by tryn2staycalm


Carolben Glad you liked the poem.  I hope it inspires more of us to keep positive and fight hard.  We will do whatever we must to try to make it to one of those 5 year clubs :).  Love hearing those stories.  And thanks for  your well wishes for me making it in the 66% on the drug trials. 

Sorry you going thru so much now and surgery too! Hope your resting well and wish you a fast recovery!

Also Carpe I found that thread for the drug trials and thanks so much!

 

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone Dx 7/27/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 5/2012, IDC, Left, Grade 3 Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/26/2015, Stage IV Chemotherapy 6/11/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 16, 2014 03:07PM Adnerb wrote:

Carolben,  here's a blurb about LiquidBiopsy.  Out of Pocket is $2500, but I was told that if my doctor requests it before the 1st of June I will not be charged (even if my insurance denies it):

"LiquidBiopsy detects and enumerates nucleated cytokeratin positive and CD45 negative cells (target CTC cells) by immunomagnetic separation and immunofluorescence. The test provides efficient and reliable CTC recovery from patient samples with a 3-day turn around.

By using LiquidBiopsy testing alongside the standard of care for cancer patients, oncologists are provided timely, valuable insight into cancer progression and response to treatment*. For pharmaceutical researchers, CTC testing can provide valuable efficacy information during early stage clinical trials."

I know we should be thankful that our lung mets are too tiny to biopsy, but it really disturbs me that I don't have more information about it!

Hugs,

Brenda

Brenda S. "Do not go gentle into that good night...Rage, rage against the dying of the light!" ~Dylan Thomas Dx 7/16/2005, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2005 AC Radiation Therapy 3/14/2006 Breast Dx 7/28/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 9/11/2013, IDC, Stage IV, 1/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 3/7/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 3/1/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 7/7/2015 Ixempra (ixabepilone)
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May 20, 2014 08:52PM chanah wrote:

Hi all - My daughter's graduation weekend last week and wedding weekend were both fabulous.  Except for some pain standing so long for the service and pictures, I felt pretty darn well thoughout the weekends.  I am blessed with a third amazing son-in-law!

I put off my lung CT scan until after the wedding, so I went today. I should hear tomorrow...

lung and liver spots grew during initial treatment Chemotherapy 1/21/2012 AC Dx 11/21/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 12/10/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Targeted Therapy 3/17/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/17/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Dx 4/8/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+, Chemotherapy 4/14/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 7/7/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/11/2013, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy 7/29/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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May 21, 2014 09:13AM Adnerb wrote:

Keeping my fingers crossed for a really good scan!

Love,

Brenda

Brenda S. "Do not go gentle into that good night...Rage, rage against the dying of the light!" ~Dylan Thomas Dx 7/16/2005, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2005 AC Radiation Therapy 3/14/2006 Breast Dx 7/28/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/6 nodes, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 9/11/2013, IDC, Stage IV, 1/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 10/1/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 3/7/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine) Hormonal Therapy 11/7/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 3/1/2015 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 7/7/2015 Ixempra (ixabepilone)
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May 21, 2014 01:46PM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Yes good luck chanah!

Had my eye exam today and happy to report everything is looking fine.  I am also a insulin dependant diabetic so I can go in anytime and have my exam covered.  Wanted to rule out any mets there also as my MO suggested.

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone Dx 7/27/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/1/2011 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 5/2012, IDC, Left, Grade 3 Hormonal Therapy 3/23/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 3/26/2015, Stage IV Chemotherapy 6/11/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)

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