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 10:53AM - edited Oct 12, 2013 09:32AM by bhd1

Posted on: Jan 6, 2012 10:53AM - edited Oct 12, 2013 09:32AM 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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Jun 2, 2014 11:57PM GatorGal wrote:

Cathy,

I have had some chemos that left me bedridden for a week.  I believe taxotere was the culprit.  I really should have kept better notes of which chemo caused which SE's.  They are all running together now!  I am still dragging today and actually took a 3 hour nap.  I have been told (by my nurse sister) that I push myself too much.  I know you all understand that "can't waste a minute" attitude.  I have to admit though, sometimes those minutes are better spent in bed!  I will NOT have grandkids the week after chemo again!  Lesson learned!!

When people asked how old she was, she would say 1009365 more or less because she was so glad to be alive that she counted every day a birthday! (Brian Andreas, Storypeople) Dx 5/2008, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, 11/27 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/10/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 8/13/2011 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/12/2012 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 12/11/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/10/2013 CMF Chemotherapy 4/15/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Chemotherapy 12/16/2014 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 9/8/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 12/22/2015 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 4/12/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/14/2016 Ixempra (ixabepilone) Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 3, 2014 11:31PM chanah wrote:

Been away from BCO for a bit.  Good news is test results shoqed a bit of regression in lung, a bit of progression for liver, but basically stable.   Bad news is, I have been feeling weak and having pain in ribs.  Life is good though.  Kids and grandbabies all well and all keeping me happy and busy.  I have enjoyed reading there has been much good news shared on this thread.

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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Jun 4, 2014 02:16AM skylotus wrote:

Hi All! I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm stage 4 w/mets to bones and lung. My lung was biopsied last July, and it collapsed too. Then more scans revealed more. I'm taking the A/A combo, and back to Zometa for bones. Tumor markers keep rising from 30something last Sept to 240something now. I'm feeling crappy a lot lately, achey, tired, no appetite, but I keep pushing thru each day. Just wanted to say hello, will add this thread to favorites. Thanks.

Mets to hips, spine, pelvis, ribs, femurs, skull, lungs, liver and brain. Somedays, I'm a swashbucklin, goddess warrior princess with two blogs: earthandskylotus.wordpress.com and another at www.caringbridge.org under the name sky lotus Dx 8/18/1998, Stage IIB, 0/19 nodes, ER+ Dx 8/2013, Stage IV, mets, ER+ Hormonal Therapy 9/3/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 9/3/2013 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 7/8/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Radiation Therapy 7/29/2014 External: Bone, Brain Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Methotrexate (Amethopterin, Mexate, Folex), Taxol (paclitaxel), Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jun 4, 2014 08:42AM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Glenna - the worst chemo for being bed ridden was FEC .. it left me bedridden for days and took a week for me to feel near normal again.  I couldn't eat, (forced myself to drink) and over all just felt near dead.  The taxotere was known for its tin taste and I had severe bone pain with it.  We all react different with each chemo I know.

Chanah - any regression is great!  Pain is not good but speak up if u need pain meds and glad life is good with the family.

Skylotus - sorry your here but welcome!

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 6/12/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 4, 2014 11:45AM naturelover wrote:

Hi Everyone: I have been away from thread for a few days but read comments. I have had no energy to do anything for the last couple of days. I try though; I do accomplish very little. Currently, I had a very bad mouth sore on my lips; it's so painful I can barely eat or drink. I see my onc tomorrow and hope he can give me something for it.

I am on A/A 5 mg. I was on 10 mg. and had to have my dosage of Affinitor cut back. I hope I can stay on it. My CA 27/29 was 200 last month. I hope I get better news tomorrow.

I keep up with everyone on here and so glad that there are wonderful times with children and grandchildren happening!! That is what life is all about--being with our loved ones and finding joy in each day!

Take care!!

Judy

Dx 7/28/2005, IBC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 6, 2014 08:39AM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Seen oncologist yesterday and he was not happy that I had not had my chest, abdominal, pelvic scan yet.  He got on the phone with radiology and told them he wanted it STAT.  I got a call first thing this morning and I am booked for Monday.  Good news was that the bone scan did now show anything that they were too concerned with!!!  I asked him about starting back on Tamoxifen but he said he really wanted me on this drug trial which is doing so well and if I started on Tam now I would be turned down.   The is done .. just waiting for these tests they require.

Hope everyone has a relaxing nice weekend!  Best to all!

Cathy

 

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 6/12/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 6, 2014 09:38PM Adnerb wrote:

Cathy, good news on the bone scan!  Glad you will have the other ct-scan.  That will give you more comprehensive information,  Will you have to drink something for contrast before the scan?  That's the part I hate the most.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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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Jun 7, 2014 02:18AM springwatch wrote:

I don't often look at this thread but I felt I would share the good news I got after my CT scan this week, after 7 cycles of taxol. I have two lung tumours. One has shrunk from 4.5cm to 2.5cm and the other has shrunk from 3 cm to 1.5cm.

My bone mets have responded positively, too. The report on my sacral and pelvic mets says 'excellent response" with significant reduction in activity and the met in my neck is  now inactive. 

I am carrying on with the weekly taxol. I hope this encourages others with lung mets who are on the same treatment. 

SW

mets to lungs and bone (pelvis, spine, femur) . Liver mets Sep 2014. Dx 3/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 4/14/2011 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 5/25/2011 CEF Radiation Therapy 9/25/2011 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/30/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 2/25/2014, Stage IV, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/2/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 4/6/2014 Bone Chemotherapy 9/17/2014 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 11/26/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)
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Jun 7, 2014 07:06AM MameMe wrote:

Glenna, Its so tough to hit the sweet spot between too much and too little activity. I hope that getting some down time and generous amounts of rest will help things balance out a bit. I am still pretty new to the mets world, and to chemo, which is what affects me the most, and in somewhat unpredictable ways. Its very easy to run with activity when energy is up, since I know it may plunge soon. We do muddle through, though, one way or the other. 

Spring, That is good news about the Taxol doing its thing. I just had news that my eye tumor is regressing and my vision is improving. Monday I will have a CT to chest and see what is going on with lungs. That will be the first look since staging back in April. I do weekly Taxol, too. 

Today a friend is picking me up for a short visit to a wool and yarn show at a fairgrounds nearby. Oh, boy! Color, wooly things, and people who love to work with yarns, what a blast. I am a basic knitter, but always get psyched seeing the raw materials.

Hugs to all, 

Mame

Widespread, low volume mets to eye, lungs, chest wall and bones, dx 4/14/14. "There's gotta be a pony in this s--t somewhere..." Dx 2/2003, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/2012, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 4/4/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs/other, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-, Chemotherapy 4/30/2017 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 2/28/2018 Halaven (eribulin) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy Gemzar (gemcitabine) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jun 7, 2014 08:22AM Maureen813 wrote:

Good news spring!!  I've had great response with taxol Gemzar combo. Se are doable too. Keep the good new coming!!!

I am strong because I know my weaknesses, I am wise because I've been foolish, and I can laugh because I've known sadness Dx 8/13/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 11/21/2013, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 2/19/2014 Gemzar (gemcitabine), Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 10/31/2014 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 4/1/2015 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)

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