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 08:53AM - edited Oct 12, 2013 07:32AM by bhd1

Posted on: Jan 6, 2012 08:53AM - 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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Jun 21, 2014 10:46PM susaninsf wrote:

Cathy,

So happy to hear that you don't have any terrible side effects.  I agree that sleeping long and well is not such a bad s/e!  Far worse to not be able to sleep, right?

Susan

Mets to brain, lung, liver, eye, femur bone. Dx 2000, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/31/2000 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel; Reconstruction (Right) Dx 2008, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/2/2008 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right) Dx 3/29/2014, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/lungs/other, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2014 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 4/28/2014 External Local Metastases 4/28/2014 Brain Chemotherapy 10/30/2014 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 1/8/2015 External Local Metastases 1/8/2015 Radiation therapy: Bone Radiation Therapy 6/6/2016 External Hormonal Therapy 11/16/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 12/21/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy 11/27/2017 External Local Metastases 11/27/2017 Brain Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2018 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 8/21/2018 Piqray (alpelisib) Chemotherapy 4/23/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 6/19/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/23/2019 External Local Metastases 10/23/2019 Brain Immunotherapy 10/25/2019 Targeted Therapy 2/18/2020 Trodelvy (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) Dx 3/8/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to liver Hormonal Therapy 3/12/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 3/16/2021 Verzenio Chemotherapy 9/8/2021 Other Chemotherapy 11/2/2021 Other Targeted Therapy 1/6/2022
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Jun 22, 2014 05:01AM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Susan - You got that right!  I did wake early this morning but did have a good night again.  Planning a little trip away with my girlfriend for July 2 so hope all the s/e's are kind in the next while. 

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 6/11/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 22, 2014 07:39AM Carolben wrote:

Brenda, I'm confused - isn't Faslodex a hormone targeted therapy?  I seem to remember that you are 3neg? Is it because they can't tell if the nodules in your lungs are 3neg also?  Difficult to understand the liquid biopsy results, but I'm so happy that once again the Carbo-Gemzar is working for you!

Tryn2, so great you've started treatment and I hope you are in the 66% group and that it will kick some cancer butt (but not your butt!)

Am going along fine, at the end of 10 cycles of Xeloda almost.  Feeling pretty ok, all in all. Scan on the 30th - so then we'll see what's what.  

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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Jun 22, 2014 05:11PM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Thanks Carolben and gl on the 30th!

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 6/11/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 23, 2014 10:29AM Adnerb wrote:

Cathy, the Carboplatin/Gemzar combo seems to be my magic potion, but I can't be on it forever.  I had to get a blood transfusion last Monday because my hemoglobin was life-threateningly low!!!  Plus the blood counts always go down and I have a hard time keeping up.  I don't feel bad, though.  I think I am very tolerant of the s/e's, i.e. light headedness, rashes that come and go, no appetite.  I am happy to hear that your side effects are not so awful.

Carolben, my last tissue biopsy was from an enlarged lymph node.  I insisted to have it checked.  It was 50% ER+!!!  I still do not know receptors the lung tumors have.  I am almost sure they are TN because of the way they respond to the Carboplatin.  So yeah, I'm living proof that mets can morph and change hormone receptors.  I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.  Here's to Xeloda being your magic potion and hoping for major regression or at the very least, stabilization!!!

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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Jun 24, 2014 10:05AM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Brenda I'm glad you have a magic potion and you don't feel bad!  Still doing ok as far as side effects on this drug trial.  Hope it continues.

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 6/11/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 24, 2014 01:45PM carolsue63 wrote:

Hi everybody! I haven't posted in a few weeks but try to check in every now and then to see how everybody's doing. I've moved into my maintenance phase now and have had two rounds of Herceptin and Perjeta so far. Happy to say I've had no side effects so far to speak of. I still have a lot of fatigue an shortness of breath, but I try to be thankful that I'm better off now than I was before. At least now I can do stuff around the house, and I've gotten out to do some fun things a few times. Even took my son to Six Flags one day with some friends. (Rented one of those electric carts -- never would have lasted without it!) I felt like such a shut-in for so long, it's been good to get back out in the world for a change.

Had a little bit of good news at my appointment yesterday. My tumor marker number was back down to 38. :) I think they're happy with anything below 40. The last two had been 55 and 48. I think I'll be having another PET scan in July, so hoping for more good results to share then.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol

Dx 10/20/1997, DCIS, Stage 0, 0/8 nodes Surgery 11/16/1997 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 1/13/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIB, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 3/18/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/18/2010 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/19/2010 Breast Dx 1/8/2014, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 1/14/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/14/2014 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/14/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 24, 2014 07:23PM tryn2staycalm wrote:


Carol.. nice to hear your doing some better and enjoying life.  Even better news your markers were lower! 

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 6/11/2015 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Jun 25, 2014 11:44AM Adnerb wrote:

Carolsue, thanks for sharing your good news.  It must feel good to be in the "maintenance phase", as you put it.  Wishing you continued good days.

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 25, 2014 02:23PM GatorGal wrote:

yeah, carol, love hearing your good news!  Glad you were able to enjoy six flags, too!

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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