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Posted on: Jun 22, 2012 04:09AM - edited Oct 31, 2012 03:07AM by Jac53

Jac53 wrote:

I've started this thread after suggestions that it would be useful.

This is an easily readable Bone Mets Q&As from the Bone & Cancer Foundation:  http://www.boneandcancerfoundation.org/pdfs/Breast_Cancer_Q+A.pdf

Jeannie. "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough." Dx 6/19/1995, 10/15 nodes Dx 2/18/2011, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2/2012, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 14, 2018 01:45AM NettaGER wrote:

Jen: thanks for your input, that is a very good idea. I will talk to my doc to get this measurement done.

Dx 8/31/2017, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2017 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy 9/15/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 14, 2018 01:47AM - edited Jan 14, 2018 01:48AM by NettaGER

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Dx 8/31/2017, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 9/15/2017 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Targeted Therapy 9/15/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 14, 2018 02:16AM - edited Jan 14, 2018 02:25AM by Bliss58

So very sad to read about LindaE54's passing.She was also very welcoming and encouraging to me when I first joined over 2 years ago. I miss seeing her postings. My condolences and hugs to her family and all of you who were close.Thank you LindaLou for the update, and Deanna for the update on Patty.

MargaritaMI, I had SBRT over two years ago to T11 and left illium that went very well. So far, those mets have remained inactive. Good luck to you.

Dx at 56, married, one DD. "Eat half, walk double, laugh triple & love without measure." (Tibetan proverb) -- 6 rounds TCHP to 10/15. Zometa 11/15 every 3 mos; ended 5/18. Now monthly Xgeva 6/18. Quit Letrozole 1/18. Dx 6/1/2015, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/30/2015, Stage IV Radiation Therapy 12/16/2015 External: Bone Surgery 2/16/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/8/2016 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2018 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 14, 2018 06:07AM zarovka wrote:

There is a thread for local liver treatments that you can check out. Post your experience there if you go forward. Many will be interested.

I am having SBRT to the liver and sternum in a week. It's a great strategy based on what I have read but I don't have personal experience yet.

>Z<

Ibrance/Letrozol Feb '16 -Sep '17. Adoptive Cell Therapy Oct 2017. Jan 2018 SBRT to sternum met and liver mets. Jan 2018 start Faslodex. Dx 12/28/2015, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/16/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/2/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 14, 2018 08:23AM MargaritaMI wrote:

bjsmiller, good to hear of your SBRT success - that’s very encouraging. And Zarovka, I will post updates on the liver tx thread as you suggest. I’m having the procedure tomorrow so we’ll see how it goes butI’m optimistic. Thanks for your responses.

Dx 4/2015, IBC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 14, 2018 10:14AM PHOTOGIRL-62 wrote:

So sorry for this news about LindE54. My she Rest In Peace now but we will miss her.

Thank you Lindalou for the update and also thank you Deanna for the update on zpatty. She’s been through so much.

So thankful for all my sisters here. I feel like if I didn’t have you I don’t know what to do.

Anita❤️

Dx 10/30/2008, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 8/24/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 14, 2018 10:34AM GracieM2007 wrote:

Z, will be thinking of you, praying it zaps those spots right into oblivion

dx 4/11/2007, rt. mast 4/27/2007, 1.7cm IDC, stage 2, Grade 3, 1.4cm tumor in one node,, ER/PR+, Her2-, 4 DD AC, 4 DD T, Arimidex/ 2016 mets to bone, extensive. Femera, Xgeva. 1/18 Faslodex, Ibrance..
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Jan 14, 2018 11:22AM jensgotthis wrote:

I had SBRT to my acetabulum and it was a total success in zapping the cancer. I was at risk for fracture so we chose to do it, and all is healing now. Good luck with yoirs

Dx 12/3/2015, IDC: Tubular, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/5/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/2/2016 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 5/24/2016 Surgery 5/25/2016 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy 9/14/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2016 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy
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Jan 14, 2018 01:32PM - edited Jan 14, 2018 01:32PM by Bliss58

Z, wishing you great success with the SBRT. Happy Sunday to all. Sunny here today and I need to get outside for a bit to enjoy it! Hugs.

Dx at 56, married, one DD. "Eat half, walk double, laugh triple & love without measure." (Tibetan proverb) -- 6 rounds TCHP to 10/15. Zometa 11/15 every 3 mos; ended 5/18. Now monthly Xgeva 6/18. Quit Letrozole 1/18. Dx 6/1/2015, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 6/30/2015, Stage IV Radiation Therapy 12/16/2015 External: Bone Surgery 2/16/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/8/2016 External: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2018 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Jan 14, 2018 01:37PM schoolmom wrote:

has anyone ever had a procedure called vertablasty? They inject a bone cement into compression fractures to ease pain and fill in the collapse. All I have had is radiation to one and getting ready for second at T12

saved my hair with cold caps with oncotype 21 Dx 9/12/2012, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/27/2012 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 9/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/4/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 1/27/2013 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/20/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 11/6/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver Targeted Therapy 11/30/2017 Targeted Therapy 11/30/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 14, 2018 02:32PM Lita57 wrote:

Schoolmom,

I've only heard of kyphoplasty, which I think is somewhat similar...they inject epoxy in between the vertebrae to keep them from compressing nerves.

I may have to resort to that myself as my back gets worse from the mets. I have to find someone who's really good to do it tho. Any time you mess with the spine, it can get get dicey.

L


Stage IV De Novo, Occult, Amorphic. New Brain Mets Aug 2017. Now on Gemzar. I've been dragged into an arranged marriage I didn't agree to. Divorce is off the table now that I'm married to Mr. Cancer. Grateful for however many days I have left. Dx 4/14/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/26/2016 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 5/14/2016 Chemotherapy 5/21/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 4/19/2017 External: Bone Dx 8/23/2017, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 9/5/2017 External: Brain Chemotherapy 10/10/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Jan 14, 2018 02:57PM Kaption wrote:

I had vertoblasty ( with ablation) in several lumbar spots. I believe it made that area stronger.


Dx 8/2005, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, ER+, HER2+ Dx 5/2012, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+, HER2+ Dx 6/2013, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+, HER2- Chemotherapy Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Surgery Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy External: Bone Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
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Jan 14, 2018 03:54PM Maire67 wrote:

Z, Hoping you get a good response with your SBRT. Maire.
Dx 6/2005, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy
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Jan 14, 2018 03:55PM Maire67 wrote:

Z, Hoping you get a good response with your SBRT. Maire.
Dx 6/2005, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy
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Jan 14, 2018 03:55PM Maire67 wrote:

Z, Hoping you get a good response with your SBRT. Maire.

Dx 6/2005, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy
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Jan 14, 2018 06:13PM TNMTNGAL wrote:

@Vilma65 we have low income medication dispensaries here in Tennessee where RX meds are based on your income. Some meds are free. Are there any places like this where you live? The one here is "Dispensary of Hope" in Johnson City, Tennessee 37604. I hope you can get help!! Sometimes the manufacturers will offer coupons.

Live today on purpose!! Surgery 10/21/2009 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 11/12/2009, DCIS/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 14/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 1/21/2010 TAC Radiation Therapy 7/29/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy 10/31/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/1/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement
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Jan 14, 2018 06:14PM TNMTNGAL wrote:

@Jack53 I have had the "cement fillers" done on my wrist. It's awesome!!

Live today on purpose!! Surgery 10/21/2009 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Dx 11/12/2009, DCIS/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 14/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 1/21/2010 TAC Radiation Therapy 7/29/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Targeted Therapy 10/31/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 12/1/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap, Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement
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Jan 14, 2018 06:31PM - edited Jan 14, 2018 06:33PM by PattyPeppermint

oh my. I am so sadden to hear of Linda passing. She texts often eso about her dog. / dang name escapes me - Was quick. My prayers are for her family and friends. She was super friendly and I'll always remember all the emotional support she had been to me plus many others. She will be missed.

I am still alive in hospital since 1-4. Just could get over vomiting snd got dehydrated. Anyway long story short. I have refused and iv chemo up til now but mo says no tx to live a month is pushing it. Maybe 2 weeks or next week. Scary as hell. I always thought I would stop to at this point and just go make more great memories do meds not making me sick. But mosaic ut will not get better only worse.

So I started the chemo. Dang can’t thinj straight to remember name. Another problem. Can’t ginish sentence usually before I forget my question. Very scary.

Hugs

To God be the glory! Live, laugh, love... Life is way too short. Dx 6/2013, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/29/2013 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 7/5/2013 Bone Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 8/1/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 7/1/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jan 14, 2018 07:06PM babs6287 wrote:

Patty. Please don’t be afraid of the chemo. I pray it gives you relief and better. QOL

Z hope the SRBT works and you get a good response.

I woke up this AM in excruciating pain behind my rt knee and heel. I couldn’t really walk. Finally went to MSKCc thank god. They found a blood clot in my right heel. I am now on twice daily injections of Loveton. They taught me how to do the injections. Ugh! It seems cancer patients are much more likely to get blood clots. So heed any warnings your body gives you. I was so reluctant to even go to MSKCC today !!!! Please all take care of yourselves!!!

Bab

Dx 8/17/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 16/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/24/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/21/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/21/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/22/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 8/29/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/30/2013 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 1/28/2014 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 5/18/2014 Reconstruction (left) Surgery 10/17/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 1/2015, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 2, 16/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 2/17/2015 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 3/14/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib) Dx 10/1/2015, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 2, 16/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 10/24/2015 Chemotherapy 1/1/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 10/6/2016 CMF Chemotherapy 12/9/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 4/27/2017 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Chemotherapy 6/21/2017 Halaven (eribulin) Targeted Therapy 8/10/2017 Chemotherapy 11/29/2017 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 12/14/2017 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 7/26/2018 Halaven (eribulin)
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Jan 14, 2018 07:29PM Lynnwood1960 wrote:

Babs, thank goodness you went and got that pain checked out! Very scary to think how vulnerable we all are to blood clots!! Hope your pain resolves soon

Dx 4/6/2015, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 14, 2018 07:55PM Maire67 wrote:

Patty . Praying for you to have some pain free peace of mind. Know that whatever decision you make are the best for you. You have the love and support of all of us on bco. Maire
Dx 6/2005, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy
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Jan 14, 2018 09:09PM zarovka wrote:

Patty - Thank you for stopping by. We think about you all the time. Tough choices.

Babs - Nice job catching the blood clot. Clots are incredibly dangerous and we are all at risk. There is an organization called Stop The Clot that does education on the topic. It's worth checking out the website.

>Z<

Ibrance/Letrozol Feb '16 -Sep '17. Adoptive Cell Therapy Oct 2017. Jan 2018 SBRT to sternum met and liver mets. Jan 2018 start Faslodex. Dx 12/28/2015, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/16/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 2/2/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 14, 2018 09:21PM MJHJAN1014 wrote:

Babs-sorry to hear you are enduring the insult of a blood clot-so painful and in your heel of all places. Good you can do the at home anticoagulant. Sure hope your pain has subsided. MBC, the gift that keeps on giving...

Patty-Oh my gosh, you are enduring so much right now. I pray that the chemo does it's job quickly with minimal SE's. Hope you are feeling better as far as the dehydration.

Love to both of you very special people, MJH

Dx 1/10/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/10/2014 Breast Chemotherapy 3/5/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 6/10/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/15/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 3/22/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 14, 2018 09:29PM Jaylea wrote:

Margarita, sounds like SBRT has had good success from the response here. Good luck to you and Z, hoping you get relief with minimal SE's.

Lita, praying for you to string together a bunch of good days as you work out your next moves.

Patty, prayers that the chemo does it's good work and gets you out of the hospital and back to the comfort of home and family.

Babs, good God, another course of treatment?!! So glad you took action.


Dx 10/2006, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, ER+, HER2- Dx 5/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, ER+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/20/2017 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 7/26/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Jan 15, 2018 02:49AM RyanT wrote:

Hello my name is Ryan. I posted a few months back in the Lobular thread when my mom was first diagnosed with bc. Everything seemed to be going well, she was on a clinical trial and had a good prognosis but a few days ago they found tiny spots on her spine and right hip and they believe its mets. She is getting a PET scan on Thursday to make sure but we are devastated and so scared. My mom doesn't feel any pain so she is very confused. In fact she feels great physically! How does bone mets work? Will she start feeling pain soon? Please help!

The oncologist said my mom will continue hormone therapy and later on do chemo. We have been researching and she also wants to try natural methods as well such as juicing and apricot kernels. Have any of you tried this? Based on the research we've done it seems very beneficial. All my thoughts and prayers to each of you going throughout this. Any advice you can give that I can relay to my mom would be greatly appreciated!

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Jan 15, 2018 09:33AM GracieM2007 wrote:

Hi Ryan! Very sorry you joined our group but glad you found us, these ladies are very knowledgeable and you will find a lot iof help here.

dx 4/11/2007, rt. mast 4/27/2007, 1.7cm IDC, stage 2, Grade 3, 1.4cm tumor in one node,, ER/PR+, Her2-, 4 DD AC, 4 DD T, Arimidex/ 2016 mets to bone, extensive. Femera, Xgeva. 1/18 Faslodex, Ibrance..
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Jan 15, 2018 11:43AM 50sgirl wrote:

Hi Ryan, Welcome to the Bone Mets thread. I am sorry that your mom has been diagnosed with possible bone mets. I hope that the PET scan show that they are not mets, but I certainly understand why you and your mom are scared. The good news is, even if she does have bone mets, they can be treated. Since she has only two small areas of concern, the doctors might recommend radiation to those two spots. That would probably be followed with systemic treatment. Without knowing more about her cancer, whether it is hormone receptor positive or HER2 positive, for example, it is difficult to say what kind of treatment might be recommended. The next piece of good news is that many people with bone-only mets live for quite a long time. It is not as dire as you might think. By the way, ignore any stats you might have seen. They are outdated. There have been many new effective treatments developed in the past several years. As far as pain is concerned, she might not experience pain for a very long time, if ever. I have had extensive bone mets throughout my body for the past 2 1/2 years, and I have experienced virtually no pain since treatment began. Please keep in touch and let us know how you and your mom are doing. There are many people here to support you and answer questions

Hugs and prayers from, Lynne


Dx 6/5/2015, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 8/9/2016, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 8/30/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 7/2/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy 10/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jan 15, 2018 11:50AM 50sgirl wrote:

Babs, I am glad you had the good sense to go to the hospital. I know those shots are no fun, but they do their job. I hope you get relief from that pain and are back on your feet soon.

Patty, I hope you feel better and better as Carbo does its work.

Lita, you remain in my prayers. You have an amazing way of finding your way through all the obstacles thrown your way and somehow find the joy in life.

Hugs and prayers from, Lynne


Dx 6/5/2015, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 6/24/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 8/9/2016, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 8/10/2016 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 8/30/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 7/2/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy 10/1/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jan 15, 2018 02:32PM Maire67 wrote:

Patty. Sending extra prayers your way and gentle hugs. Lita Meatballs sounds great and your kitty was doing what I do during football. Snoozing on the couch is great on a cold Sunday afternoon. Babs hope the blood clot resolves quickly. It’s a warning to all of us to listen to our bodies and not to downplay new pains.

My mo called this morn. She’s adding Tykerb and Arimidex to the mix with HER. No more Faslodex. Another PET scheduled for early Feb. Tumor markers are up. RBC low but white count normal. I was hoping the Her and Faslodex would work.. I have to laugh I was looking forward to a trip in early Feb and a big one in May to Europe. That was the first thing I thought of this time. Not the usual panic of I’ve got to get everything in order in case this is IT. Wondering how this will affect me and my travel is progress for my mental health. Always surprises with each new plan.

Peace to all.

Maire



Dx 6/2005, ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, 1/9 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy
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Jan 15, 2018 08:07PM Quaatsi wrote:

Wow this is one active group of amazing women. I don't know anyone yet but sure am getting a good feel for you all.

Maire, I have been on Tykerb and found it very do-able. It is a daily tab to take. My only se was a bit of loose stool which worked perfectly for me since I have the opposite issue from too many years of other chemo.

I think I have developed a type of allergy to Herceptin and have e very known (an unknown) se to Herceptin so I am open to doing that again --if needed-- instead of any herceptin based treatments. You will be fine with it and can even travel (I camped for 3 weeks on it!).

Q.

May you LIVE all the days of your life. Dx 9/21/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 11/9/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy 5/7/2012 Dx 2/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/lungs, Grade 3, 11/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Dx 3/2015, IDC, Both breasts, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/30 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Radiation Therapy 3/23/2015 External: Bone Chemotherapy 4/15/2015 Other Targeted Therapy 4/15/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab)

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