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Posted on: Aug 16, 2013 07:02PM

blondie1 wrote:

I continue to be very scared once I found my liver mets progressed after having to go off doxil. I am hoping to find some support in alleviating my deep seated fears by hearing other stories of people living and dealing with liver mets. My onc says I have such a petite frame (105) that an enlarged liver will definitely cause me some pain until chemo takes care of it.

How are others doing and getting through this with a positive attitude?

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Aug 16, 2013 07:52PM MamaPeg2 wrote:

I have liver mets. On Xeloda since June. Had my 1st CT scan today to get an update. From what I have read about Xeloda, sometimes there isn't any change at first but later, after a few more rounds, tumors shrink or are gone. I have had lots of side effects, so not looking for improvement yet. Actually, never had any liver pain.

Dx 9/11/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/30 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/29/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 2/27/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/15/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Radiation Therapy 1/29/2014 Bone, Brain
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Aug 16, 2013 08:09PM MaryGLA wrote:

I was diagnosed with liver mets two years and three months ago, not that I'm counting. They have grown and shrunk with various treatments, but I have only had pain once for about a week when abraxane/Avastin stopped working and we switched to Xeloda. I have been on gemzar/carboplatin for the past year and there is currently no evidence of disease in my liver.

Dilaudid took care of the pain while we waited for the Xeloda to kick in. You should not have to suffer if you have proper pain management. That's what my doctor tells me, anyway. I am 5'8" and weigh 120. Not sure what size has to do with pain. It's not like we have giant-sized organs in petite bodies!

Good luck! I am positive most of the time, but sometimes I get a little down. Then I just cry it out on my husband's shoulder and try to move past it. Hang in there! What is your next chemo going to be?

Diagnosed with Stage I IDC in October 2006. DMX, chemo, hysterectomy. April 2011- diagnosed with mets to bones, liver, lungs. Dx 10/11/2006, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/24/2011, Stage IV, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 16, 2013 08:13PM Trish03 wrote:

Blonde, thanks for starting this thread. I was dx with liver mets the end of May, and I would like to hear how others are doing. I have my first scans Monday after 3 rounds of perjeta/herceptin/taxotere. Liver enzymes have dropped to normal range, so I hope this results in good scans. I had a lot of pain at first, but it went away shortly after starting chemo. You're right, liver mets are very scary. I hope others will share their stories.

Dx 09/03, ILC, Stage IIIa, 7 cm, 4/18+ nodes, ER+/PR+, Her2-, 11/05 BL DIEP, 5/13 Stage IV, dx mets to liver Dx 9/15/2003, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, 4/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/1/2003 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/15/2003 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/15/2004 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/15/2004 Breast Surgery 11/17/2005 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 5/27/2013, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 6/24/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/24/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/24/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 16, 2013 09:52PM OBXK wrote:

I was dx about 10 months ago. No pain, and no luck with any drugs, I am triple negative.
I just found out that I have the antigen needed for a trial - the drug is xtandi. It is used to treat prostate cancer.
I am very upbeat. I am also very aware that my days are numbered. So I just enjoy them as they come.

Karen - DX 2003 IDC - LX, TAC X6 - rads 50.4 grays. DX. 12/10 TN - dbl mx , 5 rounds T/C. 10/12 Stage IV - PET/CT mets to chest and liver. 6 of Carbo/Gemar 12/12 CT lesion at L6 and lung nodule. 4/8 - Progression of liver tumors. Starting Xeloda
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Aug 16, 2013 10:29PM gritgirl wrote:

Liver mets from start. Liver covered with spots. Taxol with Herceptin for 5 months. Now just Herceptin. My liver did hurt. I think it depends on how swollen liver gets, not size of body. My liver would hurt after each Taxol. I took that as sign that chemo was worked. My liver enzymes and tumor markers dropped with each treatment. I've talked to 4 women who are more than 10 years out from liver mets.

uppitycancerpatient.blogspot.com Dx 1/3/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 2/9/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/5/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Aug 16, 2013 10:45PM nancyh wrote:

I'm nearly 4 years out with liver mets, still going strong.  I've been through several hormonal therapies and half a dozen chemos or so, but my onc says we still have lots of tools in the arsenal.  Hang in there!

Stage 4 in 2009, mets to liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Dx 8/12/2002, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, 3/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/30/2002 AC Chemotherapy 12/31/2002 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/30/2003 Dx 4/2/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage II, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/31/2007 CMF Targeted Therapy 8/31/2009 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 8/31/2009 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 9/1/2009, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 5/31/2010 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy 8/31/2011 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2011 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 5/31/2012 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Chemotherapy 4/30/2013 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Hormonal Therapy 5/31/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 7/31/2013 Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy 10/27/2013 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 11/11/2014 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 9/30/2015 Adriamycin (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Aug 16, 2013 10:49PM MamaPeg2 wrote:

MaryGLA - why did you go off the Xeloda?

Two advantages of Xeloda are - pill form and my hair is growing.

Dx 9/11/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/30 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/29/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 2/27/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/15/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Radiation Therapy 1/29/2014 Bone, Brain
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Aug 16, 2013 11:11PM OBXK wrote:

Mama Peg - I had no real side effects from Xeloda. It didn't do a thing for me. Hope it is working for you!!!!

Karen - DX 2003 IDC - LX, TAC X6 - rads 50.4 grays. DX. 12/10 TN - dbl mx , 5 rounds T/C. 10/12 Stage IV - PET/CT mets to chest and liver. 6 of Carbo/Gemar 12/12 CT lesion at L6 and lung nodule. 4/8 - Progression of liver tumors. Starting Xeloda
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Aug 17, 2013 08:42AM Mamita49 wrote:

I started back again with liver mets after almost 5 years in Dec. 2012.

My Onc gave me the choice of changing from Tamox to Femera only, which would take a long time to work, or take the fast track and take Chemo ( Navalbine) to get rid of the buggers fast.

He recom. Navalbine, and my last scan in July showed that I have no tumors in my liver, all resolved. He wanted me to get " maxim. results" and said that I would take the Navalbine for another 3 months, just to be sure. I do have no SE at all, and I must say, taking the Navalbine is like eating blueberries.  ( My tumor markers are presently at 15. 05) If this is still an indication that cells are in the blood system ? Maybe !!! After my next scan in 3 months, I will be on Femera. And than.......Who knows....

Never felt a thing, besides the pain in the bottom going to the hospital, I feel great, just like the last 5 years.

small little liver buggers Dx 12/15/2008, IDC, 3cm, Grade 3, 2/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/2012, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 17, 2013 09:40AM blondie1 wrote:

Thanks for the feedback. My onc started me on xeloda but because of liver enlargement causing me problems wants me on iv chemo to knock it out quicker then at some point go back on xeloda. It got enlarged while I was off chemo for a month doing radiation for back/leg pain. The enlargement is what causes the pain and bloating as it is pressing on other organs like the stomach. Even small meals can cause the bloating and pressure.

Wishing you all the best with your journeys.

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Aug 17, 2013 10:39AM cmhartley wrote:

Hang in there! I have diffuse liver mets and as a result grade 4, early stage cirrhosis and right now happy to say doing great!!! I've been on taxol, abraxane, Xeloda and now Halaven. So far, Halaven seems to be the magic bullet for me for my bone marrow mets as well as those liver mets. I've been going at it for almost 4 yrs with a good quality of life.

Hugs to all,
Katie

Original Diagnosis: 3/08/2005 Stage IIb IDC, ER+, PR-, HER2-, 3/11 nodes positive; Recurrence 10/22/2009 extensive bone mets; 11/20/2010 diffuse liver mets; 1/2013: grade 4 liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension and esophageal varicies Chemotherapy 4/5/2005 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 10/4/2005 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 9/23/2009 Dx 10/22/2009, IDC, 3cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 3/11 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/15/2010 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2010 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 5/15/2010 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 5/20/2010 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 3/22/2011 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 7/1/2012 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 2/13/2013 Halaven (eribulin) Chemotherapy 12/6/2013 Gemzar (gemcitabine) Radiation Therapy 1/2/2014 Brain
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Aug 17, 2013 10:49AM NickyJ wrote:

Like Gritgirl, I had liver mets from the outset and did taxol /herceptin, now just herceptin. After taxol a PET scan showed my liver was clear and I am currently NED. I never had any pain from liver mets. Things can get better, you just need to find what works for you!
Nicky

Nicky, stage IV from the get go, mets to liver, sternum, spine, left shoulder and left hip Dx 8/9/2012, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/29/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/29/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/28/2012 Bone Hormonal Therapy 2/25/2013 Hormonal Therapy 1/28/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Aug 17, 2013 11:49AM MaryGLA wrote:

Mamapeg2- I progressed after 7 months on Xeloda. I switched to aromisin/affinitor for two months and had major progression- near liver failure. And then I started gem/carb which as been working for a year.

Diagnosed with Stage I IDC in October 2006. DMX, chemo, hysterectomy. April 2011- diagnosed with mets to bones, liver, lungs. Dx 10/11/2006, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 4/24/2011, Stage IV, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 17, 2013 07:55PM curveball wrote:

I was dx with liver mets in February, but I suspect they have been there all along. There is one big (4 cm) one medium (2.5 cm) three small (<1 cm) and lots of speckles (too small to measure, too many to count) They weren't found before I started chemo with CMF and don't show on the only scan I had before that time, so I don't know how or if the CMF affected them. After chemo I had anastrozole for several months but had slight progression between Feb and May. Since May I have been taking a different AI, plus another medication (see signature), and my most recent scan the middle of last month showed no progression since May. My onc told me at my May appointment to get scan results that they may even shrink with continued treatment. I also have suspicious lung speckles, but they are too small to biopsy, so it isn't known for sure whether they are mets or not.

I have never had pain or symptoms from my liver mets.

Oncotype score 28--Age 56 at initial DX--mets found at 57 (but I suspect they were there from the start)--mixed IDC & carcenoid (neuroendocrine) tumor. Octreotide (a carcenoid treatment) June-Sept 2013, failed. Dx 3/23/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 7/17/2012 CMF Hormonal Therapy 1/9/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 2/26/2013, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 6/2/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 10/29/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 1/21/2014 Doxil (doxorubicin) Hormonal Therapy 4/6/2014
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Aug 17, 2013 09:06PM KarenNY wrote:

I was encouraged by gritgirl's comment about 4 women living with liver mets 10 years already. I was diagnosed in 2006 with stage IIA then rediagnosed in 2012 with stage IV when it went to my liver. I was dealing with nausea but no other symptoms. After having my liver biopsies I developed a fever which lasted a few weeks. After my first round of Taxol, my fever and nausea disappeared. Taxol worked well for me, then I tried Faslodex. That didn't work, so I'm now taking abraxane which is working but has totally killed my taste buds/appetite. I never had any pain in my liver until I had the biopsies.

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Aug 18, 2013 04:18PM raro wrote:

I am so grateful that you started this thread, Blondie...I've had bone mets for 4 years and now liver mets. I've had no pain, but a little nausea. I have 2 tumors, one 3 cm and one 1.8 cm, and fortunately that seems to be it.

I'm intrigued by those of you who say their drs. told them that chemo works faster than hormonals. I've been on pretty much every hormonal and done okay on them, but have always had progression with chemo, which is why I'm nervous about starting it again. I've done xeloda, taxotere, abraxane, and the orginal TAC chemo, with lousy results. My onc wants to start me on Gemzar/carbo, unless the liver biopsy turns out to be positive HER-2. He said it changes sometimes, and if it does there are a bunch more options. 

I am very heartened by hearing of those of you who have gotten to NED with chemo. It gives me hope!

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Aug 18, 2013 04:46PM Latte wrote:

Raro - our onc didn't say that chemo works better than hormonals, but rather that you can tell more quickly whether it is going to work or not. Most antihormonals take approx 2-3 months to kick in, and faslodex takes even longer. Just because you progressed on most chemos doesn't mean this isn't correct - the question is how quickly your onc realized that you progressed and changed your tx accordingly.
In my case, tamox didn't work for me, and my onc put me on femara. After one month, my markers were still going up and I had progression in a scan, and my onc said it didn't mean it wasn't working but rather that I needed to give it another month or two and then scan again to see if it was working. We decided together not to wait, because I felt like I was wasting time, and to switch to chemo instead, where I saw improved results after one cycle already. I can go back to femara etc in future when my mets are quieter and the slower start doesn't matter.
I hope this clarifies it for you.

30 Dec 2012: It's back! Stage IV, bone mets to spine, hip, femur, rads, Zometa, Letrozole. May 2013: further spread to ribs, skull, iliac, plus suspicious spots in lung and liver. Clinical trial with taxol and carbo plus velaparib/placebo. Dx 5/3/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIC, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/3/2010 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/27/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 12/11/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 3/15/2011 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 3/17/2011 Dx 12/30/2012, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Radiation Therapy 3/2/2013 Bone Hormonal Therapy 3/10/2013 Femara (letrozole) Chemotherapy 5/13/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Aug 18, 2013 09:20PM lilsiskathy wrote:

I'm new to this site, but I was on zeloda.  I couldn't take the side effects.  I got really sick and could hardly walk, and it didn't shrink my tumors.  However I know everyone is different, I have read a lot of post here, and other sites, where it worked wonders.  I have had liver pain from the beginning.  I've had bc with liver mets for almost 5 yrs and have not been in remmission yet.  I am currently on afinitor.  I'm just getting tired of nothing working for me.  That doesn't mean it won't for you, even the side effects are different for everyone.  Damn cancer!  Got to hand it to it, it is smart.  Well good luck to you.

Dx 3/2009, DCIS, 3cm, Stage IV, HER2+
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Aug 18, 2013 09:27PM brandall wrote:

I was diagnosed as stage IV with liver mets pretty much out of the gate last July.  They resolved with chemo, which was 8 weeks dose dense ACT (the T being Taxol).  I was scanned after the AC cycles and the mets had shrunk a little, but not a lot.  After the Taxol they weren't there anymore, that was in December.  I've been NED since then, but just in the past few weeks I've had a lot of hip pain, so my PET was moved from September to next week.  My liver mets never hurt at all.  I've got my fingers crossed that NED didn't leave me ;)

Brandi - Mother of 2 - Daughter age 6, Son age 3; Liver mets Dx 7/24/2012, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 7/17 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/1/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/10/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/20/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/19/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 2/20/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/30/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/8/2015 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 18, 2013 09:28PM brandall wrote:

Oh and lilsiskathy - 5 years with liver mets gives me hope!  Thanks for posting :)

Brandi - Mother of 2 - Daughter age 6, Son age 3; Liver mets Dx 7/24/2012, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, 7/17 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 8/1/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/10/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 1/20/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 3/19/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 2/20/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy 5/30/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 4/8/2015 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 19, 2013 12:08PM blondie1 wrote:

Thanks for the additional posts.  I keep searching for good news hoping it is out there for me.  My onc is looking for a chemo that will get me stable quickly and then going back to something that can be easily maintained.  There always seems to be a bump in the road over the last 2 years.  I wind up having to do radiation for a bone met causing me severe pain and then by the time I am done with the radiation the cancer starts progressing in other parts of my body.  It really sucks to feel I can't get it under control now after having it under control for so many years.  Prayers to all of you fighting this battle.

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Aug 19, 2013 09:01PM MamaPeg2 wrote:

GREAT NEWS! I had my 1st CT scan today after 3 rounds of Xeloda.

1 small lesion stable

1 small one GONE

the larger one - shrank over 50%

I was shocked! All the side effects were worth it! So far anyway!

Dx 9/11/2012, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 1/30 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 11/29/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 2/27/2013 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/15/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Radiation Therapy 1/29/2014 Bone, Brain
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Aug 19, 2013 09:11PM Anko66 wrote:

I was diagnosed with two small liver mets in Dec 2011, stage IV from the start.  Did about 20 weeks of Taxol and Herceptin which got me to NED (or so we thought).  Switched to Tamox and Herceptin but by Dec 2012, scans showed 5 mets in my liver. I was re-biopsed and the cancer had flipped to triple negative. I have now been on Taxol since January this year and I am stable - liver mets down to about three although not necessarily shrinkage in some.  I also started Avastin in June so I'm hoping for good news in my next scans in September.

As for liver pain, I have occasionally felt pain after chemo - again I took this as a sign it was working.  The pain was specific to the biopsy site.

Dx 12/16/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, PR+, HER2+
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Aug 19, 2013 09:16PM gritgirl wrote:

Mamapeg. That is wonderful

uppitycancerpatient.blogspot.com Dx 1/3/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 2/9/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/5/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Aug 19, 2013 10:18PM OBXK wrote:

MamaPeg - wonderful news!

Karen - DX 2003 IDC - LX, TAC X6 - rads 50.4 grays. DX. 12/10 TN - dbl mx , 5 rounds T/C. 10/12 Stage IV - PET/CT mets to chest and liver. 6 of Carbo/Gemar 12/12 CT lesion at L6 and lung nodule. 4/8 - Progression of liver tumors. Starting Xeloda
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Aug 21, 2013 05:10PM Trish03 wrote:

Wow! It's wonderful hearing from so many ladies who have survived 4-5 years with liver mets. That's really encouraging for someone new to this journey. And 4 ladies who have survived 10 years is amazing! It's also great to hear of so many different treatments that have postive results. So far, my treatment is working, but I'm happy to know that if it stops, there are many more options.

I had my first scans earlier this week, and after 3 cycles of Perjeta/Herceptin/Taxotere, my tumors have shrunk 30-40%. I was thrilled to learn that it's working!

All the best to everyone, Trish

Dx 09/03, ILC, Stage IIIa, 7 cm, 4/18+ nodes, ER+/PR+, Her2-, 11/05 BL DIEP, 5/13 Stage IV, dx mets to liver Dx 9/15/2003, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, 4/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/1/2003 Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 10/15/2003 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/15/2004 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/15/2004 Breast Surgery 11/17/2005 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 5/27/2013, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 6/24/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/24/2013 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/24/2013 Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 21, 2013 09:03PM OBXK wrote:

Scans tomorrow :o Sure hope I don't poop my pants!

Karen - DX 2003 IDC - LX, TAC X6 - rads 50.4 grays. DX. 12/10 TN - dbl mx , 5 rounds T/C. 10/12 Stage IV - PET/CT mets to chest and liver. 6 of Carbo/Gemar 12/12 CT lesion at L6 and lung nodule. 4/8 - Progression of liver tumors. Starting Xeloda
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Aug 21, 2013 11:09PM gritgirl wrote:

Karen. Prayers coming your way

uppitycancerpatient.blogspot.com Dx 1/3/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 2/9/2012 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 2/9/2012 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 11/5/2012 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)
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Aug 22, 2013 11:09PM chanah wrote:

OBXK, I hope your tets went smoothly today.  My thoughts are with you during the wait.

lung and liver spots grew during initial treatment Chemotherapy 1/22/2012 AC Dx 11/21/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 12/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Targeted Therapy 3/18/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/18/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Dx 4/8/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 4/15/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 7/8/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 7/11/2013, IDC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2013 Femara (letrozole)
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Aug 23, 2013 08:48PM OBXK wrote:

Thanks!

Karen - DX 2003 IDC - LX, TAC X6 - rads 50.4 grays. DX. 12/10 TN - dbl mx , 5 rounds T/C. 10/12 Stage IV - PET/CT mets to chest and liver. 6 of Carbo/Gemar 12/12 CT lesion at L6 and lung nodule. 4/8 - Progression of liver tumors. Starting Xeloda

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