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Oct 24, 2018 10:28AM
Oct 24, 2018 10:50AM
please share articles on MBC with me. I have recently been dx with metastases to spine, T5, C1, L4-5, many more spots, ribs, hip, leg, skull, and left axillary nodes full of adenocarcinoma, poorly differentiated, ER +, PR+ focally, HER2 -. Just started Femara, Ibrance, and Xgeva. No previous hormone therapy after prior cancers. I have small pleural effusions and some ascites in abdomen but no tumours found in organs.
Back in learning and coping mode. My mammos on right side all normal. It never occurred to me cancer woukd go to bones when never had any lymph node involvement on 2 prior localized cancers in left breast and had chemo for 2012 tumour which was hormone receptor negative, Her2 positive, treated w TCH. Found out about the metastatic cancer when sent to ER for chest and rib pain and shortness of breath.
Still stunned and mourning.
8/2007, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/9/2007 Lumpectomy: Left
9/16/2007 Lumpectomy: Left
5/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH)
7/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement
9/2018, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
10/1/2018 Femara (letrozole)
10/5/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib)
Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes