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Topic: Scans show liver lesion - so scared

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Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 10:35PM - edited Dec 26, 2018 04:29PM by Leee

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Dec 19, 2018 09:10AM candy-678 wrote:

Leee-

There is a Liver Mets Thread you can review. It should help you.  Of course, you will be talking with your doc about the results and developing a plan. But probably the next step will be a liver biopsy.  When they found my liver tumor that is what my doc did.  I think it depends on where the lesion is, how large, and if there is one or many.  Mine was 1 large one and where they could get to it easily.  I had my biopsy with' light'  sedation to calm the person and ease the pain.  Then stayed for 2-3 hours watching for bleeding and recovering from the meds.  The biopsy will confirm metastasis and if it is ER/PR positive or negative and the HER2 status.  I see you are already Stage 4 and on treatments, so this would show if the cancer mutated and the current meds are not working anymore.  But I don't know your specifics--ER/PR HER2 status, previous scan results, Labs, etc.  When is your next doc visit??  My prayers are with you.

Found mets on CT for unrelated issue. I only had 2 treatments with IV chemo, then switched to hormone therapy/targeted therapy. Also using Xgeva injections for bone mets Dx 6/2017, ILC/IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 9/2017, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy AC Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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Dec 19, 2018 09:15AM SandiBeach57 wrote:

Hello Leee, I know how that fright feels like. I can only speak for myself, but I was not prepared for my liver mets diagnosis. I had no pain in that area. The tumor cells from my liver had traveled to my lungs and caused respiratory issues. That is how I found out and it was Oct 2016.

Fast forward 2+ years and with chemo (AC) to stabilize the cancer, followed by Letrozole and Ibrance 100, I have good quality of life. The disease is quiet for now.

I just wanted to give you hope that even if that liver lesion proves to be cancer, life will continue with some adjustments. There is a good thread specifically for liver mets. I will copy and paste the link on my next post.

Hugs to you.

2006 and 2007 DCIS ER+PR+, Oct 2016 Stage IV widespread liver mets, ER+PR-HER2-. Oct 2016 AC. Jan 2017 Letrozole/Ibrance
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Dec 19, 2018 09:17AM SandiBeach57 wrote:

Leee, here is the link!

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/8/topics/...

2006 and 2007 DCIS ER+PR+, Oct 2016 Stage IV widespread liver mets, ER+PR-HER2-. Oct 2016 AC. Jan 2017 Letrozole/Ibrance
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Dec 19, 2018 09:29AM SchnauzerMom wrote:

Leee, your post touched me. I know how scary this is. There are good treatments, and more are on the way. I was first diagnosed with liver and bone mets in 2012. It's not been easy, but it has been do-able, and life for me has been good these past 77 months--much longer than I thought I'd have. I don't have advice, because our circumstances and our bodies are all different, but I offer my support and prayers. I do find that living in each day as it comes (trite, I know, but true) has been my constant challenge and strength, and I am amazed at how those individual days become weeks, months, and years. (My oncologist told me yesterday I was in much better shape now than I was in July, 2012, which made me recall his comment to me when he told me of liver mets: "We can make it better." I do so hope the same for you.

Peace and blessings.

mets to liver, bones Dx 11/21/1987, ILC, <1cm, Stage I, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/11/1989, ILC, Stage IIIA, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/9/1990 CMF Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2012 Femara (letrozole) Dx 7/31/2012, ILC, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+ Targeted Therapy 1/14/2013 Avastin (bevacizumab) Chemotherapy 1/14/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 11/9/2013 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 4/1/2014 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Hormonal Therapy 7/22/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 7/22/2014 Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy 7/12/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 12/2/2016 Halaven (eribulin) Hormonal Therapy 5/31/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy 7/17/2018 Verzenio Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin)
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