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Forum: Stage IV/Metastatic Breast Cancer ONLY —

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 4 or Mets.

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC; also called stage IV) is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, most commonly the bones, liver, brain, or lungs. Metastatic breast cancer can be treated but not cured. Metastatic disease is NOT hopeless. There are a wide variety of treatment options for metastatic breast cancer, and new medicines are being tested every day. More and more people are living life to the fullest while being treated for metastatic breast cancer.

Note: Please contact your doctor for any specific concerns about symptoms you are experiencing or your course of treatment.

Learn more about living with MBC.

Intro medically reviewed by: Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
Last review date: November 22, 2020

Posted on: Apr 13, 2020 05:24AM - edited Apr 13, 2020 01:49PM by ipenelope

ipenelope wrote:

Hello ladies. I sadly find myself joining this group within 18 months of initial bc diagnosis. Im 44 years old.

I had a wedge resection and lobectomy about a month ago and my oncologist is talking about oral chemo and immunotherapy together to treat this. My borders at surgery were clear thankfully. Gotta say with the Covid stuff going on and my recovery symptoms I'm going crazy lol.

Anyway, have any of you ladies done both chemo and immunotherapy after surgical removal and could you please share your experience?? I meet with my oncologist tomorrow for finalizing plan as she was waiting for tumor marker testing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

I hope everyone is staying safe during this trying time!!

~Katie💗

Katie💗 Diagnosed stage IIB at 42, diagnosed stage 4 mets to left lung age 44 Dx 9/12/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/20/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/13/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 6/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/21/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Dx 2/24/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/18/2020 Chemotherapy 4/20/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 10/12/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)

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Nov 21, 2020 03:34PM moth wrote:

I had my lung biopsy today. It was the 2nd lung biopsy for me. The first was in March and we got not useful info from it as it was all necrotic. It had been shrinking since then but started growing rapidly between the Aug and October scans.
I'm sore from today's biopsy. Hope the pain goes away soon.

I'm meeting with the RO next Monday to finalize admission to a clinical trial. I will hopefully be getting rads or SABR (depending on the randomization) to the lung lesion the following week.

hugs everyone

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3

Nov 22, 2020 01:20AM AlabamaDee wrote:

MOTH

Sorry you are sore. Hopefully you recover quickly for the holidays ahead. Congrats on the trial. Let us know

FYI- I met with my RO this week. She said my lung lesions are stable since July and no new lesions. The SBRT lesion did not show any differently, but she said the 6 month scan should tell more. She actually dismissed me unless the lesions start to grow and we can do SBRT again if I want. She said that I have enough doctors to see with everything going on and as far as she is concerned I don’t need an extra one. (But she is always there for me when I do)

Dee

Primary neuroendocrine breast cancer, on SERD trial ARV-471, failed Pfizer’s CDK 2/4/6 trial after 8 weeks Dx 5/23/2013, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/29/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 4/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 10/8/2020 Radiation Therapy External Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Fareston (toremifene), Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Verzenio Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)

Nov 22, 2020 05:00AM KarPC wrote:

Moth - I hope you heal quickly and everything falls in place. The trial sounds promising!

Dee - Stable is good! What doctor performed your SBRT? I've been turned down by my Oncologist to get a lung biopsy or a referral. I made an appointment about a year ago with a lung specialist for possible SBRT for my lungs within the same cancer center but she contacted the specialist and said I did not need an appointment. I will have to be either more demanding next time I ask or plan to travel for an appointment.

~Kar

​Currently on AZD9833 Trial (Oral Serd w/everolimus). Diagnosed with several lung nodules and a small liver met. Dx 4/2016, IDC, Both breasts, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 6/10/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 2/8/2018, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 2/17/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 2/26/2018 External: Liver Chemotherapy 2/19/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 10/15/2020 Afinitor (everolimus)

Nov 22, 2020 08:00AM AlabamaDee wrote:

KarPC

I went to my local Radiation Oncologist with a referral that I demanded from my then MO (got a new one now).

At that time the only thing to light up on my PET scan was One small lung lesion so I was considered oligometastatic in the lung with previously treated disease in the liver.

My RO was all for SBRT to reduce tumor burden.

Maybe you could show your MO the article https://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.20.00818


Dee

Primary neuroendocrine breast cancer, on SERD trial ARV-471, failed Pfizer’s CDK 2/4/6 trial after 8 weeks Dx 5/23/2013, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/29/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 4/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 10/8/2020 Radiation Therapy External Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Fareston (toremifene), Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Verzenio Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)

Nov 25, 2020 01:54PM KarPC wrote:

Thank you for the information Dee! Good for you in demanding what you want. We have to do that! ~Kar

​Currently on AZD9833 Trial (Oral Serd w/everolimus). Diagnosed with several lung nodules and a small liver met. Dx 4/2016, IDC, Both breasts, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 6/10/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 2/8/2018, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 2/17/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 2/26/2018 External: Liver Chemotherapy 2/19/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 10/15/2020 Afinitor (everolimus)

Nov 25, 2020 02:10PM moth wrote:

Dee, the principal investigator for my trial is one of the authors of that paper. My RO did a fellowship on SABR. I don't need to sell them on it but I think the problem is that it's still considered experimental and the province won't let them do it outside a trial.

I will ask again - esp since I just found out that someone in Ontario had it done for a lung oligoprogression

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3

Nov 26, 2020 07:25AM AlabamaDee wrote:

Good Luck MOTH. I forgot you were in Canada and the rules are a bit different.

Dee

Primary neuroendocrine breast cancer, on SERD trial ARV-471, failed Pfizer’s CDK 2/4/6 trial after 8 weeks Dx 5/23/2013, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/29/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 4/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 10/8/2020 Radiation Therapy External Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Fareston (toremifene), Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Verzenio Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)

Nov 26, 2020 08:46PM Miza_73 wrote:

Hi everyone,

I am back after some treatments. Had some hectic therapies both with my onco and some alternative supplementary treatments.

Things are not doing so well for me. From the last discovery of the spots in my lungs (nodes discovered at the mediastenal just like tangandchris) . I was administered with

Carboplatin + Herceptin x 6 cycles (every 2 weeks). A petscan was done after 4 weeks and the tumor had grown and the onco highlighted that the lungs are badly inflammed (the onco linked the inflammation to RT and chemo i had done). My breathing was getting worst, i was not able to walk even 30 meters without getting severe breathlessness. The onco had then asked me to take a break from chemo for 6 weeks and placed me on steroids to tteat my inflammation.

On by some weird turn of event, during the second week of my chemo holiday, i met another oncologist in another hospital to sign up for a clinical trial on Hyperthermia treatment. The onco looked at my scan records and had immediately raised the red flag to say that i am not suffering from lungs inflammation but rather its lymphengitis carcinoma - the cancer had invaded my lungs and if not attended to, it will be total organ failure within weeks. I am now instantly signed up for a new chemo treatment tomorrow at a different hospital. Since my bone marrow result is not so good, i will be doing a weekly chemo cocktail of Abraxane, Avastin and Tycerb.

This oncologist is a reputable doctor and he was very concerned and unhappy that my own oncologist did not see the lymphengitis. He said i have a 50-50 chance of managing the lungs from total failure.

Well, i am preparing for my session tomorrow.

I do hope i could get some thoughts or comments from any of you.

Hoping this treatment will be helping me.


Love to everyone!! Take care!!




Nov 27, 2020 04:33AM BevJen wrote:

Miza,

I do not have lung mets (so far as I know right now) but I just had to comment on your story. WTH? Did the radiology reports with the first MO say anything about this? Does your MO look at the actual scans? Mine does not as far as I know -- she simply goes by the report submitted by the radiologist.

It sounds like you've switched to treatment by the new MO, which I hope is the case. But I would let your old MO know, if you have the energy, because that was a HUGE mess-up.

Good luck on your new treatment, and hoping that it works wonders for you.

Microwave Ablations of the Liver: 7/2019; 10/2020; 12/2020 Dx 11/2003, ILC, Left, Stage IIIC, 13/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2006, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+, HER2- Dx 5/2019, ILC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/5/2019 Targeted Therapy 7/31/2019 Ibrance (palbociclib) Immunotherapy Radiation Therapy Surgery Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Chemotherapy TAC Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Pedicled TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Pedicled TRAM flap Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)

Dec 11, 2020 12:32PM moth wrote:

Miza, hope you're well and the new chemo is working well for you.

My lung met which was necrotic in March 2020 and came back to life in Oct 2020 is currently being radiated (just started rads today)

I also had it biopsied. Some tissue has gone to Foundation for testing and the pathologist here also looked at it. It came back as slightly ER+ so we are adding letrozole to my treatment.

I hope it helps me in some way

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3

Dec 11, 2020 02:45PM AlabamaDee wrote:

MOTH

Hoping the rads go well. ER+ gives you more Tx to put in your bucket

Dee.

Primary neuroendocrine breast cancer, on SERD trial ARV-471, failed Pfizer’s CDK 2/4/6 trial after 8 weeks Dx 5/23/2013, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/29/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 4/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 10/8/2020 Radiation Therapy External Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Fareston (toremifene), Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Verzenio Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)

Dec 25, 2020 06:07AM moth wrote:

Hi, just checking in. I've got 4 more radiation treatments to go, all interrupted by holidays. I get 3 next week & then 1 more on Jan 4.

I hope all these breaks don't diminish the efficacy. This tumor is apparently super aggressive. Went from nothing to biggish in 8 weeks from Aug-Oct, and then grew some more in the 5 weeks between the Oct scan and the CT mapping for treatment. My RO today warned me that my Jan scans were going to show a larger mass because it takes time for radiated tumors to start showing shrinkage so I need to ignore the lung met on the Jan scans and not freak out. Glad he warned me. I'm coughing like crazy, even at night, keeping myself and my poor dh awake. Even the dog is giving me stinkeye for waking her up with my coughing fits lol.

I've started the letrozole and since it is 3/8 ER+ maybe it will help shrink that lung met too.

Happy Holidays everyone :)

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3

Dec 25, 2020 06:44AM Sunshine99 wrote:

moth, I had to chuckle at the "dog stink-eye". I totally get it. When I was so sick with pneumonia last year, I slept on the couch or finally up in the attic, because my coughing was so bad it was waking up the dog as well as my DH. We kind of wonder if I had COVID back then, but the lung thing (along with total exhaustion) was my only real symptom. My DH tells me that he thought I was going to die. Glad I didn't...

Hope you start to feel better and the rest of your rads are successful.

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)

Jan 3, 2021 06:02AM annadou wrote:

Moth

Thanks for pointing this thread out to me Atm I am just floundering around trying to make sense of it all and of course there is no answer I get my treatment plan on Wednesday to see how they will treat these mets If it involves chemo again do I need to get that coronavirus jab? Any input on that helpful if anyone knows

Where I live in Athens Greece we are under total lockdown till 11/1 so they say. They keep extending it and we have a 6 pm curfew This is to try to get schools opened which everyone wants.

If there is anyone out there in my part of the worl I would love to here from you

Health & peace

Anna

Dx 3/13/2009, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (SPOT)

Jan 3, 2021 06:34AM moth wrote:

Hi Anna, glad you made it over here! It's not the busiest stage IV thread (I think Mel's living room is) but we're here for each other.

Have you had the lung met biopsied? How big is it and still the same hormone markers?

In BC we're still waiting for news about the mRNA vaccine for cancer patients. I think there's no safety data yet for people who are immunocompromised. I think ideally I'd wait for the non mRNA vax (esp since I've been on immunotherapy) but I'll see what my MO says.

I hope you get a concrete plan on Wednesday. If you're strongly hormone positive, I think often first line is often an AI & possibly Ibrance but I'm not as up on ER+. I'm more up on TN tx (though my lung met came back 3/8 ER+/PR- so I started letrozole in Dec 20 in case at least part of my cancer responds to hormone blocks)

hugs




Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3

Jan 4, 2021 06:32AM annadou wrote:

Thanks Moth for your reply

My path report says it’s Er& Pr positive and Her negative. It was the same the last time Will see what gets thrown at me on Wednesday and when it starts etc etc

I read your blog with interest.Super pics

Stay well

Hug

Dx 3/13/2009, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (SPOT)

Jan 9, 2021 12:45PM annadou wrote:

Hi everyone

Hope you are all doing well

This tumor is situated in the fight upper lobe area but not in lung in the mediastinum. It’s next to the big vessels so inoperable and not a good position for cyberknife so I’m told but may be considered further down the line.It’s er & or + her-

Rx Ibrance and Falsodex Any input on treatment welcome

Best wishes to all

Anna



Dx 3/13/2009, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (SPOT)

Feb 2, 2021 08:42PM Bright55 wrote:

hi all

New year greetings everyone for continued good health and stable status

I have mets to lungs for five years with only slight changes to pleural nodules which ment a change in hormonal therapy

Finally after five years of not being approved, the Australian gov drug approval for second line targeted therapy has ment that I could start the targeted Kisquali/ribociclib(no cost )with Faslodex ( payAU $2100 for three cycles..then free)

now after four months recent Ct shows stable and no evidence of progression to other sites

All the best

Bright in hope

Dx 2011, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 2016, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 7/9/2016 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 11/2/2019 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 10/8/2020 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 10/8/2020 Kisqali Surgery Mastectomy: Right Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox)

Feb 3, 2021 07:05AM AlabamaDee wrote:

Bright55- fantastic news! Thanks for sharing.

Dee

Primary neuroendocrine breast cancer, on SERD trial ARV-471, failed Pfizer’s CDK 2/4/6 trial after 8 weeks Dx 5/23/2013, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/22 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 7/29/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 4/2019, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 10/8/2020 Radiation Therapy External Chemotherapy Doxil (doxorubicin) Targeted Therapy Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Fareston (toremifene), Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy Verzenio Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine)

Feb 5, 2021 11:35PM - edited Feb 5, 2021 11:36PM by DebAL

morning. I apologize for posting here but I'm hoping for few quick responses. A friend and coworker just received her DX IDC, node neg, but positive lung nodules. She reached out to me for support. Why am I frozen in my responses to her? I guess because this is unchartered territory for me and I'm afraid of saying the wrong thing, offering wrong advice but I want to be supportive. Please let me know if there are any specifics she should ask in her appt today. Of course her husband is going with her but with covid her sister nurse cannot go with her which would definitely help. She is meeting with oncologist today and second opinion at Ohio state next week. Appreciate any words of hope I can send her way. When she is ready I will suggest she join here. Thank you all.



Dx 1/22/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/12/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 2/12/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/9/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/20/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery

Feb 6, 2021 03:01AM moth wrote:

DebAl

Are the lung nodules confirmed mets? If not she'll need a biopsy

Are.the lung mets localised to an area or all over the lung field?

Can she get referral to RO for sabr or traditional rads. How many nodules are there and can she be potentially treated as oligometastatic


Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3

Feb 6, 2021 05:12AM DebAL wrote:

hi moth, thanks for replying. Confirmed mets. Not sure if they are localized. There are 2. I don't want to hijack this thread so may PM you once or twice should she ask me something I can't answer. Shes seeing MO now. Hope you are doing well

Dx 1/22/2018, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/12/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 2/12/2018 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 4/2/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 6/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/9/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/20/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery

Feb 7, 2021 01:11PM KarPC wrote:

Bright - Wonderful news and amazing how you've kept your Lung nodules stable for so long! ~Kar

​Currently on AZD9833 Trial (Oral Serd w/everolimus). Diagnosed with several lung nodules and a small liver met. Dx 4/2016, IDC, Both breasts, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 6/10/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 2/8/2018, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 2/16/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Hormonal Therapy 2/17/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant), Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 2/26/2018 External: Liver Chemotherapy 2/19/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 10/15/2020 Afinitor (everolimus)

Feb 9, 2021 03:17AM tangandchris wrote:

I have a question about lung nodules.

I have been told that I have numerous nodules in my lower left lobe mostly. My treatment consists of Kisqali and Faslodex.

Can these nodules cause back rib cage pain? Wheezing? If symptoms become an issue is there more targeted treatment?

My reconstruction with TE's failed...had them removed because of infection. I am still unsure of if or when I will try again. Dx 10/24/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/13/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/2020, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR-, HER2-

Feb 9, 2021 05:31AM GR4C1E wrote:

tangandchris,

I'm new here (again) and I just started treatment for lung mets. My nodules are lower right lung. I can confirm that my symptoms included lower back pain, wheezing and rib pain. I also had/have a pleural effusion on the right caused by the nodules so I also had radiating shoulder pain, but since I started Abraxane the back pain and shoulder pain subsided. I'm only 3 treatments into chemo right now and this is my off week. (3 on, 1 off) Still wheezing a bit, some days more and some days less and I still have achy ribs on the right side.

I don't know about targeted treatment, but I get relief from aerobic exercise, like running or dancing. Anything to increase or deepen respiration for me helps a lot. A thoracic surgeon, after a thoracentesis, said: "deep breaths help healing" so I have taken that to heart. My health app on my android phone has timed breathing/relaxation exercises and I use them daily.

Today is a rough day on the breathing spectrum for me, but it's better than it was three weeks ago and worse than it was last week. I have rales (crackles) on the right side that are annoying and last week I had some shortness of breath occasionally but no rales which is a huge improvement from where I started. It feels like three steps forward and one step back, so I'll take it!

I wish you good luck,

GR4C1E


Dx 9/2/2011, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/25/2011 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 11/23/2011 AC + T (Taxotere) Dx 1/4/2021, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)

Feb 9, 2021 05:32AM moth wrote:

tangandchris - so my no med specialist answer to both questions is no. I don't think it should be causing wheezing. Wheezing is usually an upper respiratory tract symptom, and not associated with anything happening low down... low down occlusions tend to cause shortness of breath. I also don't see why you should have rib pain unless you're coughing. I coughed a lot when my met was acting up and during rads treatment and I had an incredible sore chest but we think it was literally muscle ache. I would report both of these symptoms to your MO.

I had radiation to my met in Dec (still too early to tell if it worked). So yes, in some cases localized treatments such as traditional radiation or SABR might be used for a lung lesion. You would need a consult with radiation oncology to see if it's an option.

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3

Feb 9, 2021 08:22AM tangandchris wrote:

Thanks for both responses. I have an appointment in early March so I will discuss this too. I'm not really coughing, but the wheezing is enough that DH can hear me.

I haven't been told much about the nodules. They are there, but I have other metastatic areas too. I assume unless I'm having direct symptoms of lung issues we leave it alone.

My reconstruction with TE's failed...had them removed because of infection. I am still unsure of if or when I will try again. Dx 10/24/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 6/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/23/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 2/13/2014 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx 10/2020, Stage IV, metastasized to other, ER+/PR-, HER2-

Feb 9, 2021 02:47PM ipenelope wrote:

tangandchris,

My left sided, upper and lower lobe, tumors did cause me to have back pain. Wheezing is caused by reduction of the bronchioles and other airways throughout the lungs. If your lesions at pressing against your bronchioles or other airways within the lungs or will cause Wheezing. Sorry I know there are yeshiva terms for the airways within the lungs but chemo brain isn't letting me think of them.

Best of luck!!🥊🥊

Katie💗


Katie💗 Diagnosed stage IIB at 42, diagnosed stage 4 mets to left lung age 44 Dx 9/12/2018, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 12/20/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/13/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 6/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 11/21/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Dx 2/24/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/18/2020 Chemotherapy 4/20/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 10/12/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)

Feb 12, 2021 06:39AM - edited Feb 12, 2021 06:43AM by Moderators

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Feb 12, 2021 07:37AM moth wrote:

I'd say lock this one and keep everyone on the longer one 😊

Initial dx at 50. Seriously???? “Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next." blog: nevertellmetheodds2017.tumblr.... Dx 12/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 12/12/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 2/14/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/13/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 2/2020, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver/lungs, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/18/2020 Taxol (paclitaxel) Immunotherapy 3/19/2020 Tecentriq (atezolizumab) Chemotherapy 11/26/2020 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Dx 12/10/2020, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Radiation Therapy 12/10/2020 External Hormonal Therapy 12/16/2020 Femara (letrozole) Dx 1/28/2021, IDC, Left, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3

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